Former MP among 12 people to receive honorary degrees from University of Northampton

MP Brian Binley officially opening the refurbished Duston Community Centre accompanied by Northampton Mayor John Caswell. NNL-140712-014544009
MP Brian Binley officially opening the refurbished Duston Community Centre accompanied by Northampton Mayor John Caswell. NNL-140712-014544009
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A former Northampton MP is among 12 people receiving honorary degrees from the University of Northampton during this week’s graduation ceremonies.

Brian Binley, who stepped down ahead of May’s General Election, will receive his degree on Wednesday alongside the Rev Will Adams and Northamptonshire spice trader, Milan Shah.

Official opening of redeveloped galleries at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery in Guildhall Road, Northampton.'Guy West. ENGNNL00120121204191706

Official opening of redeveloped galleries at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery in Guildhall Road, Northampton.'Guy West. ENGNNL00120121204191706

The honorary degrees will be presented to a number of leading businessmen in Northamptonshire including Jonathan Church and William Church, from Joseph Cheaney & Sons, Guy West, from Jeffrey West, and Stephen Etheridge, from Church & Co

Others to receive a degree include Assem Chauhan, Founding Trustee of the Amity Education Group, Jonathan Bland, Managing Director of Social Business International Limited, Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the Royal Society, Elton Hurlow, Global Marketing Development Manager of Buckman International, and Jah Wobble.

The ceremonies will be held from tomorrow through to Friday.

Church's shoe factory Chief Executive Stephen Etheridge, stands outside the recently purchased Transport Offices on St James Road, Northampton. ENGNNL00120130409153412

Church's shoe factory Chief Executive Stephen Etheridge, stands outside the recently purchased Transport Offices on St James Road, Northampton. ENGNNL00120130409153412