Sir Tom Hunter

Entrepreneur Sir Tom Hunter received an honorary Doctor of Business Administration for his “extraordinary commitment” to charitable causes across the world through the Hunter Foundation.

Sir Tom Hunter’s first business, started from the back of a van, grew to become Europe’s largest independent sports retailer, Sports Division. He sold the business in 1998 for £290 million, going on to establish a private equity business and philanthropic organisation The Hunter Foundation. The Foundation has invested more than £60 million in entrepreneurship and enterprise, poverty alleviation and education.

Saying thank you costs nothing but is worth a fortune. Quite simply, the world becomes a kinder place. Thank you for this wonderful award, I will treasure it.

Sir Tom Hunter
Entrepreneur and philanthropist