Thomas Mason Daffern was a stockbroker, accountant and founder of the Coventry Permanent Economic Building Society.
The Coventry Permanent Economic Building Society was founded in 1884 by a small group of citizens, one of whom was Thomas Mason Daffern, who became the Society’s first secretary. By the beginning of the First World War, the Economic as it was known, had become the largest building society in the area in terms of assets. Subsequent mergers in the 1970’s and 1980’s greatly enhanced the assets of the Society and in 1983, following a merger with the Coventry Provident, the building society become known as Coventry Building Society. (This info was sourced from the Coventry Building Society web site)
Thomas Mason Daffern also founded Dafferns Chartered Accountants in Coventry in 1896 (according to Dafferns web site in 2006).