THE head of one of a Burton pub and brewery firm is the latest Midlands businessman to receive an honorary degree for their contribution to the region’s economy.
Ralph Findlay, chief executive of Marston’s, based in Shobnall Road, was presented with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration from the University of Wolverhampton at a graduation ceremony at the city’s Grand Theatre.
Mr Findlay said: “Over the past 12 years, Marston’s has developed into a national beer and pubs business, with significant growth despite the recession – but we are very much a Midlands firm.
“I am delighted that the University of Wolverhampton has decided to recognise the role that Marston’s plays in community and commercial life in the West Midlands.”
Mr Findlay was appointed chief executive of Marston’s in 2001, after being finance director since 1996.