Businessman and TV presenter Nick Hewer receives Honorary Doctorate
Tuesday 06 November 2012
Nick Hewer, who is probably best known as Lord Alan Sugar's advisor on BBC1's The Apprentice, and since January has also hosted the Channel 4 quiz show Countdown, received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Kingston University on Friday 2 November in recognition of his outstanding contribution to business and entrepreneurship.
Dr Sunitha Narendran, head of the department of leadership, human resources management and organisation said there were many reasons why Nick Hewer was deserving of an honorary degree. “As a TV star Nick is hugely popular, as a business leader he has made an impressive contribution to promoting entrepreneurship in this country and, perhaps most importantly, as a member of the public he has done his share in giving back to society through his vigour and commitment to helping make a difference to those born into less privileged circumstances,” she said.
After joining the class of 2012 graduating students from Kingston Business School and Kingston Law School at the Rose Theatre, Nick met with current students in the new Kingston Business School building where he shared insights into his work in business and on television. ‘It was a great opportunity to meet one of the country’s leading businessmen’ said student Nathan Teye (pictured), currently working on placement in the third year of his degree.