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University honours Wolverhampton entrepreneur


Wolverhampton entrepreneur, Henry Carver, has been awarded an Honorary Degree by the University of Wolverhampton.

Born locally, Henry Carver attended Rugby School and studied a BA Honours degree at the University of Wolverhampton and a Foundation course in Accountancy.

Henry lived in Chile for one year before joining the family business – Carvers Building Supplies. He has been Managing Director for nearly 30 years, overseeing a development from sales of £2 million per year to today’s £32 million. Henry also oversees two other manufacturing companies based in Telford, Engineered Timber Solutions (ETS) and Timber Kit Solutions (TKS) which have a combined turnover of £7 million as well as a company in Latvia.

The company supports the Wolverhampton Marathon and is also a patron of ‘The Way Youth Zone’ – a purpose built facility in Wolverhampton for young people. He is a Rotarian, sits on the City of Wolverhampton Council’s economic board, is a member of Business Champions and President of Wolverhampton Business Forum.

He said: “I studied at the Wolverhampton Polytechnic, now the University of Wolverhampton, graduating in 1983. Without the knowledge and insight my course gave me into how a business works, I wouldn’t be where I am today. As a Wulfrunian and a graduate of the University, I am humbled and privileged to have been awarded an Honorary Degree.”

Henry has been married to Libby for over 25 years and they have three children: Jack, George and Tilly. A very keen squash player, he also plays golf and tennis and is a keen cyclist, he also speaks French and Spanish. Henry recently won the Express and Star’s Businessman of the Year

The University of Wolverhampton awards Honorary Degrees to people who have made a significant contribution to their field of expertise.

Graduation takes place at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, from Friday 15 September to Friday, 22 September 2017.

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