Solihull Mayor welcomes Queen’s New Year’s Honours recipients

The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Glenis Slater, met residents of Solihull on Tuesday 8th March who had been recently acclaimed in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours.

The five Silhillians and guests were welcomed by the Mayor and had afternoon tea in the Mayor’s parlour, in recognition of their achievements.

Mr Roger Atkinson, Assistant Director of Counter-Avoidance for HM Revenue & Customs, was made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) for services to taxpayers.

Mr Arnold Kaplan was made a Member of the British Empire (MBE) for charitable services.

Mr Ian Eva, Apprentice Manager at Jaguar Land Rover, also received an MBE for services to vocational education.

Mr Michael Beard, a water polo coach and chair of Solihull Swimming Club, received the British Empire Medal for voluntary services to swimming and water polo.

Dr Darren Daniels, Chief Executive of the UK Sepsis Trust, was also awarded the British Empire Medal for services to people suffering with sepsis.

The Solihull Mayor said: “It is a wonderful honour to meet all these people who have given so much to their communities.

“Having to the opportunity to speak to them allowed me to learn about all the brilliant work they do and it is lovely that their efforts have been recognised.”

Photo L-R: Ian Eva MBE, Dr Darren Daniels BEM, Roger Atkinson OBE, Mayor Cllr Glenis Slater, Michael Beard BEM & Arnold Kaplan MBE.

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