The Contact Company CEO Awarded MBE
CEO of The Contact Company and UK business leader, Asif Hamid, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, for services to business.
The Queen’s Birthday Honours lists recognise the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people from across the UK. The prestigious honour dates back to 1860 when Queen Victoria presented the first Birthday Honours list.
As a catalyst for business growth and economic regeneration, Asif is well-known for his passion and enthusiasm to drive business success and ambition throughout the North West region.
Throughout the past 30 years, the entrepreneur has nurtured UK business success in numerous ways. Most notably, starting The Contact Company, which provides jobs to 1,100+ local people and has brought business back to the UK from offshore; Chairing both the Liverpool LEP and Wirral Chamber of Commerce, championing the causes of local SMEs; and, most recently, joining the Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor’s team as lead on ‘Business and Brexit’.
This proven track record in the business arena opens many doors when discussing inward investment for the region; and Asif’s enthusiasm, and entrepreneurial spirit, has attracted local, national and international investors.
Finding out about his award, Asif said: “I am truly honoured to receive this award. Looking back at the boy growing up in a two-up, two-down in Lancashire, I could never have imagined where I would be today – it’s a dream come true. I’m so proud to have had the opportunity to create success and opportunities for myself and others throughout my career. My success has only been possible because of the support of my family, friends and colleagues.”