About Tom

Tom Scholes-Fogg is the Founder and Chairman of the National Emergency Services Memorial, a registered charity which is raising £2m to build Britain’s first national cenotaph dedicated to the more than 7,000 emergency services personnel killed on duty, and to give thanks to all who have served, including the more than 1.5 million people who work in the emergency services today.

The NESM will be the national symbol of gratitude, sacrifice and remembrance for ALL British emergency services (Police, Fire, Ambulance/NHS, Search and Rescue, St John, HM Coastguard and the support services such as British Red Cross and Salvation Army). To donate please visit www.NESM.org.uk/donate.

Tom is also Founder and Chairman of the ‘Emergency Services Day‘ and the Emergency Services Festival of Thanksgiving.

The Charity is supported by the Prime Minister, Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Her Majesty’s Government, The First Ministers and Governments of Scotland and Wales, the Home Secretary and all living former UK Prime Ministers and Deputy Prime Ministers (David Cameron, Gordon Brown, Tony Blair, Sir John Major, Nick Clegg, John Prescott and Michael Heseltine).

Additional Roles:

Tom joined Vulnerable Veterans UK in August 2017 as a Director. VV is an organisation which helps ex-servicemen and women who encounter problems including addictions. Given Tom’s family has served in the British military for over 230 years, he was very pleased to join such an excellent organisation. Tom also does various bits of consultancy.

Tom serves in the Special Constabulary in a major English police force.

Previous Roles:

Tom has previously worked for four Members of Parliament, including managing the Parliamentary offices of two Shadow Ministers of State (Policing and DEFRA).  Tom has worked as a researcher to the Lord Stevens Independent Commission on Policing, to which he also gave evidence on police use of social media to interact with the public and fight crime.


Tom read Policing, Investigation and Criminology at University, and holds a MSc in Counter Terrorism.

Random fact:

Tom is a direct descendent of William the Conqueror via multiple lines of his family.

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