Chamber Chief Executive receives Honorary Doctorate from University

07/07/2021

The Chief Executive of Knowsley Chamber of Commerce said she was “thrilled” as she received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Bolton. Lesley Martin Wright JP DL received a Doctor of Business Administration for her outstanding contribution to Business and Commerce.

She said: “It was really unexpected. When I got the letter, I had to read it at least three times before it sunk in.” “I am absolutely thrilled. In my role, I go to a lot of ceremonies and watch other people receiving awards and so it was humbling to be receiving this honour myself.”

Ms. Martin-Wright received the award in a unique Covid-secure ceremony which was being filmed for a special movie documenting this year’s innovative ‘Alternative Graduation’.

The University is one of the only ones in the UK to have invited graduands from this year and last to be presented with their degrees in person and in their gowns, giving them the chance to have official photographs of their special day.

Ms Martin-Wright was born in Northumberland and brought up in Newcastle upon Tyne. She has worked in Newcastle, Singapore, London, and now in Merseyside.

She began her career first in local government then changed direction into sales and marketing.  After 12 months in the Far East, she spent 10 years working in London for ‘blue chip' companies. 

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