A LONG-SERVING member of Morpeth’s business group has been honoured with a key role.
Les English is now in his 51st year as a member of Morpeth and District Chamber of Trade, and for the last 17 years he has worked tirelessly in organising the town’s commercial entry for both Northumbria In Bloom and Britain In Bloom competitions.
In recognition of his dedication, the chamber has now appointed Mr English Honorary President for the year.
He said: “It was a great honour to be asked to do that. It really came out of the blue. It comes at a time when I’m trying to cut down the things I do, but it’s such an honour and I will do whatever I need to do in the role for the next year.”