Honorary doctorate for LEP Chairman

Published 29th August 2012 at 10:29am

The Chairman of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, a recently knighted global business leader and a Yorkshire Patron are just a selection of individuals set to be awarded honorary doctorates by Sheffield Hallam University this year.

James Newman is the first chairman of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), which was formed in 2010. He is a former deputy chairman of Sheffield Hallam’s Board of Governors and former Master Cutler and is being recognised for his services to business and enterprise in Yorkshire and Humberside as well as his long service on the University’s Board, where he served for eight years.

He is the current chairman of Finance Yorkshire and has been a Director of a number of Yorkshire-based public companies over many years. He also chairs a national charity, which runs care homes for the elderly.

Mr Newman said: “To be honoured in this way by the University, where I was a Governor, is a special moment for me. The Sheffield City Region and Yorkshire is a fantastic place to be educated and be in business and I am proud to have played a small part in both the city’s and the wider region’s development over the years.”

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