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13 June 2019

SMI congratulates two members on OBE Honour

Sarah Kenny, Chief Executive of BMT and Carl Hunter, CEO of Coltraco have been appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours.

Sarah has been awarded for services to the Maritime Sector and Diversity, whilst Carl has been awarded for services to Business and International trade.

In response to this honour, Carl commented:

"I am honoured to be awarded an OBE by Her Majesty The Queen which was announced in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List on Saturday for Services to Business and International Trade. Since 2017 I have had the privilege to see some very fine, and largely unreported, work in our government and Parliament and have met extraordinary and dedicated Ministers, Parliamentarians, Civil Servants and business leaders.  Public service is about the common good and the elevation of the condition of the people at home and overseas. As a former soldier and businessman I believe "national service" is done for the country as much in the private as the public sectors, that the partnership between government and business in a shared national endeavour is therefore an essential one, and see UK exporting and investment as a key component to global stability and national prosperity and that the link between both is a national interest that serves global security.

Carl continued:

"I believe my role in the company is to create a happy and dynamic environment for all the members of it so as to create a profitable and sustainable company. We are a high exporting manufacturer to 110 countries. I am proud of the company, for the wonderful and professional human beings they are and it is a credit to them that we won the Queen’s Award for International Trade last month".

Sir John Hood, Chairman of BMT, said:

“On behalf of the board of BMT, may I say we are thrilled that our Chief Executive, Sarah Kenny, has been honoured by the Queen for her services to the Maritime Industries and Diversity. The award is timely recognition of Sarah's outstanding leadership in both areas over many years. We offer Sarah our whole-hearted congratulations on her OBE.”

Everyone at SMI would like to congratulate both Sarah and Carl on their continuous tremendous work to the sector. This honour is well and truly deserved!

 

About BMT:

BMT is an international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, working principally in the defence, energy and environment, marine risk and insurance, maritime transport and ports and logistics sectors. BMT invests significantly in research. Its customers are served through a network of international subsidiary companies. The group’s assets are held in beneficial ownership for its staff. w: www.bmt.org

Contact Coltraco:

e: chloe@coltraco.co.uk
t: 
+44 (0)2076 298 475
w: 
www.coltraco.com

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