Hope's co-founder and Managing Director, Ian Weatherill, has been recognised for his services to business, innovation and the community in Lancashire in the latest Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Every year, the Queen of England awards honours that recognise the outstanding achievements of people across the United Kingdom. Ian's MBE is one of 391 awarded for the Queen's 93rd birthday.
Ian told Pendle Today
: “I’m thrilled to be receiving this honour in recognition of maintaining Hopes UK manufacturing, especially in an industry so dominated by imports.”
Hope was first founded 30 years ago by Ian and his late co-founder Simon Sharp. Hope has grown to employ 160 people in Barnoldswick with most of them living in the local area. Ian has also been a driving force behind Hope Tech women, the Hope Academy children's bike scheme and Hope's recent move into carbon manufacturing.