22 October, 2015
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Mark Mitchell DL

We are proud and delighted to announce today that Mark Mitchell, our Group Managing Director, has been appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Cheshire under David Briggs, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire.

Deputy Lieutenants are nominated by the Lord Lieutenant to assist with any duties asked of them in relation to the county’s Lieutenancy work. The commission of appointment is made by the appropriate Government Minister by command of Her Majesty The Queen.

The aims of the Lieutenancy are to provide a focus for county identity, unity and pride, give a sense of stability, recognise achievements, success and excellence and promote service to others.

Duties of the Lieutenancy include greeting and accompanying the Royal Family and Heads of State during official visits to the County, the presentation of honours and awards on behalf of the Crown and participation in Citizenship ceremonies.

DLs advise on events which potentially warrant a Royal visit, on how local people can propose others for honours and on anniversaries warranting a personal message from Her Majesty The Queen. Advice is also given about how community and charitable organisations may gain recognition in The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Scheme.

As his colleagues, we wish Mark well in his exciting new role and look forward to hearing more in the weeks and months ahead.