Memorial service for Sir Michael Marshall held at Ely Cathedral
A memorial service is being held today at Ely Cathedral for the late Sir Michael Marshall.
Family, friends and colleagues will hear about his remarkable life at the service, where entry will be ticketed.
Sir Michael died at 87 on July 27 while on holiday in Spain with his wife, Lady Sibyl, and friends.
The son of Sir Arthur Marshall and grandson of David Marshall, who founded Marshall of Cambridge on October 1, 1909, Sir Michael was one of Cambridge’s most popular and influential business leaders.
He attended St Faith's School, Cambridge, and Eton College before completing national service as a pilot in the Royal Air Force from 1950-52.
He read history at Jesus College at the University of Cambridge, earning his rowing blue, and joined the family business in 1955.
He became managing director of Marshall (Cambridge) Limited, now Marshall Motor Group, in 1963, before a role as deputy chairman of the Marshall Group of companies in 1965. He became the company’s third group chairman and chief executive in 1989.
Robert Marshall, his son, took over as chief executive in 2011, with Sir Michael remaining as chairman of the business.