Hilary Devey, the founder and CEO of Pall-Ex, is to be awarded an honorary degree by the University of Leicester.
In recognition for her achievements with Pall-Ex, she will be made a Doctor of Laws in a ceremony at De Montfort Hall, later this month.
She said: “I am absolutely thrilled to receive this honorary degree from the University of Leicester and will do my utmost to promote the region both nationally and in Europe… I started Pall-Ex in Leicestershire 14 years ago and it is now a multi million pound company and leader in its field. Pall-Ex is one of the largest employers in Leicestershire, the skilled workforce from the locality has greatly impacted on the company’s success and the support I have received from the local community has been much appreciated.”
Other honorands will include figures from business, industry, academia and the media, such as broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan.