Chairman of The British Forces Foundation, entered showbusiness first
as a salesman for CBS Records, and then as a record producer.
In 1969 this led him in to the agency business,
since then he has been responsible for building International Artistes
Ltd into one of the most successful all purpose management and agency
companies in the United Kingdom, where he is now Chairman.
In September 2003, a deal was struck with Qdos Entertainment whereby
the two companies joined forces presenting a very powerful combination
of both theatrical production and talent representation
Laurie is also currently Life President of the Entertainment Artistes
Benevolent Fund, which maintains the retirement home Brinsworth House
in Twickenham. Through the EABF Laurie is closely involved with the
Royal Variety Show, the proceeds of which go directly to the charity.