Peter James BOIZOT

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1929-11-16
Education King's Sch Peterborough (chorister Peterborough Cathedral 1940-44), St Catharine's Coll Cambridge (MA, fell commoner 1996)
Books & Publications Pizza Express Cook Book (1976, new edn 1991), Mr Pizza and All That Jazz (autobiography, 2014)
Recreations hockey
Clubs National Liberal, Hawks' (Cambridge)
Style Peter Boizot, Esq, MBE, DL
Career Nat Serv 1948-50, cmmnd RASC; capt MV YARVIC 1959; various sales jobs 1953-64; owner and admin Great Northern Hotel 1959-2009; PizzaExpress: fndr 1965, chm and md 1965-93, chm PizzaExpress plc (following flotation) 1993-96, pres 1996-; proprietor: Pizza on the Park 1976-2012, The Broadway 2000- (Peterborough), Miss Pears 2001- (Peterborough); dir Connoisseur Casino 1970-82; former owner and chm Peterborough United FC; former publisher: Jazz Express magazine, Boz magazine, Hockey Sport, World Hockey; pres Hampstead & Westminster Hockey Club 1986, vice-pres Hockey Assoc 1990, hon vice-pres English Hockey Assoc; fndr memb Soho Soc, fndr chm Soho Restaurateurs' Assoc 1980, former dir Soho Jazz Festival; chm Westminster Chamber of Commerce 1992-94, memb Cncl London Chamber of Commerce 1992-; Parliamentary candidate (Lib) Peterborough Gen Elections Feb and Oct 1974, former pres Eastern Region Liberal Party; Bolla Award 1983, Hotel and Caterer Food Service Award 1989, Hon LLD Westminster Univ 1995, Hon DLitt Loughborough Univ; Commendatore dell'Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana 1996
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