Statement from Economy Minister Gordon Lyons on the death of Sir William Wright

Date published: 24 July 2022

Economy Minister Gordon Lyons today paid tribute to Sir William Wright, one of Northern Ireland’s best known business pioneers.

Economy Minister Gordon Lyons
Economy Minister Gordon Lyons

The Minister said:

“I was deeply saddened to learn today of the passing of Sir William Wright. Sir William was a man of immense standing, not just within Northern Ireland’s manufacturing sector but also within the local community. A pioneer and entrepreneur of rare foresight and ability, for which he was deservedly knighted, Sir William took over the family business and moved it into the construction of buses, a process which saw it become the Wright Group, and grow into the success today that is Wrightbus. The legacy that he leaves cannot be overstated and I would like to pass on my deepest condolences to Lady Wright and his family at this difficult time.”

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