QUEEN RECOGNISES HOUSING INDUSTRY MEMBERS

  • The queen has recognised some members of the housing sector in this year's honours list

    Below are those who were awarded an OBE for their services to the housing industry, reports 24Dash:

    "Roger Victor John Cadbury for services to the Bournville Village Trust in Birmingham and to charity in Warwickshire.

    "David Ewan Cameron- Director, Community Land Scotland for Services to community land ownership in Scotland.

    "Paul Doe, Chief Executive, Shepherds Bush Housing Group (SBHG) for services to housing and voluntary service tackling homelessness.

    "Robert John Eldridge- Chairman of trustees, for services to Homeless people in the North East.

    "Jennifer, Mrs Johnson- Chief Executive officer, Kids Allowed for services to apprenticeships.

    "Julia Anne, Mrs Upton- Chief Executive officer, Registered Nursing Home Association, for services to the provision of care services.

    "Ms Wendy Margaret Varcoe- Executive Director, Community Foundation for Surrey, for services to the community in Surrey.

    "Ms Irene Leighton- Executive, Dundee Survival Group for services to homeless people in Dundee.

    "Sheila Eileen, Mrs Meaning- co-founder and trustee, new Hope. For services to Homeless people in Watford

    "Andrew Maurice (Andy) Peddle- For charitable services to homeless people and to victims of human trafficking through the Salvation army.

    "Josephine Mary, Mrs Watts- Director and Chair, community Fundraising and Networking Panel, Home-Start, West Somerset. For services to children and families."

    Congratulations to them.

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