ENTRUST would like to congratulate our Chair Ann Limb on the award of a Damehood in the Queen's Birthday Honour list for her role as Chair of the Scout Association and the UK Innovation Corridor.
Commenting on her honour Dame Ann said,
"A butcher's daughter born in 1950's Moss Side does not grow up dreaming of damehood, inspired by teachers who believed in me and nurtured by the further education system that is a powerhouse for social change, I eventually found the courage to become myself, to speak out against inequalities of all kinds in society, and to speak up for others from disadvantaged backgrounds."
"I want people to look at me and say to themselves 'This person is like me'. I'd like everyone pursuing their own career to support those who follow, by remembering to 'lift as you climb'."
"I accept this honour to encourage young people, regardless of their start in life, to step up to serve humanity with kindness, compassion and in a spirit of peace building. As we say at City & Guilds 'Believe you can'."
ENTRUST's Chief Executive, Christopher Welford said:
"I was so pleased to note that Ann was recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours with a Damehood (DBE) for her services to young people and philanthropy.
Having worked with Ann since 2012 I am fully aware of her commitment on making our world a better place and encouraging younger members of society to fulfil their potential and the honour the Queen bestowed upon Dame Ann fully recognises this work."