R.I.P. Dr Keith Howard OBE

The Rotary Club of Bradford Blaize are sad to note the death of Keith on the 12th of August he will be greatly missed by everybody at Blaize and the wider members of Rotary.

Dr Keith Howard OBE

Keith was a founder member of the club having been on the committee that formed the club he transferred from being a member of The Rotary Club of Bradford to Blaize in September 1981. He was always a fully committed Rotarian living by the spirit of "The Four Way Test".

He was an extremely successful entrepreneur setting up Management Consultants Bradford in 1967 along with 50 other academics from the management school at Bradford University. Over the years this became the Emerald Group with Keith as its main shareholder and Chairman. 

In addition to his charitable work through Rotary he was a philanthropist providing support to Opera North, Yorkshire County Cricket and Leeds Rhinos Foundation as well as setting up his own charitable trust The Emerald Foundation.

In 2011 he was awarded an OBE for his services to business, sport and arts in West Yorkshire.

He will be missed by all his friends in Rotary, the arts, sports and particularly by his family and colleagues at Emerald Publishing.

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