Leeds Metropolitan University honours Randle Stonier

Randle Stonier has received Leeds Metropolitan University's first-ever honorary doctorate for services to event management.

Randle Stonier: awarded honorary doctorate by Leeds Metropolitan University
Randle Stonier: awarded honorary doctorate by Leeds Metropolitan University

Leeds Metropolitan University awarded Adding Value partner Stonier the honorary doctorate in education this week.

A statement from Leeds Metropolitan said that Stonier was "one of the first events industrialists to support the notion of events education" and that he served as a senior external examiner for the BA (Hons) events management degree course at the university for six years.

Stonier said that the events landscape had dramatically changed in the past 25 years and the introduction of legislation including health and safety, audiences becoming increasingly discerning, and international competition were among the trends that made it important for events-specific education.

"Having transparent events qualifications will give rise to more professionalism and less of the enthusiastic amateur operating out of their front lounge," said Stonier.

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