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Funeral details confirmed for incentive pioneer Tony Moy

Moy, credited with launching the incentive travel market in the UK, to be remembered at service on 31 May

Pictured: Tony Moy

The life of Tony Moy, the grandfather of the UK's incentive industry, will be celebrated at his funeral, which will take place on 31 May, in Great Bowden, Leicestershire.

Moy, who was credited with launching the incentive travel market in the UK, died suddenly last week aged 77. He established P&MM - then known as Page & Moy Travel - in 1961 and helped spawn a raft of high-profile industry companies.

Friends and colleagues are welcome to attend the service, at 1pm on Tuesday 31 May at St Peter & St Paul Church, Dingley Road, Great Bowden, LE16 7ET. In lieu of flowers, guests are asked to donate to wounded or injured servicemen charity Help for Heroes.

Attendees are invited to the Waterfront, Union Wharf, after the service.

A memorial event will also take place in London in July, to celebrate his business life. Those details will be advised closer to the time.

Friend and colleague Gerry York, who first started working alongside Moy at Page & Moy, said he would be greatly missed.

"I knew him both as a competitor, as an employee and then as a business partner; and he never changed. I could be bidding for the same business and could ring him for advice and he would still offer it," he said.

York said some of Moy's passions were motorsports, vintage cars, Manchester United and wine.

"He was just a fun-loving character. He was a qualified pilot and also did motor racing himself; he'd done the London to South America rally and London to Australia rally. He owned a couple of vintage cars. We were both Manchester United fans and we'd go to games together.

"He will be sadly missed."

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