Stephen Hargrave

Stephen Hargrave is chairman London Farmers’ Markets Ltd, which runs 20 farmers’ markets in London for profit and for the public good. He is also a director and co-owner of one of the country’s biggest printing companies.

His career includes several years in the City and two years in Fleet Street. He is now chairman of trustees of Reform, a leading non-party think-tank researching ways of getting better value for money from public services, and of a charitable foundation which helps provide low-price tickets enabling school students to attend the Battle of Ideas. He is sceptical about the war on drugs, cynical about the law of libel and evangelical about freedom of speech.

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