Letchworth resident awarded knighthood
A LETCHWORTH GC resident has been knighted in the New Year Honours List, published on Friday.
University of Hertfordshire professor Tim Wilson, of Hitchin Road in the town, was honoured for services to higher education and to business.
The vice-chancellor - full name Robert James Timothy Wilson – is set to become Sir Tim and retired on Friday from his post at Hatfield-based university after 19 years.
Prof Wilson said: “This is a huge honour; I and my family are thrilled.
“I am particularly pleased that the recognition embraces both higher education and business which is consistent with the mission of the University of Hertfordshire and the role that it plays in promoting enterprise, entrepreneurship and innovation.”