Our Chair, James Bisset has been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2019!


Youth Fed are proud to announce that our Chair has been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2019, commending his outstanding service to the community and people of Cheshire and Merseyside.

James Bisset has been awarded an MBE for his outstanding leadership that has made a significant difference to the lives of countless members of our society, for nearly a quarter of a century.

In 1993, Mr Bisset became Chairman for The Mersey Regional Ambulance Service Trust and has since transformed a number of charities and businesses such as The David Lewis Centre for Epilepsy, The National Ambulance Service Association, Macclesfield and Vale Royal Groundwork Trust. He is also currently the Chair of ECHC in Macclesfield, who provide care and housing for people with profound mental health issues.

At Youth Fed, Mr Bisset has launched major initiatives to create relationships with funders that support mentoring opportunities, work and volunteering placements.

With the help of Mr Bisset, we have increased the number young people benefitting from their work year on year. Our charity now support more than five times the beneficiaries that they did in 2013 which equates to over 7,000 young people directly and over 50,000 through their network of member organisations.

James Bisset commented: “It is an honour to receive an MBE and to be recognised for my work on a national level.

“I look forward to continuing to build strong relationships with both senior leaders and funders to help drive businesses and charities forward. This honour I share with the dedicated colleagues I have had the pleasure of working with.”

Chief Executive at Youth Fed, Chris Hindley added: “Congratulations to James for his greatly deserved MBE.

“James’ determination to improve and adapt the charity’s offer whilst taking in account the changing external environment is part of the reason for Youth Fed’s growth year on year.

“We would like to thank James as well as our other Trustees, Funders and staff for their continual support and commitment to the incredible work that we do.”