Royal honour for port boss

David Robinson MBE
David Robinson MBE

A PORTS boss has been recognised with a Royal honour.

The chief executive of PD Ports David Robinson, which operates dockland in Hartlepool and at Teesport in Middlesbrough, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List.

Mr Robinson, who was recognised for his services to international trade and the UK economy, said: “I am absolutely thrilled to receive such an honour.

“The UK ports sector has a critical role to play in international trade and in attracting inward investment to grow a stronger and more sustainable economy.

“The North of England is significant in this role and here on Teesside we have a number of world class businesses and highly skilled people doing a tremendous job.”

During Mr Robinson’s 12 years with the company, they have invested millions in their people and infrastructure.

He has also steered them through the recession and the temporary loss of steel making in Teesside.

In 2012, Mr Robinson was appointed the Prince of Wales Ambassador for Business in the Community for his work with young people in Teesside.