Recognition for transport workers in Queen’s birthday honours
Amy Nicholson, a Revenue Protection Inspector for TfL was awarded a BEM (British Empire Medal) for her bravery during the incident in Woolwich where soldier Lee Rigby was murdered. Her bus was stopped on her journey home and after contacting the TfL control room she was advised of the seriousness of the incident. Despite being off duty, she evacuated all the buses that had been caught up in the commotion and led the passengers to safety.
Mark Mackenzie, an HR specialist at TfL has been awarded an MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for his services to equality, particularly with regards to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT+) staff members and passengers, ensuring they receive fair and unbiased treatment.
Chris Hanson-Abbot, Chairman of Brigade Electronics has been awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for his services to vehicle road safety. Chris was instrumental in implementing the reversing alarm on trucks and buses. His first alarm was launched at the 1976 Commercial Vehicle show with the full support of the SMMT.