Having highlighted and celebrated some fantastic New Years Honours business-related success stories earlier this week, today we turn our attention to professionals who were named on the most recent List.
These outstanding individuals are leaders in their field and most importantly have gone above and beyond the call of duty.
Bob Allies Graham Morisson
Bob Allies (left) and Graham Morrison were both awarded an OBE at New Year for their services to architecture. Bob and Graham founded the company Allies and Morrison in 1984 and are still responsible for its design direction.
In its time the company has won 37 RIBA Awards, 18 Civic Trust Awards and the 2015 AJ120 Practice of the Year Award. As well as masterminding the success of the company, the pair are heavily involved within the industry, sitting on many advisory committees in their spare time.
Head teacher of Nechells Primary School Paulette (right) received an MBE for her services to education. The school is located in one of the most deprived areas of the UK and has seen a large transformation since Pauline’s arrival six years ago. It received ‘outstanding’ in all five key areas of leadership and management; behaviour; teaching quality; pupils’ achievements, and early years’ provision. The report also praised the work of Pauline:
“The Head teacher provides inspirational leadership. Together with her high caliber Deputy Head teacher, senior leaders and Governors, she has greatly improved teaching and achievement.”
Pauline and her Deputy Sonia Thompson (pictured above) are the only female head and deputy head teaching team of African Caribbean heritage in Birmingham as far as we are aware.
The Chief Executive of Chartered Institute for Management Accountants (CIMA) Charles Tilley received an OBE for his services to the economy. CIMA is the largest management accounting body in the world with more than 227,000 members and students in 179 countries. During Charles’ tenure members and students have almost doubled and he is known as a leading advocate within the accounting industry. After hearing the news Charles graciously expressed to the CIMA that he couldn’t have achieved what he has alone:
“This is not something I expected – but it is hugely welcome. As hard as I have worked over the past fourteen years, the victories I have been proud of – most notably the increasing recognition of the value of management accounting, the growth of integrated reporting and the huge success of CIMA’s joint venture – have all been achieved with the help of colleagues in CIMA together with our members and students, and those we work with across the world.”
Dr Emrys Kirkman
Principal Scientist Dr Emrys Kirkman received an OBE for services in Support of Military Medical Treatment. Dr Emrys from Wiltshire was instrumental in improving emergency medical treatment for military personnel on the battlefield. His research was primarily based around the benefits of in-situ treatment, which significantly increases the chance of survival for severely injured people.
Dr Emrys was delighted to be honoured:
“I’m thrilled to receive this award, which came as a complete surprise. The award is based on work which is very much a joint effort of a team based at Dstl Porton Down working closely with military medical colleagues. It’s a tremendous privilege to work as part of this team and gratifying to think that we’ve been able to make a contribution to improving the treatment of injured Service personnel and on the treatment of severely injured casualties in civilian practice.”
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