Mayor of Solihull congratulates recipients of Queen’s Birthday Honours

The Mayor of Solihull, Cllr Stuart Davis this month congratulated Terri Scott, Cllr Robert Cookes and Professor Sudhesh Kumar on being recognised in Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Terri Scott was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to the Solihull Troubled Families Programme, which aims to support families facing complex issues which may require the support from many different statutory agencies. Since joining Solihull Council in 2014, Terri has worked with many families to bring them together with their support network to discuss issues and work out a plan to keep children and young people safe.

Cllr Cookes also received a BEM for services to the community in Barston Village. He has been on the Barston Parish Council as Chairman for over 26 years and due to his proactive efforts he has transformed the village from a sleepy hamlet to a vibrant community.

Professor Kumar has been made an OBE for services to medicine and to diabetes care. He is vastly experienced and throughout his 22 years’ as a Consultant Physician in the NHS his research interest into obesity and its complications, particularly Type 2 diabetes, have made a huge difference to countless people. Reflecting on his achievement, Professor Kumar said: “I feel lucky and privileged to work in organisations where it is a joy to help many amazing colleagues do amazing work every day.”

The group were invited to the Mayor’s Parlour where they were thanked for their service to the local community.

The Mayor of Solihull, Cllr Stuart Davis said: “These individuals have done exceptional work to the great benefit of others in their community. They have foregone complacency and strived to always think of those in need. I am honoured that such remarkable people reside in this borough.”

Photo (l-r): Cllr Robert Cookes, Professor Sudhesh Kumar, the Mayor of Solihull, Cllr Stuart Davies, Terri Scott.