Nicholas Corah

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Mr Corah (died in 2010), "had been the major force behind a number of key projects in the county, including the creation of the Conkers visitors centre and a 1,000-acre forest park on derelict land in Moira.

"He had been chairman of textile firm Corah, in Burleys Way, Leicester, for 20 years.

"Stephen Woolfe, of Skeffington, took over from Mr Corah as chairman of the Heart of the National Forest Foundation, which runs Conkers...

"Mr Corah was chairman of Corah for 20 years until 1989, the fourth generation of his family to run the business. Founded in the 1820s, the company supplied Marks & Spencer and was one of the city's biggest employers.

"Mr Corah was founding chairman of Leicestershire Cares, an initiative which sees major companies provide staff to carry out charitable work.

"He was the last High Sheriff of the merged county of Leicestershire and Rutland, as well as a deputy lieutenant of Leicestershire and then Rutland..." [1]


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  1. thisisleicestershire Former Leicestershire textile boss is killed in car crash, organizational web page, accessed March 28, 2013.