High Sheriff of Bedfordshire - Vinod Tailor
Mr Vinod Tailor FCIB DL was officially appointed to the Office of the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire for 2017-2018 at a ceremony held at the Hindu Temple on 1 April 2017. The ceremony was attended by around 120 dignitaries, family and friends, including the Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Helen Nellis.
The Office of the High Sheriff is an annual appointment by HM The Queen which goes back to Saxon times and Vinod takes over the role from Charles Whitbread.
The High Sheriff is the Queen's representative in Bedfordshire for all matters relating to the Judiciary and the maintenance of law and order.
The Office of High Sheriff is non-political and entirely self-funded.
As such, the 55 high sheriffs of England and Wales are able to bring people together within their counties and to support not only the Judiciary but also the enormous contributions made by the emergency services, the armed forces, local authorities, church and faith groups and the voluntary community.
Bedfordshire has been home to the Tailor family since around 1972 having moved from Uganda. Vinod and his wife, Jaimani, live in Luton with his mother and their son. As well as working in the Banking and Financial sector for 40 years, Vinod is involved in several organisations in Bedfordshire, London, India and Africa. His interests include reading, charitable works and classical music.