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Didn't she do well !
publication date: Jun 15, 2015
author/source: Robin Roberts
SMMT’s Communications Manager Janet Wilkinson has been awarded an MBE for services to the Motor Industry and Charity in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2015.
Janet, who has spent virtually all her career at the SMMT, has been responsible for many of the activities and events the organisation runs to promote the industry to media and other stakeholders.
She has also mentored dozens of young people who have gone on to enjoy successful careers in the industry.
Speaking on her award, Janet said, “I am thrilled and humbled to receive such an award.
"I never thought the work I did would merit recognition but to have been honoured today is a tribute to all the support and encouragement I have received from colleagues in the industry.
“The automotive sector is a great industry with fantastic, committed people and a hugely professional and passionate automotive media. The UK industry has had its ups and downs but is now re-established as an international success story and I am delighted to be a small part of that success.”
Chief Executive of the SMMT, Mike Hawes, added, “Janet’s award is richly deserved and will be applauded by everyone who knows her.
“To have given a lifetime’s work to one sector is increasingly unusual but to devote that career to a single organisation is even more special. Everyone at the SMMT and across the industry will be delighted, especially as she is someone who has given so selflessly for a number of charities, especially WOMAC - Women on the Move Against Cancer.”