A biography of Rediffusion Television’s company secretary
On 4 November 1965, Rediffusion Television shuffled its board of directors. The next edition of house magazine ‘Fusion’ gave these biographical details of the new members.
Arthur Groocock, company secretary, is 58 years old, a native of Northampton, and was educated at Northampton Grammar School.
He became an associate member of The Chartered Institute of Secretaries in 1934 and was elected a fellow of the institute in 1935.
In 1943 he joined the staff of The B.E.T. Federation Ltd and acted as secretary of a number of associated companies. He was appointed assistant secretary of The British Electric Traction Company Ltd in 1949.
On the formation of Associated-Rediffusion Limited in 1954 he was appointed secretary and he has acted as secretary of the Television Programme Contractors’ Association from its formation until a full-time secretary was appointed in August 1955.
He was appointed secretary of Rediffusion Television Ltd on its formation in 1964 and is financial director of the recently-formed British Bureau of Television Advertising. Arthur Groocock, who is married with four children, lives in Tunbridge Wells.
About the author
'Fusion' was the quarterly staff magazine for Associated-Rediffusion and Rediffusion Television employees.