Viscount Ridley

Viscount Ridley's full title is The Viscount Ridley DL. His name is Matthew White Ridley, and he has retired from the House of Lords.

Registered Interests

Registered Interests for Viscount Ridley.

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Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

  • Book royalties from HarperCollins
  • Occasional speaker via Chartwell Partners (for speaking engagements)
  • Speaking engagement, 23 September 2021, Tipping Point, Palanga, Lithuania (fee received from Chartwell Partners)

Category 3: Person with significant control of a company (PSC)

  • Blagdon Farming Limited
  • Plessey Checks Farming Limited
  • Blagdon Nominees 1 Ltd
  • Blagdon Nominees 2 Ltd
  • East Carnigill Ltd
  • Detail Properties Ltd

Category 4: Shareholdings (a)

  • Blagdon Farming Ltd
  • East Carnigill Ltd (rural property company)
  • Detail Properties Ltd (owns house in London with flats owned by family members)

Category 4: Shareholdings (b)

  • Octopus Protected EIS Fund 7
  • Northern 2 VCT
  • Westminster Group plc (fire, safety, security and defence)
  • QuantumDX (medical devices company)
  • Plaquetec Ltd (developing personalised medicine for heart disease)

Category 5: Land and property

  • Blagdon and Blyth estate in Northumberland, with income from areas including farming, forestry, commercial property, residential property and minerals
  • Land and fishing rights on the River Coquet at Felton, Northumberland

Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)

  • Director, Blagdon Farming Ltd
  • Director, Ridley Family Charity
  • Director, Plessey Checks Farming Ltd
  • Director, Detail Properties Ltd (owns house in London with flats owned by family members)

Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)

  • Member, Regulatory Horizons Council (RHC), Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)

  • Trustee, Northumberland Estates Seghill LLP (interest ceased 30 April 2021)
  • Trustee and Director, The Rose Paterson Trust Limited (charity)