Dai Hayward, Micropore’s Chief Executive Officer has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2019 UK Queen’s birthday honours list. The award was made in recognition of his personal contribution to UK international trade and, in particular, to the development of the chemical sector in the North East of England.
An MBE is the third highest ranking Order of the British Empire award, the first and second being, respectively, the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) and the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire).
I was genuinely surprised and delighted when I heard that I had been nominated to receive an MBE. I believe this is a reflection of my team’s efforts to promote British technical ingenuity coming from a rapidly diversifying and innovative Teesside economy. Having great products with 85% exported is testament to this”