It’s official, what a special day
We are delighted and proud to announce that on Thursday 16th November 2017 our Chairman, Steve Frankham travelled to Buckingham Palace to be Invested with the MBE, by HRH Prince Charles, for his services to Business and to Charity in South East of England.
For over 35 Years our Chairman, Steve Frankham, has dedicated his life to developing his business and supporting his local community.
A recipient of the Mayor of Bromley Award presented in recognition of many years of unstinting voluntary service to the people of the London Borough of Bromley and also receiving the London Borough of Bexley Civic Recognition of Outstanding Achievement award for devoted service given to the community.
Steve is the driving force in raising over £1.2 million for socially and economically disadvantaged, children and adults with disabilities.
The charity has pledged to purchase 100 mini buses for schools and organisations that are in need of transportation. The Trust has so far donated 15 mini buses to transport disabled children and adults.
Steve’s understanding of children with special needs has always spurred him on to help bring something positive into their lives and he has been a great supporter of the Parkwood Hall Steel Band and was influential in securing a bus and trailer to transport their equipment. This has resulted in the children being able to travel to venues to perform.
Steve’s passion has also been to encourage and support the next generation of construction design professionals. Frankham Consultancy Group continues to provide work experience opportunities for school children, and professional programmes for budding Architects, Engineers and Surveyors.
Speaking about this award Steve said:
“I am absolutely delighted to have been awarded an MBE. Being recognised for something that you are passionate about is very humbling. None of this would have been possible without a wonderful team of individuals who have worked so hard over many years supporting my vision to help those less fortunate than ourselves. I feel very fortunate to have received this honour and hope that it will help bring to people’s attention the real need for us all to do our best by supporting those who are often forgotten in today’s society and to help create real change in the lives we touch.”