Our CEO UK & International, Martin Jones MBE, had a royal appointment to remember last month when he attended his investiture with HRH The Princess Royal to collect his Member of the British Empire Award (MBE) at Windsor Castle.
Martin was made an MBE in this year’s New Year Honours for service to older people.
Speaking about what was a very special day for Martin and his family, he said, “It was a real honour to collect my award from The Princess Royal and wonderful to be able to share the day with my wife, Deborah and sons Ethan and Matthew.
“Prior to joining Home Instead in 2011 my experience of the social care sector was as a family member when we needed to find care for my father.
“Through that experience I came to understand how having the right care can have a really positive impact on the client and their family too. It was this experience that led me to Home Instead in 2011 and it’s been my absolute pleasure to work and connect with so many people who want to make a difference to people’s lives.
“The home care sector is evolving rapidly as we innovate to meet the needs of a rapidly ageing population. It’s a privilege to be recognised for the work I do.
“My thanks go to the many people that I work alongside who do some much to shape the care sector and who share my desire to making the world a better place to age well in.”
Martin is Chair of the Homecare Association; Chair of The Care Workers’ Charity; member of the Age UK Board. He is also Chair of Home Instead Charities UK, part of Home Instead’s charitable endeavours.