Neil Cunliffe awarded OBE for services to road safety
Neil Cunliffe, Lancashire’s road safety group manager, has been awarded an OBE in recognition for his services to road safety.
The OBE is Neil’s second prestigious award in the past few weeks - in December 2009 he received a Prince Michael of Kent Road Safety Award.
Neil said: “It was an honour to receive the first award from Prince Michael of Kent but to receive an OBE as well is just unbelievable.
“I have been incredibly fortunate to work with probably one of the best teams in the country who are dedicated to saving lives.
“The UK has some of the best road safety specialists in the world and again I have been privileged to work with many of these people.
"I have to thank Lancashire County Council who have always enabled me to deliver innovative and new concepts."
Neil started working for Lancashire County Council in 1972. During this time he became qualified and then lectured at Manchester Metropolitan University on local government studies, sat on a number of local, national and international working groups and currently chairs the national strategic development board for referral courses.
During Neil’s time Lancashire’s road safety group has won six international awards for various projects and courses.
Councillor Janice Hanson, a former cabinet member with responsibility for road safety, said: “Neil has worked tirelessly for almost 40 years to make Lancashire’s roads safer and he thoroughly deserves his OBE.”
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