THE EXTRAORDINARY achievements of two south Warwickshire residents have been recognised with medals.
Warwick resident Elizabeth Baitson and Studley resident Caroline Chadwick both received British Empire Medals for going ‘above and beyond’ to change the world around them for the better.
They were presented with their medals by the Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire, Tim Cox.
British Empire Medals mark the exceptional contributions and service of people from across the UK. They recognise people who have made achievements in public life, committed themselves to serving and helping the UK, and who make life better for others by being outstanding at what they do.
Elizabeth was recognised for services to business and entrepreneurs. She is the founder of High Net Connect, which helps to facilitate impactful relationships for business, pleasure, and philanthropy in order to maximise their potential.
Elizabeth is a natural connection creator and is passionate about helping others by connecting those who need to find investors, business partners, team members and mentors, and even creating social networking groups.
Caroline received her medal for services to humane animal research. Caroline, now retired, was Director of the Biomedical Services Unit at the University of Birmingham and demonstrated exceptional dedication to the promotion of the safe and humane practice of animal research.
She played an instrumental role in the implementation of the 3Rs (the replacement, reduction, and refinement of animals used in research) and shared expertise and promoted best practice across the biomedical research sector, nationally and internationally.
Mr Cox, said: “Through the awarding of British Empire Medals to Caroline and Elizabeth, Warwickshire celebrates their selfless dedication and commitment towards enriching our communities, and remind us that going above and beyond for others is extraordinary and should be acknowledge and celebrated.
“There are still so many people who make outstanding contributions to society but go unnoticed. If you know someone that deserves to be recognised, I encourage you to consider nominating for an honour or award so that more unsung heroes can be officially acknowledged for their achievements in public life.”
Details on how to nominate someone for an honour or award can be found at https://www.gov.uk/honours