Julie Kenny is a successful South Yorkshire based entrepreneur. Following the recent sale of award winning Pyronix Limited which she built from start up in 1986, Julie will continue to work with Pyronix as a part-time Consultant to ensure a successful transition of ownership.
Since the mid 1990s Julie has been involved in serving business and local communities and currently holds several trustee/ patron positions for diverse charitable organisations. Julie is a Commissioner at Rotherham Council, Chair of Maltby Learning Trust, a director of Sheffield City Region LEP and UK Commission for Employment and Skills.
Julie’s CBE and Honorary Doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University were conferred in recognition of her contribution to business in the region.
Julie has served as a Deputy Lieutenant for South Yorkshire since 2005 and was honoured to be the High Sheriff of South Yorkshire 2012/13. Julie was the Vitalise Businesswoman of the Year in 2013 and Private Businesswoman of the Year 2014.
Julie had a successful career as a litigation lawyer in both local authority and private practice before changing direction and founding Pyronix. Julie has 3 grown-up children.