The Lord Bird MBE

Lord Bird is a Crossbench Life peer who has sat under this title in the Lords since 30 October 2015.

Registered Interests

Registered Interests for Lord Bird.

The Register is updated continuously throughout each sitting day and at regular intervals on other days.

Category 1: Directorships

Director, The Big Issue Company Limited (publishes weekly news magazine sold on the street by homeless people)
Updated 8 December 2015
Director, The Big Issue Cymru Limited (Wales edition of Big Issue magazine)
Updated 8 December 2015
Director, The Big Issue Group Limited (which wholly owns The Big Issue Invest Limited and its subsidiaries (whose business is social finance) and the Social Enterprise Loan Fund (part of Big Issue Invest Limited, providing loans to charities/social enterprises), but the Member is not a Director of The Big Issue Invest Limited; see also below)
Updated 8 December 2015
Director, The Big Issue In Scotland Limited (Scottish edition of Big Issue magazine)
Updated 8 December 2015

Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Consultant, Berricote Properties
Updated 22 February 2019
One-off payment from Ashoka UK to defray expenses incurred in connection with Member's unpaid post as Senior Fellow, Ashoka UK (see category 10(e))
Updated 28 January 2016
Partner, Bird and Bird Associates (vehicle for Member's speaking engagements, book royalties, media appearances, writing commissions and the like)
Updated 8 December 2015
Speaking engagement, 19 March 2019, BCMS conference, London (arranged through Celebrity Speakers Ltd)
Updated 17 April 2019

Category 4: Shareholdings (a)

The Big Issue Group Limited (see category 1)
Updated 8 December 2015
Wedge Card Limited (loyalty card for local shops; see category 10(a))
Updated 12 January 2016

Category 6: Sponsorship

The Member's parliamentary adviser is employed by The Big Issue; in the 2017/18 financial year, The Big Issue received donations which were ring-fenced to pay the parliamentary adviser
Updated 2 June 2017
The Member's parliamentary researcher is employed by The Big Issue; in the 2017/18 financial year, The Big Issue received donations which were ring-fenced to pay the parliamentary researcher
Updated 14 May 2018

Category 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality

One night stay in London hotel as guest of Berricote Properties, 28 November 2018
Updated 5 December 2018

Category 9: Miscellaneous financial interests

Founder, The Big Issue Foundation (but not a trustee or office-holder; the Big Issue Foundation is a separate legal entity from The Big Issue Group Limited and The Big Issue Company Limited (category 1))
Updated 8 December 2015

Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)

Director, Dunne Bird Ltd (not currently trading)
Updated 2 January 2019
Director, Prevention Convention Ltd (not currently trading)
Updated 12 January 2016
Director, Social Brokers Foundation (not currently trading)
Updated 18 December 2015
Director, The Big Issue Digital Limited
Updated 8 December 2015
Director, Wedge Card Limited (loyalty card for local shops)
Updated 8 December 2015

Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)

Senior Fellow, Ashoka UK
Updated 8 December 2015