Sir Anthony Charles Lynton Blair KG (born 6 May 1953) is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007 and as Labour Party Leader from 1994 to 2007. Following his retirement, he was named Special Envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East, a diplomatic position he held until 2015. Since 2016, he has served as the executive chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. Many of his policies as Prime Minister, dubbed Blairism, reflected the Third Way political philosophy. He and Harold Wilson are the only two Labour leaders to form three majority governments.
Founded in 1773 , by Joseph & William Wickwar , Wickwar started as a luxury paper mill outside Newbury . In 1786 HMSO was founded and Joseph Wickwar won the contract to supply paper to Parliament .
In 1788 Joseph partnered with Joseph Bramah to produce luxury Despatch boxes for Royalty & Government and went on to produce in excess of 5,000 boxes and became the premier supplier of the Iconic red box .
The simple design of the famous Gladstone Box continues today & Wickwar manufacturers around 100 boxes per year using traditional skills & tools from its workshop in London .