The Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2019 included both Ian Pittaway and Michael Goldthorpe, from St Albans for their respected services.
Ian Pittaway (pictured), Chairman of The Robert Clack Development Trust, was recognised for his services to the community in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.
The Robert Clack Development Trust raises money for the pupils of Robert Clack School where it is put towards educational trips or helping further education for disadvantaged students.
Ian has led the trust since its creation in 2010.
Ian left Robert Clack School in 1974 and went on to study Law at Hull University. He is now a senior partner of a London law firm which specialises in pension law.
Michael Goldthorpe, chief executive at Royal Navy Officers’ Charity and Association of Royal Navy Officers, was honoured for his services to Naval Personnel.
Michael graduated in Spanish, French, Law and Finance, Business and Management at The Open University.
He went on to work for the Royal Navy where he retired in 2010 to the rank of commander.
Both were awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) which is aimed at awarding people for their ‘hands on’ service which has made a significant difference to the local community.