Mark Terry-Lush

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Meeting George Ferguson CBE, mayor of Bristol

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Rocket man Ferguson is Bristol’s cultural entrepreneur

George Ferguson CBE is Bristol’s cultural entrepreneur George Ferguson CBE is Bristol’s cultural entrepreneur

I’m meeting George Ferguson CBE, mayor of Bristol, on the roof of Brooks Guest House above St Nick’s market. Why so high?  We sit surrounded by luxurious, uber cool silver Rocket caravans – a unique B & B experience that contrasts the city’s ancient skyline with a contemporary edge.

Home boy graffiti artist Banksy would no doubt approve of a location that possibly makes Bristol the coolest city in the UK. It’s lunchtime and the air is full of exotic and cosmopolitan smells wafting from the many stalls below and this is no ordinary meeting with a politician.

Cultural entrepreneur Ferguson made history when he created his own political party and was elected Bristol’s first mayor. An architect by training, politically independent he caught our eye as a man with a vision to turn Bristol…

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