Sir Gary Verity
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 15:42:00 GMT
Sir Gary Verity receives an Honorary Doctorate of the University of Huddersfield...
... for services to tourism and economic regeneration in Yorkshire
Sir Gary Verity led the winning bid to bring the Grand Départ of the Tour de France to Yorkshire in 2014 and it has since been hailed as the grandest ever Grand Départ.
The county’s successful hosting of the Grand Départ, which generated £102 million economic benefit, has now been followed up with Yorkshire’s very own international stage race, the Tour de Yorkshire.
Sir Gary has been recognised for his contribution to the county he loves including being knighted in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to tourism. He has also been named Yorkshire’s Man of the Year (2014), Yorkshire and Humber IoD Director of the Year (2014) and received its Lifetime Achievement Award.
In this video he talks about his career and his love for Yorkshire.