Many congratulations to our Chair of Trustees, Chris Hudson of Chimo Holdings who has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours for services to Exports and Investment in Sheffield. He received the award at Buckingham Palace, accompanied by his three daughters, from HRH The Prince of Wales.
The company employs 14 people and manufactures cutlery, gallery trays, silver and giftware. The company was founded in 1960s, though a part of it, which it acquired, dates back to 1750. The firm exports to many countries including the USA, Middle East, Japan and Australia: http://www.chimoholdings.com/
Chris Hudson MBE (pictured below) said: “I am honoured and humbled. I feel humility because you know about it for a few weeks and bump into family and friends – people who have helped you along the way- and you think why me? Somebody has thought I have done something worthy of that honour and I am very humbled by that. I am very honoured to run a business in Sheffield. Because of what I do, I am very traditional cutlery company, I have an immense gratitude for the craftsmen in the past because they created Made in Sheffield, which is totally unique and we can say we are part of Made in Sheffield and that’s what our customers want. I am receiving the award for exporting but my job is ten times easier because the city I operate in is supportive of the product I make.”
Chris firmly believes in supporting our vision to support the development of children and young people so they have the knowledge, skills, aptitude and opportunities for employment.