Ian May, AGSM member, honoured with BEM

Ian May, member of the Association of Gas Safety Managers (AGSM) has been rewarded for “services to Higher Education and the community in Reading” and presented with a British Empire Medal (BEM) during the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Ian has been a member of the AGSM since 2012 and has worked tirelessly as Head of Building Maintenance at Reading University for the last 26 years.

Outside of work, Ian is a highly respected member of the local community.  He has volunteered for the Scouts for over 30 years, and has been in place as School Governor and Trustee at Maiden Erlegh School for over 20 years.

Ian commented, “I am very proud to have received this award in the Queen’s Birthday honours list especially during Her Majesty’s 90th year. It is great to know that my contributions to the life of the University of Reading are recognised and valued by my colleagues. Equally I am pleased that my voluntary work in supporting the Reading community is also recognised as part of this award, both in my school governor and Scouting roles. In both my work and volunteering roles I have always had the support of colleagues, associates, friends and family which has always been appreciated.”

Claire Heyes, CEO CORGI & AGSM, commented, “We were delighted to hear Ian’s fantastic news ‘What an outstanding personal achievement’.  Ian is a dedicated member of the AGSM, currently studying for his CORGI Level 4 VRQ in Gas Safety Management in Facilities Management and regularly attends the AGSM Annual Conference. We would like to wish Ian our warmest congratulations at such an exciting time.”


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