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Terence Mordaunt

Chairman and Co-owner

The Bristol Port Company

Bristol, UK

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Terence Mordaunt’s Biography

Terence Mordaunt is an entrepreneur, businessman, and co-owner of The Bristol Port Company, where he has a controlling interest. Over the last 30 years, he has spearheaded the transformation and rejuvenation of the Port into one of the largest, most successful marine hubs in the UK.

Terence and his business partner, Sir David Ord, founded The Bristol Port Company in 1991 following their £36 million purchase of Avonmouth and Royal Portbury Docks from Bristol City Council. They went on to steer the revival of the Port and led The Bristol Port Company through a period of heavy investment. After acquisition, the company made a pre-tax profit of £3 million - the first profit the Port had made for two decades – and has turned a profit ever since.

As Chairman, Terence remains a continued advocate for innovation, investment and the uptake of new technology. This strategy ensures the Port remains a vital feature of the South West economy, employing over 500 people and contributing over £1 billion to UK GDP.

Terence began his career as a deck apprentice in the Merchant Navy and was later a Distribution Manager for Alcan UK, before becoming Commercial Director at housebuilder Bellway plc in 1983.

In 2016, Terence founded The Mordaunt Foundation, which provides grants to several regional, national and international organisations. He has previously donated over £3 million to charitable causes in the South West, including Bristol Children’s Hospital, The Outward Bound Trust and Wells Cathedral School, which he attended between 1958 and 1964.

Since 2006, Terence has been Chairman and a minority shareholder of Pendennis Shipyard. He is also Trustee of The Outward Bound Trust, and Chairman of the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), a science-based educational and cross-party charity that aims to inspire debate about climate change.

Terence Mordaunt’s Background

The Bristol Port Company
Chairman and Co-owner
1991 - Present
Bristol, UK
The Bristol Port Company is the UK's only deep water port to have direct motorway and rail connections to all points of the compass. The business offers the full range of shipping, distribution and logistics services. The Bristol Port is now one of the largest marine hubs in the country, employing over 500 people.
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First Corporate Consultants
Founder & Director
1986 - Present
Bristol, UK
Founded in 1987, First Corporate Consultants is a transportation and logistics service provider. Operating in the Port services industry, the company also offers marine cargo handling services.
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Current Board Positions

The Global Warming Policy Foundation
2007 - Present
London, UK
The Global Warming Policy Foundation is a science-based educational and cross-party charity that aims to inspire debate about climate change. The Foundation engages on a wide range of environmental issues, with a focus on analysing the potential costs and implications of green policies.
Pendennis Shipyard Limited
Chairman & Minority Shareholder
2006 - Present
Falmouth, UK
The Pendennis Shipyard is a world-class and award-winning superyacht yard in Falmouth, specialising in luxury sail and motor yachts. Over the past 30-years, the company has become an industry leader in the building and refitting of superyachts.


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The Mordaunt Foundation
2016 - Present
Bristol, UK
The Mordaunt Foundation is a charitable foundation that provides grants to a number of regional, national and international organisations.
The Outward Bound Trust
2015 - Present
London, UK
The Outward Bound Trust is an educational charity that helps young people to defy limitations through learning and adventures in the wild. Since the Trusts foundation in 1941, it has supported over 1.2 million young people.


Take a look at the incredible unseen world behind the gates of Bristol Port
Jun 2017
Bristol, UK
Terence Mordaunt is featured in an article by Bristol Live regarding the 140th anniversary of Avonmouth Dock and the 40th anniversary of the Royal Portbury Dock at Bristol Port.


Nautical Institute
London, UK
The Nautical Institute is a maritime NGO consultant. The institute consults with maritime companies promoting and encouraging the well-being of its members.
Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
London, UK
The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers is an international body that represents members of the nautical industry, workers, businessmen and owners. The body maintains standards of maritime business.
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Academic Appointments

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University of Bristol
Bristol, UK
The University of Bristol awarded Terence with an Honorary Law Degree (LLD) in 2000.