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Posted: 12th January 2017

james-newmanWe are pleased to announce that James Newman, our Deputy President, has been awarded an OBE for services to Business, economy and charity in Yorkshire.

James Newman’s considerable business, charitable and leadership experience both within his local community and the Masonic community led to his appointment in 2016 to the position of Deputy President of the Masonic Charitable Foundation, following his tenure as President of the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution.

James is also the current Chair of Finance Yorkshire and has recently been appointed as Chair of the South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation charity. He also served as the 385th Master Cutler of the Cutlers Company in Hallamshire and is the former Chair of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Board, which he founded in 2010.