The chairman of Beaverbrooks the Jewellers has been appointed as Deputy Lieutenant for Greater Manchester.
Mark Adlestone, who was given an OBE for his business success and charity work in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2015, will assist the Lord-Lieutenant in carrying out his role as The Queen’s representative in Greater Manchester.
He may be asked for his help with future Honours nominations, assessments for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services, and can suggest names for royal garden parties and participation in citizenship ceremonies.
“I am proud and honoured and see this appointment as a great reflection on our wonderful company, as well as the work of The Fed, the leading social and welfare organisation within the Jewish Community of Greater Manchester, of which I am Chairman,” said Mr Addlestone.
“This is a wonderful and exciting opportunity for me and I look forward to developing my involvement within the community and from time to time undertaking public duties on behalf of the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester.”
Since the year 2000, Beaverbrooks has donated over £11 million to worthy causes and has been named in ‘The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For’ for 14 consecutive years.
Beaverbrooks remains a private family-owned jeweller. It has 69 stores across the UK.