Bernard Ashley

Businessperson, Chivalric Order Member

1926 – 2009

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Who was Bernard Ashley?

Sir Bernard Albert Ashley was an English businessman and engineer. He was the husband of Laura Ashley, and was her business partner from the founding of their fashion-textiles-centred business. An engineer with a love of trains, planes and boats, Ashley was often portrayed in the media as a businessman instead of a designer — but he had a huge love of colour and design.

He had interests in Laura Ashley Holdings and the country-house hotel Llangoed Hall. Ranked 796th richest person in the UK with a fortune of £60m in fashion and hotels by the Sunday Times Rich List. He lived mainly in Brussels, but had houses in Hay-on-Wye and France.

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Born
Aug 11, 1926
Brixton
Spouses
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Whitgift School
  • Trinity School of John Whitgift
Died
Feb 14, 2009
Elan Valley

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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