Employment professionals recognised in New Year’s Honours list

Professionals committed to helping unemployed people and graduates into work, as well as those charged with tackling the scourge of modern slavery, were among those recognised in the New Year’s Honours List.

This year’s honours see Sheila Flavell, chief operating officer at international professional services company FDM Group, awarded a CBE for services to gender equality in IT and graduate and returners employment, while Margaret Beels, the chair of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, picked up an OBE for services to tackling and preventing modern slavery and labour exploitation.

Tracy Fishwick, founder of Transform Lives Company, which aims to raise employment levels and to transform the lives of those furthest from the labour market, and Emma Southern, manager at Talent Match Project, Prince’s Trust, were awarded an OBE and an MBE for services to unemployed people in North-West England and for services to unemployed young people respectively.

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