FAREWELL TO A SPECIAL LADY...
On Wednesday, 29 March 2017 , at the North West Region’s
AGM held in Bolton, Naleo said farewell to the Region’s Chair and also the
Association’s longest serving National Committee member – Anne Aspinwall.
The meeting was attended by over 30 Members, together
with several National Committee members and guests and tributes to Anne were
paid by the National Chairman, John Miley (who presented Anne with a bouquet
and gift) and also the incoming Regional Chair, John Thompson.
Anne has given almost 27 years service to Naleo and in
that time has been involved in many areas such as the Suzi Lamplugh Trust,
NPHA, NTA and attended the Transport Select Committee when Naleo presented its
‘Taxis into the Next Century’ report.
As well as serving as Honorary Secretary, National Chair
and Head of Training (and other posts too numerous to mention) her lasting
legacy is without doubt the creation and development of Naleo’s Licensing
Awards – the only nationally recognised, externally accredited Licensing Awards in the country.
These Awards have been developed and approved over a
number of years and will remain as a lasting tribute to this remarkably hard
working, talented and far sighted lady who was awarded the Bryan Denby Award on
23 January 2014 for ‘outstanding service to Naleo’.
Anne, we thank you and wish you well in your retirement.