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Company CEO follows in father's footsteps becoming new High Sheriff of County Durham


County Durham's new High Sheriff, Harry Swan, centre right, with Judge Christopher Prince and other figures after today's swearing-in ceremony at Durham Crown Court (Image: Mark Wilkinson)
County Durham's new High Sheriff, Harry Swan, centre right, with Judge Christopher Prince after the swearing-in ceremony at Durham Crown Court (Image: Mark Wilkinson)

County Durham’s new High Sheriff has taken up the historic post, maintaining a family tradition, as he has already done in the business world.

Harry Macklyn Swan, the owner and CEO of family-run business, Thomas Swan and Co chemical company in Consett, follows in the footsteps of his now late father Thomas Macklyn Swan, who served as High Sheriff in 2001/2.

The 48-year-old businessman and chemical innovator, of Gainford, was sworn into office in the largely ceremonial role at Durham Crown Court on Friday (April 5).

Mr Swan takes over from predecessor and former Under Sheriff Anne Elliott, who was present at the installation having just completed her year in office.


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