Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Four Manxmen recognised in New Year's Honours list

Norman Rivers
Image caption Norman Rivers has been coordinator and chair of Isle of Man Friends of Chernobyl's Children since 1999

Four Isle of Man residents have been recognised in the New Year Honours.

Andrew Corlett has been appointed OBE for services to the Manx economy while Stephen Bradley and Charles Fargher have been appointed MBE.

Norman Rivers from Douglas was awarded the British Empire Medal for services to charity.

Mr Rivers, Chairman of the Isle of Man's branch of Friends of Chernobyl's Children, said: "I was stunned when I found out I was on the list."

'Chatty man'

The Douglas man added: "I've known for two months now and I've been dying to tell all my friends. It's been quite hard because I'm a very chatty man.

"I see this award as an award for the charity - it is also recognition for my wife who has always supported me in all I do".

The Manx government described Mr Corlett as a man whose "advocacy, innovation and leadership has had an exceptional impact on the island's international reputation".

A Manx government spokesman said Mr Bradley had been "tireless in his efforts to create new opportunities for the Isle of Man's local businesses".

Chartered Accountant Mr Fargher has been a magistrate on the island for more than 18 years and is a founder of the Manx Agriculture Benevolent Trust.

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