The founder of Recycling Lives has been appointed as a royal representative in Lancashire.
CEO Steve Jackson is now a Deputy Lieutenant – a ceremonial civic role appointed by command of the Queen – recognised for his commitment to communities and sustainable business practices.
The royal appointment will see Mr Jackson support the Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, Charles Shuttleworth – who is patron of the Recycling Lives charity – in his duties, at appointments and activities including visits to the county by the monarchy.
Steve Jackson OBE DL said:
“I’m naturally very proud to have been considered for the role and I hope that I can live up to the Lord Lieutenant’s expectations.
“Lancashire is a wonderful place to live and work, where a real sense of community thrives.
“I hope I’m able to use the role to encourage business owners and entrepreneurs to incorporate a social impact into their businesses and to support those most vulnerable within our communities.”
The entrepreneur has made an indelible impression since launching the Recycling Lives organisation, seeing him presented with an OBE in 2013 for his services to employment and the community in Lancashire.
Recycling Lives has been awarded two Queen’s Awards for its commitment to enterprise in sustainable development.