David Hymers awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours
David Hymers has been awarded an MBE for “services to Industry and International Trade” in the 2010 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. David is Chairman & Managing Director of Totalpost Services Plc, a well respected privately owned independent market leader specialising in mailroom solutions to Companies in over 18 countries around the world. The award recognises David’s hard work and commitment in the field of business, & for working with Business Link in the North and also with the management & Vice Chairmanship of an Export Club for Cumbria via UK Trade & Investment.
A surprised, delighted and humbled David said “Whilst I have received the award, I feel it is a testimony to all the employees at Totalpost as I know that without such a great team, we would not be doing so well, so each and every one of the team – in UK/Europe and USA – deserves a share in this recognition and I said so in my acceptance call to Her Majesties representative.”
A spokesperson for Totalpost said “We are delighted for David; the award of MBE is extremely well deserved. David has made a significant contribution to Business and to International Trade and the wider community and he has developed Totalpost Services Plc to ensure it is a substantial force in the mailroom market.”
People whose names are published in The Queen’s Birthday Honours and New Year Honours lists usually receive their award from The Queen at an Investiture in Buckingham Palace. There are usually 20 Investitures held in the Ballroom at the Palace each year. Up to 150 recipients attend each ceremony, and each recipient can nominate three friends or relations to sit in the audience to witness the occasion. The Queen enters the room attended by two Gurkha Orderly Officers, a tradition begun by Queen Victoria in 1876. Also on duty are members of The Queen’s Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard, which was created by Henry VII in 1485.