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Heselden awarded posthumous honour

28th January 2011

From left: Lady Mayoress Coun Andrea McKenna, Julie Heselden, Lord Mayor of Leeds Coun Jim McKenna and Tom Riordan, chief executive of Leeds City Council.

From left: Lady Mayoress Coun Andrea McKenna, Julie Heselden, Lord Mayor of Leeds Coun Jim McKenna and Tom Riordan, chief executive of Leeds City Council.

LEEDS City Council has paid tribute to entrepreneur and philanthropist Jimi Heselden by awarding him a unique honour.

The council presented Mr Heselden’s wife, Julie, with a scroll detailing the honour of Freedom of the City as an acknowledgment of his contribution to the city.

Freedom of the City is the highest honour a city can present but this is the first time a posthumous honour has been issued to anyone in Leeds.

Mr Heselden, chairman of HESCO Bastion, died late last year in a tragic accident nea......for the full story register now for free or login below...

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