Co-founder of DWF awarded OBE in New Year Honours List 2015

Jim Davies

Jim Davies, co-founder of national law firm DWF, has been awarded an OBE and recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2015 for his services to charity and the community in Merseyside.

Jim is a Deputy Lieutenant of Merseyside and an Honorary Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University.

For many years, he has been actively involved in certain charities and public bodies on Merseyside including co-founder Trustee of Merseyside Bone Marrow Transplant Trust; Board member, Trustee and subsequent Chair of Trustees of Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital; former Council member of Tate Liverpool and former Chair of its Development Committee; and a current Patron and currently Trustee and acting Chair of Liverpool Cathedral Foundation Trustees.

Commenting on the OBE, Jim said: “It has come as a wonderful surprise and is a real privilege. I share this award with the many incredibly dedicated and talented people with whom I have been so lucky to work with over the years who work tirelessly for some fantastic causes supported by the generosity of the people of Merseyside.”

Andrew Leaitherland, Managing Partner and CEO at DWF, added: “This is a well-deserved honour and a fantastic achievement, not only has Jim played an active role in shaping our business, but his charitable work has helped many in Liverpool and the wider North West region.”

The honours system recognises individuals who have committed themselves to serving and helping Britain. A total of 1,164 people have been recognised in the New Year Honours List 2015, with 74% of people being commended for outstanding charitable and voluntary work in their communities.

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