Visit Kent chief executive Sandra Matthews-Marsh has officially been made a Member of The Order of the British Empire (MBE).
Sandra was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014 for services to tourism in Kent. She attended the official investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in February, and was presented with her MBE by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.
She said: “I am so proud to have been awarded this honour; it is such a privilege to work in as dynamic and creative an industry as tourism, and it is a joy to champion the Garden of England. To be recognised by The Queen for doing a job that I adore is incredibly humbling.”
“Tourism is a tremendous industry full of passionate, creative, can-do people who manage to retain their sense of humour and positivity however big the challenges. This honour is a wonderful reflection of the Visit Kent team and partnership, and strong recognition of the importance of tourism.
“My wonderful family has been the backbone of all my achievements, and this honour is for them too.”
For more information about Kent, please visit www.visitkent.co.uk