Wrightbus founder awarded honour

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Sir William Wright, founder of Wrightbus, has been awarded the Freedom of Mid and East Antrim Council.

The honour was conferred last February, and William will receive the honour at a special ceremony on 18 January 2019.

Sir William Wright, founder of Wrightbus, has been awarded the Freedom of Mid and East Antrim Council.
Sir William will receive the honour on 18 January

 

William joined his Father’s company in

the 1950s, and eventually took it over, and subsequently moved to building buses, rising to become a leading figure of

Northern Ireland industry.

In addition to his efforts within the industry Sir William also served on the Ballymena Borough Council as a UUP and Independent Unionist representative.

 

Speaking about receiving the honour Sir William said to the Belfast Telegraph: “To receive the Freedom of the Borough is a great honour, particularly as it is bestowed from my birthplace, the area where my business is based, and a place I am proud to call home.

“I would like to thank the council for arranging this very special event.”

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