Knighthood for Paul Ennals

Chief executive of the National Children's Bureau among several sector figures recognised in honours list

Ennals: services to children and young people
Ennals: services to children and young people

Paul Ennals, chief executive of the National Children's Bureau, was awarded a knighthood for services to children and young people in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Ennals, who became the charity's chief executive 11 years ago, said he worked with "an extraordinarily talented set of people". He was previously director of education and employment at the RNIB.

Other voluntary sector figures to be included on the list include Jane Slowey, chief executive of homelessness charity the Foyer Federation, and Gracia McGrath, chief executive of mentoring charity Chance UK, who have both been awarded OBEs.

Helen Donoghue, director of the Charity Tax Group, has also been awarded an OBE for services to charity taxation.

Third Sector columnist Craig Dearden-Phillips, chief executive of advocacy charity Speaking Up, has been awarded an MBE for services to social enterprise.

Colin Osborne, founder of male cancer charity Orchid, has been awarded an MBE.

Community voluntary and local services represented 43 per cent of the awards made this year. The full honours list is available at

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