Peter Hindle MBE, managing director of Jewson has been awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Birmingham City University.
The degree has been awarded in recognition of his outstanding business achievements, charitable work and ongoing support for Birmingham City Business School.
Hindle, who is also chief executive of Saint Gobain Building Distribution, received the honour during the Awards Congregation Ceremony at Birmingham City University, which celebrates the work and achievements of students graduating from Birmingham City Business School.
“I am truly delighted to have been awarded with a honorary doctorate degree by Birmingham City University,” he said.
” I believe that success depends upon good leadership with a strong focus on helping people to develop, which is why I have championed such courses as the Jewson Foundation Degree in Builders’ Merchanting and the Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership and Strategy, both developed in conjunction with Birmingham City University.”
Hindle was awarded an MBE in the Queens New Years Honours List in 2009 for his services to the building industry and charity. This was in recognition of the creation of the ‘together’ charity programme, which has raised over £2 million for good causes since it was formed.