Honour for top business leader

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A SHEFFIELD-born entrepreneur and business chief has been honoured for his outstanding commitment to business and learning.

Maurice Marks received an honorary doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University at a ceremony held at the City Hall.

He has held senior roles with various multinational companies and is a non-executive director of OpinionPanel, a leading source of market information and research for UK universities.

Mr Marks spent 17 years at Unilever in top roles including director of Lever Brothers. Under his management Getty Images, now the largest picture agency in the world, grew from one London office to become an international business with offices in six countries.