Master Loriner 2015

Graham Leslie Flight

Graham Flight

Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales 1977 and Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants 1976. Graham has his own Accountancy Practice in Sussex and is married to Sue who is an award winning florist. Clothed as a Liveryman of the Loriners' Company in 1989 and his two sons are also Liverymen of the Company.

His personal interests include clay shooting, his 1998 Aston Martin Virage V8 Coupe and his Harley Davidson Fat Boy, Horse racing (he and his wife have owned flat and jump horses sadly only one now who tries hard!) and his vegetable garden.

The Bluebell Railway was the first standard guage preserved steam railway in England with the first Preservation Society Meeting in 1959 at the time of the Beeching axe.

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The Bluebell Railway has pioneered the preservation of steam railway in the UK and is continually recognised as one of the leaders in the steam railway preservation field achieving many awards. We celebrated our 50th Anniversary year in 2010 and received the Queens Award for Excellence for Volunteer Organisations. Founding and administrative trustee of the Bluebell Railway Charitable Trust (1985). Company Secretary and Director of Bluebell Railway Plc from incorporation in 1985. Chairman of Bluebell Railway Plc for the last 18 years, chairing a Board of 10 volunteer Directors and primarily responsible for the overall financial strategy of the railway and in particular the fundraising for construction of the northern extension of the railway from Horsted Keynes to East Grinstead to connect back to the National Network completing the project in 2013 and retiring as Chairman in October 2014.

  • Founding and administrative trustee of the Bluebell Railway Charitable Trust (1985).
  • Company Secretary and Director of Bluebell Railway Plc from incorporation in 1985.
  • Chairman of Bluebell Railway Plc for the last 18 years, chairing a Board of 10 volunteer Directors and primarily responsible for the overall financial strategy of the railway and in particular the fundraising for construction of the northern extension of the railway from Horsted Keynes to East Grinstead to connect back to the National Network completing the project in 2013 and retiring as Chairman in October 2014.