Simon Lee from Monmouthshire receives MBE in 2022 New Year’s Honours List

Civil Service Sports Council Group Chief Executive Simon Lee from Monmouthshire has been named as a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2022 New Year’s Honours list. Development Executive Hedley Featherstone, was also named on this year’s list, which recognises individuals who have provided long-term, significant services to their communities.

Simon Lee has led CSSC since 2012 and has transformed the organisation, which supports over 140,000 civil servants across the UK to lead healthier lives, delivering consistent membership growth every year. It is under Simon’s leadership that CSSC began offering members free access to English Heritage sites, as well as pioneering their market leading discounts platform which includes 3,000 ways to save. In 2019, Simon signed the Armed Forces Covenant to reinforce the relationship enjoyed between CSSC and the Services since 1922. Simon has been recognised for services to sport and wellbeing.

Simon Lee, CSSC Group Chief Executive said: “When I joined CSSC just under 10 years ago, I joined an organisation that was bursting at the seams with potential, with an incredibly dedicated team of staff who were committed to improving the lives of our civil servants and public sector employees and their families. This award recognises the dedication and passion that our staff and volunteers have shown, day in, day out, over many years, in providing vital wellbeing support and services to our members all over the UK. Their work has never been more important than it is today.”

Part funded by the Cabinet Office and specifically designed for civil servants and public sector workers, CSSC is an exclusive not-for-profit membership organisation inspiring over 140,000 members to explore new ways to be active and healthy. On 4 November 2021, CSSC turned 100 years old. Throughout 2021, the organisation has been marking its centenary year with a series of special events nationally and locally, including a reception at Kensington Palace in September, hosted by CSSC’s Royal Patron, HRH The Duchess of Gloucester, in the presence of key volunteers and members as well as the publication of a special edition book documenting CSSC’s first 100 years.

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