Financial advice firm True Potential has announced that its chairman and founder David Harrison has been knighted.
Harrison was awarded the Knight Grand Cross of The Most Distinguished Order of The Nation for his services to business, education, and social mobility.
The honour was made as part of the Antiguan and Barbuda Independence celebrations.
In 2007, Harrison founded True Potential, which has over £22bn ($25bn, €25bn) of assets for investors.
True Potential said in a statement that Harrison has “been a consistent champion of education and social mobility”. Having set up four Harrison Centres for Social Mobility in the UK, he is working on the fifth Centre in Antigua, the first to be established overseas.
Antigua and Barbuda governor general Sir Rodney Williams said during the ceremony: “David’s work and dedication through his foundation’s direct commitment and financial impact to help social mobility and genuine equality of opportunity and as a businessman has benefitted millions of people around the world including Antigua and Barbuda, and countries within the Caribbean.”
The knighthood follows Harrison receiving an honorary doctorate from the Open University in October. Through the free personal finance courses that Harrison helped to create with the Open University, over one million people have improved their understanding of finance and investing to date.