THE American-born founder of Scotts of Stow, who has died aged 70, was an Anglophile, according to his wife.

The funeral of Robert Scott took place at St Mary’s Church, Adderbury, on March 8, following his death at home on February 23.

Mr Scott moved to the UK in 1963 as national sales manager for the shaver company Remington. The successful entrepreneur went on to head a series of other organisations and to found two businesses before his eventual retirement.

His wife Jennifer said: “He lived in Shropshire for 17 years before moving to the Cotswolds. Robert loved the English countryside and country pursuits.”

After Remington he was headhunted to a company which was later to become Russell Hobbs and at the age of 27 he became managing director.

Mrs Scott said: “Robert was responsible for introducing non stick aluminium cookware to this country in the mid-1970s.” Some time later Mr Scott formed his own mail order company, Scotcade.

When he became semi-retired in 1982 Mr Scott took up charity work at Ironbridge Museum as chairman of its trading company. He also became non-executive chairman of the gadget company Innovations.

He moved from London to Stow in 1989, married his present wife in 1990 and started up Scotts of Stow in 1991, only to sell it on in 1996.

Mrs Scott said: “Richard said companies are for buying and selling,never hanging on to. He spent his last years thoroughly enjoying himself in the countryside.”

Apart from his wife, Mr Scott leaves two daughters, Justine, aged 39, and Georgina, 28, by a previous marriage.