Lord Bird

Lord Bird is a Crossbench Life peer who has sat under this title in the Lords since 7 December 2015. His full title is The Lord Bird MBE, and his given name is John Anthony Bird.

Registered Interests

Registered Interests for Lord Bird.

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Category 1: Directorships

Director, The Big Issue Company Limited (publishes weekly news magazine sold on the street by homeless people)
Director, The Big Issue Cymru Limited (Wales edition of Big Issue magazine)
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)
Director, The Big Issue In Scotland Limited (Scottish edition of Big Issue magazine)

Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Consultant, Berricote Properties
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))
Partner, Bird and Bird Associates (vehicle for member's speaking engagements, book royalties, media appearances, writing commissions and the like)
Speaking engagement, 13 December 2019, Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate, York (arranged through Champion Speakers)

Category 4: Shareholdings (a)

The Big Issue Group Limited (see category 1)
Wedge Card Limited (loyalty card for local shops; see category 10(a))

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
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

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))

Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)

Director, Dunne Bird Ltd (not currently trading)
Director, Prevention Convention Ltd (not currently trading)
Director, Social Brokers Foundation (not currently trading)
Director, The Big Issue Digital Limited
Director, Wedge Card Limited (loyalty card for local shops)

Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)

Senior Fellow, Ashoka UK