Born in 1942, Brian is Chairman of BCC Marketing Services. Brian created BCC Marketing in 1988 to offer a database building service to the direct marketing industry, and it has prospered since that time, now employing some 100 people and turning over approximately £1.4 million.
Brian has lived with his wife Jacquie and their son Matthew, aged 21 in the Northampton South constituency for 20 years. He was born and bred in the county, and together with his other son James, aged 35 still actively manages BCC Marketing which is based in Wellingborough.
In 1993, he co-founded Beechwood House Publishing Company Ltd with an ambitious and bright young South African, Walter Brinzer, to produce and publish directories. That company also prospered and two of its products Binley's Directory of National Health Service Management and Binley's Directory of Local Government Management quickly became market leaders. Some years later Brian was proud to be elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts for their contribution to the nation's wellbeing. Beechwood House, which now employs some 90 people and turns over approximately £3.5 million, was sold to the Wilmington Publishing Group at the end of 2000.
Brian is an avid fan and a shareholder of Northampton Town FC, a member of the County Cricket Club and a regular playing member of the Collingtree Golf Club. Brian is also a Freemason, and in particular is proud of its charitable work and its role in providing support and funding to local charitable and community projects.
In 1997, Brian was elected to serve the Hackleton electoral division as a councillor on Northamptonshire County Council and was quickly appointed to act as the Conservative Party's Finance Spokesman on that body. In 2000, Brian was appointed Chairman of the council's Finance and Resources Scrutiny Committee. Brian has held the Finance portfolio on Northamptonshire County Council since the Conservative Administration was elected in 2005.
Brian joined the Party as a Young Conservative when he was 17. He subsequently became a qualified Conservative Agent in 1966, working firstly for the Central Office as Young Conservative Organiser for the West Country thereafter transferring to the Kidderminster Conservative Association some three years later as Agent, a position he held until 1977.
He was elected as Member of Parliament in May 2005.
In November 2006 Brian was delighted to be asked by the Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reforms, Alan Duncan, to Chair the Conservative Parliamentary Enterprise Group, which helps to coordinate business policy and enjoys the backing of more than 135 MPs.
Brian was also appointed to serve on the Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Select Committee, which well positions him to discuss issues that affect enterprise and business growth in this country.