Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 3 January 2022
A HINCKLEY BUSINESSWOMAN has been recognised and honoured on this year’s New Years Honours list – and will now receive a British Empire Medal (BEM).
Rosemary Wells Wright – a leading international shoe designer from Hinckley – has helped to create many ‘great’ patents for a number of famous brands.
She is to receive the award as she has been recognised for her work with local people, groups, and businesses across the town itself and the county of Leicestershire.
Ms. Wells Wright has served the community in many different roles, such as serving as a Borough Councillor, a Trustee of John Cleveland College Foundation Trust, and most recently serving as the President of Hinckley’s Leicester Road Football Club.
Hinckley BID (Business Improvement District) have stressed to the Hinckley Free Press that she will remain as Vice-Chair of the Hinckley Town Centre District Partnership.
“A wonderful surprise to receive the honour”
“It is a wonderful surprise to be nominated for an honour, let alone to receive one”, Rosemary Wells Wright stated, upon hearing that she had made the Honours List.
She further added: “I am involved with several organisations which I believe are vital to the structure of a community and to the wellbeing of society.
“I have been privileged to have been given a great deal in life and I believe it important to repay some of that privilege.
“I am passionate about business organisations which can affect the success – not only of business – but the lives of residents, and the economic wellbeing of an area.
“My other great passion is for our future, which in my opinion, is our young people, who need interests, sports and encouragement – the organisations that I am involved with offer precisely that”.
Bosworth MP issues words of congratulations
Member of Parliament for Bosworth, Dr Luke Evans (Con), said: “I am thrilled to hear that Rosemary Wright has been awarded a BEM.
“Rosemary is quite literally the definition of a stalwart of Hinckley and the surrounding area and her drive, passion and dedication for our community is unsurpassed.
“It is fantastic to see her recognised nationally for all of her hard work. My sincere congratulations!”
Bid Director ‘delighted’ Wright remains as Vice Chair
Steve Wegerif, Director of Hinckley BID, said: “I have known and admired Rosemary for many years.
“Her undoubted skills and resolve to make things happen have been of huge benefit to many people and also to many businesses – and the award of a BEM in the New Year’s Honours List is recognition at the highest level.
“We are delighted that she remains a Vice-Chair of Hinckley BID”.