21st Sep, 2020

Solihull residents named in Queen’s Birthday Honours list congratulated by Mayor

Sarah Mason 23rd Sep, 2019

CELEBRATIONS were in order when Solihull’s Mayor congratulated residents named in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

Professor Sudhesh Kumar, Robert Cookes and Terri Scott were commended for their efforts which saw them having awards bestowed on them earlier this year.

Professor Kumar has been made an OBE for services to medicine and to diabetes care.

Over the past 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.

Prof 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.”

Coun Cookes received a British Empire Medal (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 efforts he has transformed the village from a sleepy hamlet to a vibrant community.

Terri Scott was also awarded a 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.

Solihull Mayor Coun 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.”

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