Razor company kingpin becomes a doctor after receiving honorary degree from the University of Portsmouth

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The founder of British shaving brand King of Shaves, has received an honorary degree from the University of Portsmouth.

Will King, a former student at the university, received his doctorate from Chancellor Sandi Toksvig and Vice-Chancellor Graham Galbraith.

Mr King graduated from Portsmouth Polytechnic in 1987 and went on to create his own shaving brand in 1993.

In 2015 King of Shaves celebrated its 22nd anniversary, with products stocked by retailers in the UK, USA and many other countries.

Mr King stepped down as chief executive officer in October 2014 and is now a regular on the Speakers for Schools programme.

He said: ‘It’s emotional coming back to where I made the life decision to study.

‘You guys graduating today are products of this fantastic institution.’