Following the success of her recent British Empire Medal, Tricia Campbell spoke with Liz MaCleod on Live at Three in a Radio Horton exclusive about her career at Banbury Town Council over the last 23 years and some of her career highlights and family life.
“I started working in September of 1992. When I was first employed, it was a real part-time job. 9 hours a week, because in those days all I did was organise the inauguration of the Town Mayor, a Civic Dinner and then general correspondence, all the things that the Mayor got invited to” – Tricia Campbell
When asked about one of her highlights, Tricia told Radio Horton:
“That’s the beauty of this job, every year has been so different. I had no intention of staying in this job for 23 years, but that means I’ve had 23 bosses! We can be doing similar things every year, but with a new boss with different slants on everything and different ideas, that makes it so interesting. The highlight probably was when the Queen came to visit in 2008 when Ann Bonner was just the perfect Mayor at the time, I was so pleased to work with her.”
Talking about her British Empire Medal, in which she was listed in Her Majesty’s New Years Honours list of 2016, for her services to local Government, Tricia continued: “My Husband will come with me [to the awards presentation]. We go to a Garden party at the Palace, but the award is done locally through the Lord Lieutenant, presumably in Oxford.”
Radio Horton sends its congratulations to Tricia and wish her all the best for her future endeavours.
You can catch the full interview with Tricia below.
- Leslie Underdown, of Cropredy, awarded BEM for services to the community
- Prof. Viv Bennett, of Oxfordshire – Chief Nurse of Public Health England, awarded CBE status for services to Nursing
- Mr. Keith Malcolm Willett, of Oxfordshire – BEM – National Director for Acute Care, NHS England and Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, University of Oxford, for services to the NHS
- Ms Grace Jackson, of Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, Oxfordshire – Sierra Leone Programme Manager, Department for International Development. BEM – For services to the Ebola Crisis Response in West Africa
- Mr. John Hutchinson, of Abingdon – BEM For services to People with Learning Disabilities
- Mrs. Suzanne Jane Dando-Reynolds, of Chipping Norton. BEM – For services to charity
- Mrs. Glenys Jean Stacey & Mrs. Kyle of Horley, Oxfordshire. Chief Regulator and Chief Executive, Ofqual (Office for Qualifications and Examinations Regulation). BEM – For services to Education.
The full list of honours can be found on the Gov.uk website.