Happy New Year!
I am delighted (and frankly somewhat stunned) to have been appointed MBE for services to Business and Social Mobility in the New Year’s Honours List.
I wouldn’t have been appointed MBE without all that I owe to my mum and dad, wonderful friends, colleagues, clients and supporters, as well as all the disadvantaged young people that I have mentored and trained over the years. I hope it will allow me to do so much more of this, and to help businesses and charities advance their social mobility agenda too.
Here is a brief press release with more information.
In 2020, 50% of The Calypso Twins were honoured with an MBE. In 2023 that will have increased to 100%!
Thank you to everyone that has helped and supported me along the way.
More about the New Year’s Honours in the UK
The honours system celebrates the people who go above and beyond to change the world around them for the better. The system recognises the people who have:
- Selflessly volunteered their time and efforts;
- gained the respect of their peers;
- displayed moral and physical courage;
- or showed real innovation and entrepreneurship.
What exactly is an MBE?
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Achievement or service in and to the community which is outstanding in its field and has delivered sustained and real impact which stands out as an example to others.