Terry Hodgkinson ‘s expertise has meant he has always had a voice that is listened to. His credible and authoritative voice on business issues has been gained from his experience working with company board’s and senior government officials. Terry’s engaging manner and knowledge of a wide range of issues has ensured his voice is always heard and his ability to communicate with college and university students has inspired many to go on and fulfil their dreams.
Andrew Palmer, Regional Director of the CBI
Terry is a fellow of our institute and one of the very first to become a chartered director in the region, which has stood him in excellent stead for both his public and business roles. Through IoD award ceremonies and various events, Terry has given us memorable insights, drawing on his experience and considerable understanding of regional business’ His delivery of key messages is engaging and innovative.
John Thompson, Regional Director IOD
Terry Hodgkinson has been a tremendous supporter of Forward Ladies - encouraging women to become more enterprising and entrepreneurial. Terry's contribution at our events has been inspirational, motivational and presented to the highest level of professionalism. I look forward to his continued support and to working with him in the future.
Etta Cohen, Managing Director Forward Ladies Ltd
“An irrepressibly positive and enthusiastic leader, Terry Hodgkinson is a builder, in both the everyday and metaphorical senses. Indeed, he is a re-builder, a man with a burning desire to regenerate his native Yorkshire. As Chair of Yorkshire Forward he recognised that one of the sectors in which the region has real strength is higher education, and he sought to bring its universities close to the centre of what Yorkshire Forward was doing. The University of Huddersfield was delighted to award Terry an Hon D.Univ in recognition of his contribution to the region’s regeneration.”
Professor Christopher Cowton, Dean of the University of Huddersfield Business School
“It was the passion together with his clear business and social skills that convinced me he above others should Chair the Renaissance Team in 2001. Terry's chairing of the team was done with a characteristic charm and diplomacy.
Professor Alan Simpson, Urban Renaissance
“Terry’s experience in the industry’s private sector and his standing in that sector, his understanding of the public sector and his total commitment to the delivery of quality, financially viable and sustainable regeneration developments proved invaluable to the executive team.“
Jan Anderson, Executive Director Environment, Regeneration & Development - Yorkshire Forward
“Terry was kind enough to Chair our Regional Manufacturing Conference which was attended by 250 delegates. With his mix of humour and knowledge, and his insightful comments with regard to the various presentations and workshop activities, Terry ensured that all components of the day were linked and made a tremendous contribution to its success.“
Robin Watson, Regional Director, MAS Y&H