Arthur Groocock


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-groocockArthur 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.

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