Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

University Honour for Keith

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

University Honour for Keith

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A FORMER Guisborough lad who rose to become Chief Executive of Standard Life Investments has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration from Teesside University.

Keith Skeoch received his degree from the University's Vice-Chancellor, Prof Graham Henderson, at Gisborough Hall to mark the 450th anniversary of the University's partner College, Prior Pursglove College (PCC). Keith is a former student of Prior Pursglove College, having grown up in Guisborough.

Prof Henderson said: "I am delighted that the university is awarding this honorary degree to Keith Skeoch at this very special event for Prior Pursglove College. Keith has made a most distinguished contribution to his industry and is a great credit to the college in its 450th year."

Judy Burton, principal of Prior Pursglove, said: "Year after year our students leave college to begin their journey down their chosen career path. It is with huge pride that we see so many of them accomplish great things and Keith is an excellent example of this and a role model to future students. …

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