Wolverhampton Business School;
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration
Geoffrey Davies has applied his talents in both the UK and
Europe to establish Alamo Group Europe Ltd (AGE) as one of the
world’s most profitable agricultural engineering groups. Since he
founded AGE in 1988, his companies have won numerous national and
international industry awards, including Queen’s Awards for
Unconventionally, all his companies are in country areas,
providing hundreds of secure, full-time jobs in deeply rural
economies with severe unemployment problems. Geoffrey was awarded
an OBE in 2004 for his services to agriculture and rural
As president of the Agricultural Engineers Association, he has
overseen its successful modernisation. In June 2008 he was
appointed Chairman of The Shropshire Business Board to provide
clear business leadership and influence economic strategy, policy
and service delivery by compiling a three year Business Plan for
the newly formed Shropshire Unitary Council.
Geoffrey is also active in regional and national business
representative groups, including the International Business Forum
and won the British Chamber of Commerce UK Entrepreneur of the Year
Award for 2007-2008.
Geoffrey has a lifelong commitment to higher education and
encourages business-education links. He holds BA (Hons), DMS, BSc,
and MSc degrees and has ties with UK and New Zealand universities.
Geoffrey was invited as the 2008 Distinguished Visitor to the
University of Otago in November 2008 to give a business lecture to
the University’s Business School and the Otago Chamber of
He writes regularly on business matters and frequently speaks to
business and higher education audiences.
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