In 2014, John was awarded an MBE for outstanding contribution to economic development in Northern Ireland.
Upon receiving the Doctorate, John said: “I am delighted to be receiving this honor from Queen’s. As a university with a global presence it still remains close to its roots, engaging with local communities, businesses and students.”
In his typical understated and modest way, John regards this honorary degree as a most unexpected award and is thrilled he is to be honored in this way.
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