Early life and career
Lopresti was born on the 23 August 1969 in Southmead. After leaving school, Lopresti worked in his family ice cream business for over ten years. A former estate agent and mortgage broker, he worked for the Conservative Party as a Regional Development Officer and in the Conservative Party Treasurer's Department.
Lopresti served in the Territorial Army as a gunner with 266 Commando Battery, Royal Artillery from 2007. He served, as a mobilised reservist, with 29 Commando RA for a year and was deployed in Helmand Province, in Afghanistan, on Operation Herrick 9 for five months over Christmas and New Year 2008/9. Whilst in Afghanistan, Lopresti ran the Camp Bastion Half Marathon, for Help for Heroes, on New Years Day 2009. From 2011-2013, Lopresti served as a trooper in the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars, an army reserve cavalry unit.