House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests
As at 20 March 2017

Opperman, Guy (Hexham)

Opperman, Guy (Hexham)

1. Employment and earnings

On 1 December 2016, I gave the keynote speech at the Guildhall dinner of the Financial Services Forum, of 251 Pentonville Rd, Kings Cross, London N1 9NG. This was unpaid but my partner and I received two complimentary dinner tickets, with a total market value of £700. Hours: approx. 2.5 hrs including preparation. (Registered 18 January 2017)

3 February 2017, received £1,500 from Sherrington SILP of 66 Chorley Street, Bolton, Lancashire BL1 4AL, for legal services provided between August 2005 and November 2008. Hours: 15 hrs 45 mins. (Registered 15 March 2017)

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)

Name of donor: Calor Gas Ltd
Address of donor: Athena House, Athena Drive, Tachbrook Park, Warwick, CV34 6RL
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: printing 17,000 copies of booklet on how to save on energy bills, value £3,753; distribution in my constituency, value £600.12, and postage to outlying areas, value £184.80; £4,537.92 in total
Date of receipt: 2-9 November 2016
Date of acceptance: 2-9 November 2016
Donor status: company, registration 00303703
(Registered 09 November 2016)

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources

Name of donor: The Jockey Club
Address of donor: 75 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6LS
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: hospitality whilst attending Liverpool races with a value of £399
Date received: 7 April 2016
Date accepted: 7 April 2016
Donor status: company, registration 2909409
(Registered 29 April 2016)

4. Visits outside the UK

Name of donor: Falkland Islands Government
Address of donor: The Secretariat, Stanley, Falkland Islands FIQQ 1ZZ
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel and accommodation with a value of £3,366.08
Destination of visit: Falkland Islands
Date of visit: 10-17 February 2016
Purpose of visit: cross party familiarisation visit to meet the Falkland Island Government, visit the Mount Pleasant military base, assess what UK taxpayers are contributing, and understand how public services are provided in the islands.
(Registered 15 March 2016)

Name of donor: The Financial Services Forum
Address of donor: 251 Pentonville Rd, Kings Cross, London N1 9NG
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): accommodation, transfer and board with a value of £517.88
Destination of visit: St Paul de Vence, France
Date of visit: 18-20 September 2016
Purpose of visit: The FS Forum European Executive Summit.
(Registered 14 November 2016)

7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital

From 28 January 2016, a director of Tynedale Community Ventures Ltd; a company supporting social enterprise. This company is being wound up. (Registered 22 March 2016; updated 15 March 2017)

8. Miscellaneous

Barrister; non-practising since 5 May 2010. (Updated 20 August 2013)

Investment of start up capital in Atom Bank, currently registered as Crossco 1337 plc. (Registered 13 May 2014)

Co-founder and supporter of Policy North UK, a cross party web based think tank registered at SGP Technology Group Limited, Riverside House, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE15 8NY. I am unpaid. (Registered 15 March 2017)

10. Family members engaged in lobbying the public sector on behalf of a third party or client

Until 24 March 2016, my partner, Flora Coleman, was employed as a corporate affairs consultant by MHP Communications. (Registered 27 July 2015; updated 31 March 2016)

 

Prepared 23rd March 2017