Lord Digby Jones came to public attention during his six and a half years as Director General of the CBI from 2000.
During that time he established a considerable reputation based on his forthright support for British Industry.
He stepped down from the CBI in 2006, and during the following 12 months worked as an advisor to Deloitte and Barclays Capital.
In June 2007 he was appointed Minister of State for UK Trade and Investment, a role in which he travelled the world promoting British business.
In 2009 he joined the advisory board of Grove Industries, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to assist Grove Industries and its associated businesses in developing its product portfolio, geographic spread and future strategy.