Ian Moore, the CEO of the FIA, has the pleasure in announcing that Dr. Carl Hunter, CEO of one of our stalwart member companies Coltraco, has been awarded an OBE for Services to Business and International Trade. I know that Carl has worked tirelessly and selflessly for many years in this arena and the awarding of an OBE is just reward for his efforts. Carl and I have worked in a number of areas of International trade over the last few years and I have seen first hand the commitment he has to the common good. Here is a statement from Carl following the notification of the award.
I am honoured to be awarded an OBE by Her Majesty The Queen which was announced in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List on Saturday for Services to Business and International Trade. Since 2017 I have had the privilege to see some very fine, and largely unreported, work in our government and Parliament and have met extraordinary and dedicated Ministers, Parliamentarians, Civil Servants and business leaders. Public service is about the common good and the elevation of the condition of the people at home and overseas. As a former soldier and businessman I believe "national service" is done for the country as much in the private as the public sectors, that the partnership between government and business in a shared national endeavour is therefore an essential one, and see UK exporting and investment as a key component to global stability and national prosperity and that the link between both is a national interest that serves global security. I believe my role in the company is to create a happy and dynamic environment for all the members of it so as to create a profitable and sustainable company. We are a high exporting manufacturer to 110 countries. I am proud of the company, for the wonderful and professional human beings they are and it is a credit to them that we won the Queen’s Award for International Trade last month.
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Hunter (and the team he represents at Coltraco Ultrasonics) in receiving this great honour.
Ian Moore ( CEO of Fire Industry Association)
29 October 2018