OBE for Macildowie chairman Vernon
Wed, 28 Jun 2012
Ed Vernon, the chair of East Midlands recruiter Macildowie, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to economic development.
The Belfast-based businessman acquired Macildowie in 2007 through holding company Synetecs.
He has also spent the last six years as a board member of Invest Northern Ireland and is a strategic advisor to BT Ireland, as well as a trustee of the foundation board of Belfast’s Queens University.
He says: “I’m very pleased to be honoured in this way. I feel this highlights the importance of the economy, particularly in what has been a period of unprecedented challenge over recent years.”