Judging Chair Knighted in New Year’s Honours
He says: “As the only child growing up in a single parent family in one of Nottingham’s poorer districts I have seen deprivation at first hand. As the beneficiary of a great State education and the unconditional kindness of hundreds of strangers I have experienced the opportunities of life in Britain. As Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant in the nation’s largest county and now a Knight of the Realm I hope I have demonstrated that social mobility is a reality in our country. Now it is incumbent on all of us who have benefited from that reality to make it work for everyone else. And the Social Mobility Awards are a brilliant way of making that happen.”
We would also like to congratulate judging panel member Althea Efunshile, who was appointed to the Channel 4 board in December last year.