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Managing partner recognised for work in the county

18 September 2013

Our managing partner has been chosen to be a deputy lieutenant of Gloucestershire.

This role is an honorary and voluntary position which will require Margaret Austen, and three other newly appointed deputies, to assist Dame Janet Trotter, Gloucestershire’s lord-lieutenant, with her duties. These include responsibility for the arrangements for all royal visits, presenting medals and awards, and advising on submissions for honours nominations and on matters concerning the Crown.

Margaret has made a significant contribution to Gloucestershire since moving to Cheltenham in 1982. Over the years she has been president of Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce and a governor of Gloucestershire College. She is a trustee of Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum Development Trust and the Friends of Gloucester Cathedral, Honorary Company Secretary and Solicitor to Cheltenham Festivals and Honorary Solicitor to the Holst Museum.

Lord-Lieutenant, Dame Janet Trotter said:

“I am delighted to announce new deputies to assist in the work of the lieutenancy. Their role is important to Gloucestershire life and their varied backgrounds will enable us to have deep roots in the county and to continue to serve it effectively in future.” 

Margaret Austen commenting on her appointment, said:

“Such appointments always come as a delightful surprise. I am honoured to be chosen and I hope that the appointment of the new deputy lieutenants will broaden the range of experience in the lieutenancy and the depth of its connections in the community.

“I should like to continue to promote the importance of the arts, culture and heritage within Gloucestershire. I think they make an important contribution to the quality of life in the county and are a vital resource in the development of education and learning for everyone, as well as providing an important economic contribution to the county.”

For more information please visit Gloucestershire County Council’s website.

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