BURTON Albion Chairman Ben Robinson proudly received his MBE from the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace yesterday.
The Chairman was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the ceremony and received his medal from Prince William to mark his charity work and impact on our local community.
As well as positioning Burton Albion as a community-focused club and championing the work of the club’s charity arm Burton Albion Community Trust, Ben is Chairman of the Consolidated Charity of Burton and President of the YMCA and the Staffordshire Playing Fields Association. He is also a trustee and director at the Burton Addiction Centre.
He was made a Deputy Lieutenant of Staffordshire in 2017 and has previously been awarded the BEM.
Ben received the award in front of his family at yesterday’s ceremony, which took place at the home of the Queen.
Upon hearing news of the award when named in the Queen’s birthday honours list, Ben Robinson said: “I am honoured and delighted to receive this award, especially as it recognises the community work which has always been so important to me.
“Whether it has been through Burton Albion or the charities which I have had the pleasure to serve, trying to put something back into the community where I have always lived and worked has been at the heart of what I have tried to achieve and will continue to do.”
Ben Robinson first joined the board at Burton Albion in February 1975 and within 18 months became chairman for the first time. After a nine-year break to concentrate on developing his insurance business he returned for a second spell as the club’s Chairman in 1995 and under his guidance the club moved from the second tier in non-league football to the Championship – enjoying four promotions (three as champions).
Everyone at Burton Albion Football Club would like to congratulate Ben Robinson MBE on receiving this honour on such a proud day for him and his family!
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