Steve MorganBIG-HEARTED businessman Steve Morgan has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for philanthropic services through the Morgan Foundation.

Steve, 63, launched the Morgan Foundation in the North West in 2001, which has since committed more than £32 million to charities and community groups.

“I’m delighted to receive the CBE,” said Steve, chairman of Redrow Homes and owner of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.

“I’m also proud of the recognition that it gives The Morgan Foundation for the work that it does.

“Since 2001 when I founded it, over £32m has been committed and donated to good causes, making a real difference to the lives of those suffering from disability or disadvantage in our region.”

All Together NOW! editor Tom Dowling said: “We are all really pleased for Steve and the team at The Morgan Foundation.

“This honour goes some way to recognising the huge difference he and the Foundation are making to disadvantaged communities across the region.

“In addition to the generous funding, Steve takes a personal interest in lots of the projects – ours included! His help has been invaluable.

“Steve and his team stepped in to help us ten years ago ­– and they have just extended their support for another three years, making All Together NOW! the Foundation’s longest supported charity.”

The Morgan Foundation’s work, originally covering Merseyside, Cheshire, north Shropshire, Staffordshire and North Wales, was extended to cover the Midlands area after Steve bought Wolverhampton Wanderers FC in 2007.

Wolves Aid, the football club’s charity which is supported by The Morgan Foundation, has also handed out more than £1 million.

Steve was awarded the OBE in 1992 for Services to the Construction Industry.