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New Year’s Honours 2013

January 8, 2013

Apologies for the delay in writing this post, I guess this gets harder the longer it is since I lived in Brum. Nevertheless, I’m still keen to keep up with the posts that celebrate the passion and commitment constantly shown by ordinary people. Yes, it’s flawed, but preparing these posts always helps me understand a little bit more about who makes our city tick. So I’ve found 7 women this year, that’s looking slightly more than usual. I had the pleasure of meeting Christine a few years ago – an inspirational leader, who I wish I’d worked with. Meanwhile, recognition for the work of the Chief Exec of St Paul’s in Balsall Heath, they often looked after my daughter so I could work through the school holidays – St Paul’s CDT is one of those organisations that is right under the skin of its community – and has been for decades. It has the added attraction of being home to a neat inner city farm.

Congratulations and thank you to all of you.

Dame Christine BRADDOCK, CBE

Principal and Chief Executive, Birmingham Metropolitan College. For services to Further Education.

Miss Cherry Alexander MBE

Head of International Competition, UK Athletics. For service to Sport.

Dr Anita Halliday MBE

Chief Executive, St Paul’s Community Development Trust. For services to the community in Balsall Heath, Birmingham.

Mrs Kim Popratnjak MBE

Principal, North Birmingham Academy. For services to Education.

Mrs Yvonne Zena Stone MBE

Senior Officer, Criminal Investigation, Birmingham, HM Revenue and Customs. For services to Prevention of Smuggling and Asset Recovery.

Ms Rose Gabrielle Cooke-Coton BEM

For services to the community in Masefield, Birmingham.

Ms Kim Victoria Douglas BEM

Chair, George Coller Memorial Fund. For services to People with Asthma.

Click here for the full list – still on a pdf  (grrr).

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