Queen’s Honours List recognises UK precast federation CEO

20 June 2013

Martin Clarke, chief executive of the British Precast Concrete Federation, has been awarded an OBE for services to industry

Everyday heroes have been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours list. Groups and individuals have been handed royal accolades for their services to the country.

Chief executive of the British Precast Concrete Federation, Martin Alan Clarke, was awarded an OBE for services to industry.

Clarke, 63, of Coombe, near Wotton-under-Edge, has spent over 40 years in the construction industry. In 1972 he started his career with ARC Concrete where he worked for 17 years.
After 12 years as marketing director of the British Cement Association, he joined Leicester-based British Precast Concrete Federation in 2002.

On receiving the award, Mr Clarke paid tribute to his family: “This honour is completely down to my wife and family who have supported me unstintingly throughout my career and my long absences at home and abroad,” he said. “I thank them so much for their love and patience.

“I am overwhelmed at this recognition and especially delighted that the citation is for services to industry.

“This is a great boost for an unsung but critical British manufacturing industry.”


By Lucy Fulford

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