Jack Morris, the chairman of the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, has been made a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Morris was awarded for services to business and charity in London and was previously awarded an OBE in 2005 for services to further education.
The Business Design Centre celebrates 30 years in business this year and has been recognised as a catalyst for regeneration of the Angel, Islington area of London. Morris and his team are now working on delivering the City North project, a major mixed-use urban regeneration development in nearby Finsbury Park, London, which is being undertaken in partnership with Telford Homes.
Morris is also a member of the London Enterprise Panel, established in 2012 by the Mayor of London to take a strategic view of the regeneration, employment and skills agenda for London. He is also co-chair of its skills & employment working group and serves on several public and charitable bodies connected to education, training and dealing with poverty.
Commenting on the new honour, Morris said: “I am absolutely delighted and very moved to be receiving this honour. It is not lost on me how fortunate I am to be surrounded by a loving family and to work with so many marvellous people in my business, charity and voluntary activities. I am deeply grateful for their help and support in whatever I’ve managed to achieve and feel this honour is also very much a tribute to them.”