BIG-HEARTED businessman Steve Morgan and his wife, Sally, were among some very special guests at Buckingham Palace . . .
Steve was receiving a CBE for philanthropic services through his charity, The Morgan Foundation.
Since its launch in 2001, the Morgan Foundation has committed more than £35 million to charities and community groups.
“I’m delighted to receive the CBE,” said Steve, 63, who is also founder and chairman of Redrow Homes.
“I’m also proud of the recognition that it gives The Morgan Foundation for the work that it does, 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 has also been awarded honorary degree of Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from the University of Chester in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the building industry and, in particular his creation of The Morgan Foundation.
Receiving the honour, Steve said: “I have always loved the city of Chester. It has been an integral part of the success of Redrow, where we have built many hundreds of houses over the years.
“The University of Chester is of such major importance to the city, that to be recognised by the university is a great personal honour for me.”
Steve was awarded the OBE in 1992 for Services to the Construction Industry.