Maritime professionals recognised in Queen’s birthday honours

Lesley Robinson, CEO of British Marine

This year, the Queen’s birthday honours list features eight maritime professionals, including members of the RNLI and British Marine.

Announced in the official newspaper of the Crown, The Gazette, the list includes:

  • Lesley Robinson, CEO, British Marine (pictured above). For services to the leisure marine sector. 
  • Jeremy Nigel Dale, founder, SeaSafe. For services to maritime safety. Dale is the chair of the British Marine Isle of Wight Association. 
  • Simon Scammell, head sailmaker, Suffolk Sails. For services to frontline health workers throughout the covid-19 pandemic.
  • Matthew Read, head sailmaker, Suffolk Sails. For services to frontline health workers throughout the covid-19 pandemic.
  • Neil Glendinning, CEO, Harwich Haven Authority. For services to the transport of freight particularly during the covid-19 response.
  • Captain Georgina Elizabeth Carlo-Paat, Ilfracombe Harbour Master. For services to promoting the role of women at sea.
  • Monica Sharp, Royal National Lifeboat Institute, Central London committee member, fundraising branch. For services to the Royal National Lifeboat Institute.
  • Andrew Peter Morgan, visits officer and water safety volunteer at Royal National Lifeboat Institute, Shoreham Lifeboat Station. For services to the Royal National Lifeboat Institute.
  • Gareth Alwyn Horner, lifeboat operations manager, Newquay Lifeboat Station. For services to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Lesley Robinson has been awarded an OBE in this year’s list. “I am beyond humbled and proud to receive the OBE,” says Lesley. “I share this honour with the whole team at British Marine, including our staff, Board, Council and Committee members, and want to thank them for all their hard work and contribution to this achievement. This is an award for all of us and is recognition for the leisure marine industry. It shows what great strides British Marine is making for its members and for our industry.”

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