Beyond Radio picks up Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Beyond Radio has taken delivery of its Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service from The Rt Hon the Lord Shuttleworth, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire, at a ceremony in Preston.

Steve Normyle, managing director of Beyond Radio, who spoke at the ceremony attended by six other deserving and inspirational recipients of the award from across Lancashire said: “We are honoured to have been awarded what we consider to be the pinnacle of recognition for the hard work of our incredible team.

“2021, despite the challenges that have affected every member of our local community, and many different ways, continues to be a year of real success and recognition for the station and our dedicated team of volunteers. I’m not sure much can really match the incredible sense of pride this award has given the whole team.

“We’re hoping to have more great news to share in the coming months that will further help us to provide our district with a service that continues to keep them informed, entertained and engaged on the things that matter most to them.

“Our team of volunteers is the beating heart of what it means to be a truly local radio station, and this recognition is truly wonderful.

Beyond Radio is one of 241 charities, social enterprises, and voluntary groups to receive the prestigious award this year.

Nevis Community Radio and Black Country Radio are also named in the list this year.

Photo: Beyond Radio Team from left to right – Nathan Hill (commercial director), Steven Normyle (managing director) and Luke Edmondson (station volunteer)