Hugh Sykes

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Sir Hugh Sykes, DL, MA, LL.B, CA, Hon LL.D, FCIB, FRSA (b. 1932), is an international industrialist and investor, noted for championing regeneration in and around Sheffield.

Sir Hugh was educated at Bristol Grammar School and Clare College, Cambridge, where he graduated in Law. His public work in South Yorkshire includes:

Sir Hugh is also Chairman of the Sheffield Galleries and Museums Trust, the first museum trust in the country.

His work has been recognised by a series of awards: Honorary Fellow, Sheffield Hallam University, 1991; Deputy Lieutenant for South Yorkshire, 1995; Honorary Doctorate in Laws, University of Sheffield, 1996 and Knight Bachelor in Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours, 1997.

He is married to Lady (Ruby) Sykes. For some years they lived at Hallfield House but now live at Hathersage.


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