A Bradford man who works for the train operator Northern has been awarded a British Empire Medal in King Charles’ New Year’s Honours List in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the local community.
Richard Isaac works as a regional community and sustainability manager for Northern in Leeds and spearheads the organisation’s work with schools, community groups and station adoption schemes across Yorkshire.
He has been a passionate advocate for how trains can connect communities with employment and education opportunities as well as working to tackle social isolation and crime via the National Citizen Service (NCS).
Richard said: “It is a great honour to be included in King Charles’ New Year Honours list. Although I have received this award, I feel it is a reflection of everyone at Northern’s commitment to communities across the north.
“I would like to thank the Northern leadership team and our fantastic staff volunteers from across the business. Without such an amazing team behind me my work would not be possible.”
Tricia Williams, chief operating officer at Northern said: “This is amazing news and everyone at Northern is so very proud of Richard.
“He is a brilliant part of the team here at Northern and throughout his career he has made a huge difference to the communities we serve.”
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