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SEMLEP Chair wins Lifetime Achievement Award

13 March 2016

SEMLEP Chair Ann Limb has won the Lifetime Achievement Award at this month’s Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards.

Commenting on the award Dr Ann Limb CBE DL said: “This award, which took me by complete surprise, comes in my 30th year of living and working in Milton Keynes - that's half my life!  Mancunian by birth, I love Milton Keynes and am proud to have been involved in so many of the city's achievements.

“I don't intend to hang my boots up yet - there's tons of life left in me and I shall continue to devote my energies to ensuring Milton Keynes and the wider South East Midlands region grows and prospers into the future.”

Messages of congratulation came thick and fast via SEMLEP’s Twitter account.

James Whybrow, assistant principal at Northampton College, tweeted: “Fantastic Ann. Your continued work, dedication and drive inspires us all. Well done and huge congratulations.”

Marian Livingstone, PR consultant for Jeanius Consulting in Milton Keynes, tweeted: “The most deserving winner ever.”

Pam Gosal ‏ Head of Economic Development & Inward Investment for Invest MK, tweeted: “Massive congrats on winning the Lifetime Achievement Award.”

Dr Ann Limb has been Chair of SEMLEP since September 2011. She is a widely recognised champion of Milton Keynes and the wider region and is Chair of Destination Milton Keynes – the city’s tourism service. Ann is also Chair of the biennial MK International Festival and Chair of the MK Major Events Board, which had overall responsibility for delivery in stadium:mk of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, and in which capacity she currently serves as Chair of Milton Keynes bid to be chosen as European Capital of Culture 2023.

In 2015 Ann was elected by The Scouting Association as its first female chair - the first time in its 108-year history and 24 years since it first admitted girls to its ranks that Britain’s Scouts have chosen a woman as leader.

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