A Holbeach Hurn businessman who became the Queen’s representative in Lincolnshire is to retire after more than six years in the job.
Tony Worth (74) is stepping down from his role as Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire on February 23, the same day as his 75th birthday.
Mr Worth, who has been married to Jenny for almost 50 years, was appointed Lord-Lieutanant in October 2008 while managing potato packing business QV Foods in 1994.
“It has been my honour, privilege and pleasure to be the Lord-Lieutenant of this historic county,” Mr Worth said.
“My wife Jenny and I have been received with such genuine warmth and pleasantness wherever we have been, whether the occasion was a Royal visit, reception, award presentation, dinner, lunch, visit to a factory, military establishment or voluntary organisation where those who run them are largely unrecognised heroes.”