Riaz Alidina, who is from Chorleywood, has been included on The 2019 New Year’s Honours List.
Riaz, who works in financial institutions as a director of governance for Lloyds Banking Group, was awarded an MBE for his services to small business banking.
An MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) is awarded for outstanding service to the community.
The villager was also included on the Lloyds Banking Group 2019 Ethnicity Role Model List.
In a social media post, Riaz described it as an amazing start to the year and that he is “proud and humbled” with his awards.
He said: “Amazing start to 2019. Proud and humbled to be awarded an MBE and be on the Lloyds Banking Group 2019 Ethnicity Role Model List. I’m privileged to work with great people and a company that lets me give back to the community #lloyds.”
Riaz, who joined the group in 1998, runs alongside his work, a partnership with a school in London which serves pupils aged two to 19 years with physical disabilities and additional sensory needs.
During this partnership, over 100 colleagues have supported the school with regular services that range from helping children with yoga, reading, horse-riding, PE and more.
Lloyds Banking Group launched its first inspire list in 2017, aiming to give their colleagues visibility of the most inspirational B.A.M.E role models across the group.
In 2018 the Group was the first FTSE 100 organisation to announce targets to increase B.A.M.E representation across the workforce, as well as at senior levels specifically.
Photo from Riaz Linkedin profile.