Top University honour for LEP Chairman
LEP Chairman James Newman was honoured by Sheffield Hallam University at a graduation ceremony on Friday 23 November.
James Newman, chairman of the Sheffield Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and former Master Cutler, received the honour from the University for his services to business and enterprise in Yorkshire and Humberside.
On receiving his honorary award he said: “You need to work hard, have loyalty to your employer, maintain a good reputation and show good integrity. Sheffield Hallam has a lot of graduates here and they put a huge amount back in to the economy of Sheffield.”
James Newman has been Chairman of the LEP for two years and is a former deputy chairman of Sheffield Hallam’s Board of Governors. He was also acknowledged for his eight years of service on the Board.
He is the current chairman of Finance Yorkshire and has been a director of a number of Yorkshire-based companies over many years. He also chairs a national charity, which runs care homes for the elderly.
Friday’s ceremonies marked the end of a two week period of graduation ceremonies, which have seen thousands of graduates take to the stage to collect their degrees at Sheffield City Hall.