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Robinson’s efforts rewarded

[ January 7, 2015   //   ]

PD Ports CEO David Robinson has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List for services to international trade and the UK economy.

In the last 12 years, he has steered the Company through a difficult recession, including the temporary loss of steel making on Teesside. Under his direction, PD Ports has continued to invest in both its people and infrastructure, including a £16.7m expansion of the ‘Teesport Container Terminal’ in 2011 and dedicated bespoke apprenticeship programmes.

Mr Robinson was appointed HRH the Prince of Wales’ Ambassador for Business in the Community in 2012 for his contribution to raising aspirations of young people on Teesside and increasing employment opportunities within the maritime sector. In the same year the High Tide Foundation was established and continues to grow its activities for 2015 and beyond, supporting the young people of Teesside.

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