10 December 2009,

Royal Honour for LIFTCo Director – Suzy Brain England OBE

Friday 27th of November 2009 will be remembered by Suzy Brain England and her family and friends. LIFT company director Suzy received the Order of the British Empire (OBE) from HRH Prince Charles at a Buckingham Palace Investiture for her sterling dedication to Public Service.

Suzy is a Director representing Community Health Partnerships at Community Solutions LIFT companies in Barnsley, Doncaster, Bury, Tameside and Glossop, public private partnerships between Community Solutions for Primary Care and the Public Sector.

Suzy is also a director in partnerships in Hull and Bradford and is soon to be involved in Oldham and East Lancashire.

Suzy, 52, has a portfolio of directorships and Chairmanships. She is Chair of Kirklees Community Healthcare Partnerships, the provider arm of NHS Kirklees.

Her OBE was awarded for Public Service, specifically citing her role as Chair of the Department of Work and Pensions' Decision-making Standards Committee.

Her other roles include; Chair, Berneslai Homes housing ALMO in Barnsley; Non-executive director Avanta (a welfare to work company), and acting chair of Bradford and Airedale's Strategic Partnering Board.

She is a former Acting Chair and non-executive director of Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust, Connexions West Yorkshire, Ofcom's Advisory Committee for England and the Melton Mowbray Building Society.

She is a member of the Ambassador Network to encourage under represented groups in to public life; a trainer for the Chartered Director Peer Review and a Lay Chair for the recruitment of doctors to specialist training for the Yorkshire Deanery. She runs her own business as a counsellor and mentor to executives.

She lives in Kirklees with her husband Michael and son Aidan.

CSPC Partnership Director Peter Cox said: "Suzy has worked with CSPC for over five years on LIFT and has supported the development of our LIFT Companies with such enthusiasm and dedication. Clearly this has also been appreciated elsewhere and her OBE is an accolade she rightly deserves."

Warren Taylor: Business Development Director Tel: 07813 056 056
Email: warren.taylor@community-solutions.co.uk