THE chief operating officer at the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation, Colin Brew, has been honoured with an award from the High Sheriff of Cheshire.

At an event held at the University of Chester to host the High Sheriff of Cheshire Awards for Enterprise, Colin received the special recognition award for outstanding contribution to the economy of Cheshire and the business community.

The awards for enterprise are given in recognition of exceptional business performance in the Cheshire region.

Colin was selected for his award following his eight-year tenure as the CEO of the West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce from 2010 to 2018, and it was presented by David Briggs, Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire.

The award was made in recognition of the part Colin played in bringing public and private sectors together for the benefit of the regions’ economy.

Mr Brew said: “I rarely crave recognition, as I know how much of my success is down to the support and hard work of others.

"So, when it comes my way, I am filled with an immense amount of pride in all those good people who have been part of my journey.”

Peace Foundation CEO, Nick Taylor said: “This is an amazing award and fitting recognition of what Colin achieved for the economy and business sector in Cheshire.

"We are very fortunate to have him leading the operations at the Peace Foundation. He has been very humble and modest in this and dedicated his award to all of his team and people who supported him, but this is recognition of Colin and he deserves our congratulations.”