A trading standards officer who moonlights as an lifeboat volunteer, a member of the British Standards Institute who champions accessibility, and the founder of consumer advice organisation Money Saving Expert, are among those named in the New Year Honours List 2022.
Roger Cohen, a Trading Standards Officer at East Sussex Council, received the MBE after 39 years’ service with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) in recognition of his services to charity. In a letter to Cohen, CTSI Chief Executive John Herriman said: “Your MBE helps others to see the value attached to those engaged in trading standards as well as rewarding those, like you, that excel.”
Caroline Thomas, a member of the British Standards Institute Committee on Accessibility, was awarded the OBE for services to consumers. Herriman told Thomas the accolade was “hugely merited, and you will be immensely and rightly proud of the exceptional work you have done for consumers and being rewarded in this unique way.”
Consumer advice champion Martin Lewis was awarded the CBE, which comes in addition to the OBE he received in 2014. This year’s accolade is in recognition of services to broadcasting and consumer rights.
Mark Lloyd and James Jamieson, the Chief Executive and Chair of the Local Government Association respectively, each received a CBE for services to local government and to charity. Herriman wrote to them both to express CTSI’s “warmest congratulations and applause”.