Tarmac CEO awarded honorary degree
Featured in12 April 2012 - 16:33
Terry Last given accolade by University of Wolverhampton in recognition of his outstanding contribution to business
TERRY Last, Chief Executive Officer of Tarmac, has been conferred an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration from the University of Wolverhampton.
Mr Last, who has worked in the quarrying and construction materials industry for more than four decades, has headed up the £1.5 billion turnover, Wolverhampton-based firm since 2010, having joined the business in 2001.
In a ceremony on Wednesday 4 April at Wolverhampton’s Grand Theatre, he was presented with his Honorary Degree by Prof. Geoff Layer, Vice-Chancellor of the University, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to business.
Commenting on his honour, Mr Last said: ‘I was absolutely delighted when I learned that I was to receive this Honorary Degree from the University of Wolverhampton.
‘Despite having worked in this industry for 44 years, all of my training and qualifications have been what is classed today as ‘continual professional development’, so this was my first graduation ceremony.
‘I thoroughly enjoyed the evening and felt extremely proud to represent Tarmac and receive this honour in front of my family.’
In addition to his role at the helm of Tarmac, Mr Last is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Quarrying, and has acted as both Chairman and President of the Institute. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Asphalt Technology and a Fellow of the Institute of Highways and Transportation.
Mr Last is also an active member, Court Assistant, and Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Worshipful Company of Master Paviors – a London livery company dating back to 1479 – and has accepted an invitation to be the Master of the Livery in 2015.