We were delighted to see two of Downing Street’s cleaners on the honours list this year. Madeleine Josephine Hennell and Henrietta Shorter both received British Empire Medals (BEMs). During their time at number 10, they’ve cleaned the offices of 5 different Prime Ministers including Margaret Thatcher.
Three quarters of people on the 2014 list have been honoured for their work in the community. Keith Wright, a street cleaner from Pontypool, Wales was also honoured for 35 years loyal service.
We’d like to say a big congratulations to Madeleine, Henrietta and Keith – an inspiration for cleaners everywhere. It’s heart-warming to see such reward and recognition for those of us who work behind the scenes.back to news