A non-executive director at the UK’s second largest building society has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours.
Alison Hutchinson, who sits on the Board of Yorkshire Building Society, has been recognised for Services to the Economy and Charities.
As well as her role with the Yorkshire, Alison is the CEO of leading fintech charity Pennies, which has helped debit and credit card users donate £6.5m to charity through rounding-up transaction amounts.
Alison, who has been with the Society since February 2015, said: “I am proud and over-awed to be named in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours alongside such respected individuals, all of who have made significant contributions to their fields.
“For me, this Honour is as much about Pennies – and the hard work of the whole team in unlocking so much money for UK charities through technology, retail and customers’ generosity.”
Chris Pilling, chief executive of Yorkshire Building Society, said: “We’re delighted Alison has been recognised for her commitment to the economy and charities.
“She is incredibly passionate about making a difference which is very much aligned to the Yorkshire’s commitment to support the communities where our colleagues and members live and work.
“With individuals like Alison representing the Society’s Board and the enthusiasm of our colleagues to support causes close to their hearts, we’re determined to leave a lasting legacy in communities across the UK.”
Earlier this year Yorkshire Building Society was named Business of the Year at the Third Sector Business Charity Awards 2016, which recognises the outstanding contribution UK businesses make to good causes.