Top business award

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Business leader Terry Hodgkinson CBE, who has with bases in Wakefield and Whitby, has been named Non-Executive Director of the Year at the Yorkshire and Humber Institute of Directors awards in Leeds.

He is a former chairman of Yorkshire Forward, with 40 years of experience of business, construction, conservation and charitable activities, with executive and non-executive experience. The award was for his role as board chairman of Newcastle-based further education charity NCFE.

“I’m proud to win this award, especially for the NCFE which inspires and encourages students and people in training and personal development across the country,” he said.