Master Loriner 2016

John Nicholas Punch

Mr John Punch

Educated at Queen Mary’s Grammar School, Walsall.

Qualified as an Associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 1972 becoming a Fellow in 1982.

Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

John has had his own quantity and building surveying practice in Walsall since 1979. Married to Ann in 1974.

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Ann is a retired teacher but keeps an interest by helping one day a week at a Studio School. They have two children and four grandchildren.

Matthew is a Commander in the Royal Navy, currently CO of 845 Squadron flying Merlin Helicopters.

Beth is an Inspector with the West Midlands Police. Beth is also a Liveryman of the Loriners’ Company having been apprenticed to John.

Ann and Beth owned several cross country and dressage ponies and horses over a period of 20 years.John was clothed in 1990 continuing the company links with Walsall as a centre of lorinery and saddlery.

His personal interests are sailing and fishing. He and Ann own a 37’ yacht moored in Salcombe. John has been an RYA Instructor for over 30 years. He attempts fly fishing in the Midlands and Devon. He says he would starve if he had to rely on his sea fishing ability!

John is the Non-Executive Chairman of Performance Through People, a national training company, founded by Walsall Chamber of Commerce.

He was President of East Mercia Chamber 1991-2 and was either a director or local board member of his local chamber until 2015.

He has recently retired as a Governor of Queen Mary’s Grammar School Walsall after 25 years service but remains Chairman of Queen Mary’s Foundation.