William was Chair and joint Managing Director of Towles plc, a local knitwear manufacturer.
On his retirement, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Loughborough for his service to the University and the wider community. He served on the University Council between 2003-2011, chaired the audit committee and was a member of University Court.
He also served on several committees in the wider community including as Chair of Loughborough Building Society and the Leicester Diocesan Board of Finance, and Vice-Chairman of Loughborough Endowed Schools.
Our thoughts and sincere condolences go to the friends and family of William and all those at the University who knew him.
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