Geldards Chairman David Williams awarded MBE for services to Business and to the Economy in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

Geldards is delighted to announce that Chairman David Williams has been awarded an MBE for services to Business and to the Economy in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire in the King’s Birthday Honours List.

An MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) is awarded for outstanding achievement or service to the community which has had a long term significant impact and stands out as an example to others.

David has lived and worked in the region for over thirty years and has long been a champion of the East Midlands, advocating for the region’s growth and prosperity in the various positions he holds including, Deputy Chair of D2N2 LEP, Chairman of EMB Group, Non-Executive Director of East Midlands Chamber and Board member at Nottingham Trent University. Internationally, David also regularly represents the East Midlands abroad and has participated in trade missions for the region to China as well as attending MIPIM in Cannes, the world’s leading property event.

Since joining Geldards in 1989 David has been an instrumental force in driving forward Geldards’ business expansion in the East Midlands, making a strong commitment to the region with offices in both Derby and Nottingham.

Commenting on his award, David Williams said:

“I am truly honoured and humbled to receive an MBE for Services to Business and to the Economy in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.  I am committed to driving the East Midlands forward to become a regional powerhouse of productivity and growth for the country.  With its unique blend of infrastructure, business innovation and superb transport links boosting connectivity to and from the region, the East Midlands is an outstanding and ambitious area for business to succeed and grow. With its ambitious plans our region can compete nationally and internationally to be amongst the best  in which to conduct business.”

Jeff Pearson, Chief Executive at Geldards said :

 ”My congratulations go to David who is an extremely worthy recipient of an MBE for his tireless support for the East Midlands.  As well as being an inspirational leader and ambassador for our firm, David has been a driving force in championing the region. Everyone at Geldards is delighted that his significant contribution to regional businesses and the economy has been recognised.”

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