Local businessman Henry Carver received an honorary doctorate of business administration from the University of Wolverhampton in recognition of ‘his service to the local community, particularly through his charitable endeavours’. Mr Carver, who lives near Bridgnorth, has been MD of the long-established family business – Carvers Building Supplies – for the last 30 years and has overseen a period of sustained growth, becoming one of Wolverhampton’s most significant businesses and respected employers. Carvers’ has been involved with the Wolverhampton City Marathon since 1998 with the firm acting as main sponsor and underwriter, and Henry himself has regularly been a participant.
Beth Heath, owner of the award-winning events company Shropshire Festivals, has been appointed chairwoman of the Shropshire Business Board, taking over from Paul Bennett. Beth