Posted: 14 June 2021
Skills for Care CEO Oonagh Smyth said:
Everybody at Skills for Care is delighted that Andy has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List and we’re sure everyone he has worked with throughout his career will welcome this well-deserved award.
This award recognised his outstanding contribution to developing the skills and knowledge of the adult social workforce and as Andy is keen is point out it’s also a recognition of the support he has received from colleagues since he first qualified as a social worker.
Andy did a fantastic job as our acting CEO for a year during a time of great change for our sector, but more that his award acknowledges the outstanding work done by well trained and motivated care workers in our communities, particularly over the last year.