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Dragon's Den star to be honoured for charitable work at University award ceremonies

4 December 12

Dragon's Den star James Caan will join several others being recognised with honorary degrees at the University of Bradford's award ceremonies this week.

James will be honoured for his long-standing charitable work and joins Mumtaz Khan Akbar, Baroness Eaton of Cottingley, Madam Wang Yuan and Sir Anwar Pervez OBE who are being recognised for their achievements.

  • James Caan will receive the degree of Doctor of the University in recognition of his long-standing charitable work
  • Mumtaz Khan Akbar will receive a Doctor of the University for his support of the district of Bradford and his determination to raise the profile of the city
  • Baroness Eaton of Cottingley will receive a Doctor of Education for her contribution to the city, region and local government of Bradford. Lady Eaton is also a champion for environmental and sustainability issues
  • Madam Wang Yuan will receive a Doctor of the University for her contributions to international financial development and corporate social responsibility work with the China Development Bank
  • Sir Anwar Pervez OBE will receive the degree of Doctor of Laws in recognition of his life-long commitment to business and support of charities

Professor Mark Cleary, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bradford, said: "The University of Bradford is looking forward to welcoming our honorary graduands to the campus.

"It is with great pride that we will honour them for their achievements and charitable contributions to the wider-community, which are an impressive testament to their talents."

4 December 12

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