Today International Trade Secretary Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP congratulates UK exporters, business leaders and DIT staff who have been recognized with distinction for their outstanding and outstanding service to international trade, to the investment and export. The list of New Year’s honors also recognizes the dedication of those who worked during the pandemic to keep the country safe.
Those honored this time around represent a wide range of businesses, from the retail industry to the creative industry and government support for the procurement of medical equipment and the negotiation of trade agreements.
International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan said:
Once again, the New Year’s Honors list underscores the importance of our dedicated trade leaders and fantastic exporters in championing trade across the globe. I extend my warmest congratulations to all those recognized.
2022 will offer great opportunities for UK businesses to strengthen their key role in the global economy, exporting innovative services and high-quality products across the world.
Exporters and business leaders on the 2022 New Year’s Honors list include:
- Timothy Smith; President, Cranswick (CBE)
- Gregory Childs; Co-founder, Children’s Media Conference (OBE)
- Deborah Harrison; Co-Managing Director, Pricecheck Toiletries Ltd (OBE)
- Alex Burns; CEO Robert Harter Ltd (OBE)
- Munir Mamujee; Managing Director, m2r Education (MBE)
- Kevin Mosely; Founder, SwimFin Ltd (MBE)
- Vivienne Stern; Director, Universities UK International (MBE)
Department of International Trade (DIT) staff on the 2022 New Year’s Honors list include:
- Vivien life; Director and Chief Negotiator (CMG)
- Faye Smith; Materials specialist (OBE)
- Isaac Philippe; Commercial Capacity Advisor (MBE)
Recognized exporters on this list include Kevin Mosely, who received an MBE for his international trade, investment and charitable services.
Drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional death in the world; As a result, Kevin developed a passion for swimming and worked tirelessly for over 40 years teaching swimming and drowning prevention, earning him an illustrious life-saving career. He invented his product SwimFin, a versatile teaching aid and flotation device used to teach children to learn to swim. SwimFin was officially launched in 2008 and exports to over 140 countries to date. SwimFin is a market leader implemented by tens of thousands of teachers, coaches, children and adults. Kevin’s product has appeared on global television and won numerous commercial awards. Kevin is now a proud sponsor of RLSS Cameroon, a learning to swim program aimed at reaching six million children.
Kevin Mosely, Founder and CEO of SwimFin Ltd. said :
It is an extremely proud and honorary moment. I am an average man receiving an MBE. I am extremely passionate about making a difference in people’s lives, every child should have the opportunity to learn to swim.
Gregory Childs – Received an OBE for his services to international trade and the children’s media sector.
Greg has made an exceptional contribution to children’s media for over 35 years and has built an unrivaled network of national talent that he is able to match with key international curators around the world. Greg has become a role model in the field. Using his unique position as a one-stop-shop for UK export market and intelligence, Greg has supported individual professionals and worked with HMG on policy and the duty to care for children. Working with DIT to organize the UK delegation to ‘Kidscreen’ in the US has resulted in exports totaling over Â£ 300million for the UK children’s business community.
Gregory Childs, co-founder of the Children’s Media Conference and director of the Children’s Media Foundation, said:
It’s a fantastic New Years surprise. This honor is not just for me, but for the entire children’s media industry. This OBE recognizes that children’s media are an important contributor to UK society as well as UK business.
Vivienne Stern – received an MBE for her services to international education.
Vivienne has led the efforts of the academic sector to grow its international business and has driven the unprecedented growth bringing tremendous business and soft power benefits to the UK. Vivienne can take credit for the significant increase in the number of students choosing the UK as their study destination, thereby dramatically increasing the value of education exports. Internationally, she is a vocal and enthusiastic UK champion, speaking at public and intergovernmental events on UK international offerings and sending a welcome message to overseas students considering coming to study. UK.
Vivienne Stern, Director of Universities UK International, said:
I am amazed and delighted to receive an Honor. It is very important for me to have my work validated. It’s worth it. International students studying here bring many benefits to the UK that go beyond economic contribution. They help make our universities international learning environments and make them excellent places of study for all students.
Timothy Smith – Received a CBE for Agriculture, Food and Beverage Trade Policy Services.
Tim is now President of Cranswick, appointed in July 2021. Tim has made an exceptional contribution to the industry by providing the government with new and innovative ideas to strike a balance between liberalizing trade and safeguarding UK food standards. In March 2021, as chairman of the Committee on Trade and Agriculture, Tim presented the government with numerous recommendations on future trade policy for agriculture, food and drink. He is also a non-executive director at Pret a Manger where in 2018 he chaired an independent diet advisory group, which resulted in a five-point allergy plan. Tim is a director and administrator of Farm Africa, a charity that works with farmers to unlock the business potential of their small farms.
Timothy Smith, President of Cranswick, said:
I was surprised and delighted to receive a CBE. I’ve never had anything like this before. It is truly an honor.