John Stuart Bloor OBE, (born 16 June 1943)[2] is a British businessman. His business, Bloor Holdings, owns both Bloor Homes and Triumph Motorcycles.

John Bloor
Born (1943-06-16) 16 June 1943 (age 76)
Derbyshire, England
OccupationOwner of Bloor Holdings
Chairman of Bloor Homes
Owner of Triumph Motorcycles Ltd
Net worthIncrease£ 1.025 billion[1]


Early lifeEdit

Bloor was born in a small Derbyshire village, his father was a coal miner. He suffered from health problems, and long absences from school limited his formal education, leaving school at the age of 15.[3]


Bloor's first job was as a trainee plasterer for a local building contractor. Two years later he set up his own business and began building his first house before he was 20. His building company, Bloor Homes, is now one of the largest privately owned house builders in the UK,[4] and has contributed to the successful regeneration of the East Midlands.[3] In 2002, housing sales reached 1,870 making Bloor Homes then the largest housebuilder to be owned by one man.[5]

While attending the auction of the site of the former Triumph factory to buy the site for house construction, Bloor bought the collapsed Triumph brand in 1983.[6] After sub-licensing the brand for a period, he invested over £80 million into rebuilding the marque, opening the new Hinckley factory in 1991.[7] After a factory fire in 2002 stopped production the factory was rebuilt, and now produces 46,000 motorcycles per annum.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Bloor lives in Swadlincote, South Derbyshire, England. Due to hip problems he rarely rides motorcycles, preferring a Range Rover.[7]

Political donationsEdit

J.S.Bloor donated £400,000 to the Conservative & Unionist Party in the 2017 General Election [9][10]


  • In 1995 Bloor was awarded the OBE for services to the motorcycle industry[11]
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Leicester[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Sunday Times Rich List". The Sunday Times (page 34). 26 April 2014.
  2. ^ Company Director Check
  3. ^ a b c "John Bloor". Retrieved 12 September 2008.
  4. ^ "Sunday Times Rich List". The Times. London. Retrieved 12 September 2008.
  5. ^ Wellings, Fred: Dictionary of British Housebuilders (2006) Troubador. ISBN 978-0-9552965-0-5.
  6. ^ "John Bloor £650m". Retrieved 12 September 2008.
  7. ^ a b Brown, Stuart F. (1 April 2002). "A Sweet Triumph". CNN. Retrieved 12 September 2008.
  8. ^ "Triumph roars back". The Times. London. 19 June 2005. Retrieved 12 September 2008.
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  11. ^ "Businessman and Entrepreneur to be Honoured by University". Retrieved 12 September 2008.