4th September 2006




The Chief Economist of HSBC Bank is to be honoured by the University of Lincoln next week.


Dennis Turner will receive an honorary Doctorate of Business Administration at Lincoln Cathedral.


His role at HSBC involves advising lending bankers on economic trends at national level and in specific industries and regions.


Before joining the Midland Bank in 1978 Mr Turner worked for four years in Whitehall for the National Economic Development Office.


This was during the Labour governmentís Industrial Strategy Initiative, which was an attempt to improve the performance of the UK manufacturing sector.


He studied at the University of Swansea and University College, London and his first job on leaving university was as an economist for a national trade union.


Here he was responsible for the preparation of pay claims, arbitration cases and the unionís submission to various statutory bodies set up under Edward Heathís Industrial Relations Act.


His principal interests outside office hours are music and football.


His publications include the definitive history of Fulham Football Club, the need for an industrial investment bank in the UK, analyses of the textile and construction industries and critiques on the recordings of Van Morrison, Joe Cocker and Ray Charles.


Mr Turner will receive an honorary Doctorate of Business Administration during an undergraduate awards ceremony at Lincoln Cathedral at 7.30pm on Tuesday 12th September.



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