Mark Garnier

Mark Garnier is the Conservative MP for Wyre Forest, and has been an MP continuously since 6 May 2010.

Registered Interests

The Register of Members’ Financial Interests is updated fortnightly online when the House is sitting, and less frequently at other times. Interests remain in the Register for twelve months after the interest has ended.

The interests set out below are those included in the most recently published version of the Register. All versions of the Register can be found here.

1. Employment and earnings

  • From 1 April 2019 until 31 March 2022, Principal Speaker for BRI Wealth Management plc, BRI House, Elm Court, Meriden Business Park, Meriden CV5 9RL. From 1 April 2020, I received £10,000 per annum, paid in quarterly instalments, for speaking at eight client events and writing occasional articles for client newsletters. Hours: 64 hrs a year. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 25 April 2019, updated 14 April 2020 and 01 February 2021)
  • From 8 September 2020 until 8 March 2022, member of Advisory Board of Laser Light Communications, 1818 Library Street, Suite 500, Reston, VA 20190, USA, a start-up satellite company developing data connectivity through lasers. Contingent upon the company achieving certain significant financial milestones, I may receive £5,000 per month in back pay, limited to the 18 months worked up to the point of departure. Hours: approx. 10 hours per month. Any remuneration for this role will be listed below. (Registered 10 September 2020; updated 21 March 2022)
  • Payments from the Shetland Space Centre, Moray Park, Seaford Avenue, Grantown-on-Spey PH26 3J:
    • From 1 October 2020 until 31 August 2022, Chair of the Advisory Board. I received £2,500 a month. In addition, I have been offered share options with terms still to be decided. Hours: approx. 10 hrs per month. (Registered 26 October 2020; updated 22 September 2022)
    • Payment of £5,000 per annum expected as an annual retainer fee covering 1 September 2022 to 31 August 2023. If required, I will undertake additional work on an ad hoc basis, and payments will be listed below. Hours: none to date. (Registered 22 September 2022)

4. Visits outside the UK

  • Name of donor: Middle East Forum Ltd (UK Abraham Accords Group)
    Address of donor: New Derwent House, 69-73 Theobalds Rd, London WC1X 8TA
    Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, meals and hospitality, total value £3,330.89
    Destination of visit: United Arab Emirates
    Dates of visit: 8-13 January 2022
    Purpose of visit: To learn more of the outcomes of the Abraham Accords agreement, that seeks co-operation and friendship between Israel and other signatories (UAE, Bahrain and Morocco), and to help promote the Accords.
    (Registered 25 January 2022)
  • Name of donor: Confederation Générale des Entreprises du Maroc
    Address of donor: 23, Bd Mohamed Abdou Quartier, Palmiers 20340 Casablanca, Morocco
    Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights £1,250; hotel £1,300 (two nights Casablanca, two nights in Rabat, one night Tangiers); total value £2,550
    Destination of visit: Casablanca, Rabat and Tangiers, Morocco
    Dates of visit: 9-14 October 2022
    Purpose of visit: Members' fact finding delegation in relation to trade with Morocco.
    (Registered 25 October 2022)

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year

  • From 23 June 2017, a residential property in Cornwall owned jointly with my spouse: (i) and (ii). (Registered 27 June 2017)

7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital

  • From 22 September 2021, sole director and shareholder of Kemyel Ltd (dormant), a company set up to manage my financial interests. (Registered 4 October 2021)

8. Miscellaneous

  • Member of the Court of the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers of London. (Updated 19 May 2015)
  • From 10 March 2021, Director of the Satellite Finance Network, a company limited by guarantee providing support and advice for space sector start-up companies. This is an unpaid role, requiring one day per month commitment. (Registered 15 March 2021)
  • From 22 November 2021, Chair of the advisory board of the Space Energy Initiative, a non-profit organisation set up within the Satellite Applications Catapult to support those exploring the possibility of space based solar power. This is an unpaid role and involves chairing four meetings a year. (Registered 14 December 2021)

9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses

  • I employ my spouse, Caroline Garnier, as Office Manager.