Ian Sidgwick

I learnt bridge at school and played at university, joining the student team and then becoming secretary of the Bridge Society and the team captain. Apart from some social bridge during the early eighties when an expat in Nigeria I didn’t play for over 30 years. Came back to it about 9 years ago, then joined my county association here in Gloucestershire and am now in my second year as president.

My career was mostly in the pharmaceutical industry moving from production to supply chain to procurement, which included a spell living in Germany where our two daughters attended an international school. Returning to the UK I worked for 10 years as purchasing director for The Jockey Club. Retired 6 years ago.

Bridge is such a great game, I really think more people would benefit from joining us. I hope that I can contribute to achieving that.