Welwyn Hatfield man honoured for business and charity work alike

PUBLISHED: 10:51 19 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:51 19 June 2017

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Richard "Jerry" Golland on holiday in Jaipur, India,

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A Welwyn Hatfield lawyer has been honoured by the Queen for his work running charities and as a business advocate.

Richard “Jerry” Golland, 72, of Bell Lane, Bell Bar, has been given the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

He told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “I am surprised, but tickled pink, It is nice to know that people notice, especially as it is local people who have nominated me.”

He has served with The Prince’s Trust, distributing business grants to disadvantaged young people in Hertfordshire, and also the Sylvia Adams Trust, which holds about £5 million left by a Potters Bar antique dealer who died in 1998.

The trust supports parents of children of toddler age, and fights the health dangers of intermarriage in close-knit societies by funding research and spreading awareness.

Mr Golland, who specialised in mergers and acquisitions in his law career, has also held several senior positions with the Institute of Directors, and has lived in Bell Bar since 1974.

He added: “I can never move away, as my golf course is at the back of the garden.”

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