György Ürmössy

Hungarian-British citizen, great-grandson of Gyula Benczúr, son of Helen Luby and Géza Ürmössy. He was born in Budapest, and spent most of his youth in Benczúrfalva, Vadaskert (Salgótarján) or Ecséd.

After finishing primary education in Gödöllő the political system of the time did not allow him to enter higher education but was allocated place at the Óbudai Hajógyár for a 2 1/2 year apprenticeship in shipbuilding. After receiving his qualification he worked for a further year at the Ganz Shipyard.

He immigrated to England in 1956 where he learnt the language and received a state grant to enter higher education and later University where he obtained BSc in Engineering.

He worked for a number of medically orientated companies and then formed his own company manufacturing and installing modular operating theatres. The company successfully grew combining with other organizations and was finally taken public in 1995. He worked for a further four years as Main Board Director until he resigned over policy disagreement.

Now he spends most of his time designing disabled access equipment for a British company where he has equity interest, and jointly owns a pension and restaurant in Zalakaros.

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