Chairman of NW jewellery chain appointed High Sheriff of Greater Manchester

Mark Adlestone
The chairman of Lancashire-based Beaverbrooks has been chosen to become the next High Sheriff of Greater Manchester. At a special ceremony in Buckingham Palace, Mark Adlestone was formally appointed when, in accordance with ancient tradition, Her Majesty the Queen took a bodkin, or blunt needle, and ceremonially pricked a hole through Mr Adlestone's name on a specially-prepared parchment, known as 'The Lites'. His appointment coincides with the centenary year for Beaverbrooks, which is based in Lytham St Annes. Mr Adlestone, ... For the full story register now for free or login below...