Simon Price, the CEO of cutlery and gift firm Arthur Price, has been awarded the bira Charitable Champion Award for 2014. He was awarded the prestigious honour for his work in creating a brand new charity called We Love Lichfield, which in just three years has raised £1/4 million for voluntary groups across his home town of Lichfield.
Ironically he couldn't collect the award himself because he was preparing for a We Love Lichfield event the next morning, giving away £7,000 to various groups. David Smyth, Chair of BHETA, kindly collected the award on Simon's behalf and is pictured presenting it to Simon.
He said: “I'm very humbled by this award. There's no better feeling than giving and in the last three years I've had the privilege of meeting so many people in my local area who make a difference. When We Love Lichfield awards its grants, the recipients thank me but I more importantly thank them because I genuinely feel that without the hard work and dedication of the people in voluntary groups across the whole of the UK, society wouldn't be as good.”
Picture Caption: Simon Price of Arthur Price being presented with the bira Charitable Champions Award by David Smyth of BHETA who collected the award on Simon's behalf at the BIRA High Street Conference, Expo and Awards Evening.
Posted: 22 March 2019