Gerald, gem of a jewellery company chief, dies aged 93

A MANCHESTER-raised businessman who became a director of his family’s company died on Monday.

Gerald Adlestone, 93, joined Beaverbrooks in 1950.

His father, Isaac, founded the business in 1919 with his two brothers, Harry and Maurice.

Mr Adlestone’s son Mark — who is chairman of Beaverbrooks — said: “Dad was kind hearted and philanthropic.

!He had a very sharp mind, a great business brain and an extremely keen eye for detail.

“That meant that his work would be incredibly thorough and so many people learned that from him.”

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