Each year the Lord Mayor of Birmingham invites nominations for the Lord Mayor’s Awards and this year they were given to: broadcaster Ed Doolan, charity worker Kim Douglas, environmentalist Peter Laybourn and musician Jeff Lynne.
Ed Doolan was nominated in recognition of his outstanding achievement and exceptional service to the city of Birmingham and its people through his local radio programme where he became known as ‘the people’s consumer champion’. He was also nominated for his involvement with numerous charities which improve the lives of local people.
Kim Douglas was nominated in recognition of her outstanding achievement and exceptional service to the city of Birmingham and its people through establishing the George Coller Memorial Fund and pioneering an emergency response to asthma in schools.
Peter Laybourn was nominated for outstanding achievement and exceptional service to the city of Birmingham and its people for his work in helping companies in the city to find innovative uses for previously wasted resource streams and bringing significant economic benefits to city and its people.
Lastly, musician Jeff Lynne was nominated in recognition of his outstanding achievement and exceptional service to the city of Birmingham and its people through inspirational and dedicated work as a world-renowned musician and producer, enhancing the lives of local people and the reputation of the city.
Outgoing Lord Mayor, Cllr Raymond Hassall, said: “The Lord Mayor’s Awards recognise outstanding achievements and exceptional service to the city and the people of Birmingham.
“Ed, Kim, Peter and Jeff are worthy recipients, having given exceptional service through broadcasting and championing the people, saving children’s lives, protecting the environment and promoting the city.
“In giving these awards I want to highlight the various ways that people in Birmingham serve their community and the city. They are an inspiration to us all.”
Anyone living in Birmingham or the surrounding neighbourhoods can nominate an individual, a group of individual (or an organisation) living, working or based in Birmingham for the City of Birmingham’s Lord Mayor’s Award. The overriding principle of the Lord Mayor’s Award is that it is based on merit and this is defined as “outstanding achievement or exceptional service to the City and people of Birmingham”. No Councillor, past or present, will be eligible for the Award and the Award will not be given to any person(s) for services rendered to or for any Political Party or related organisation.
Anyone wishing to nominate someone for an award next year should visit birmingham.gov.uk/lordmayorsaward
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Information about the George Coller Memorial Fund can be found at - http://www.georgecoller.co.uk/