Honours for business guru and charity chief

Two women, one who helps child amputees and another who backs new entrepreneurs, have been recognised in the New Year Honours.

Sarah Hope, who hails from Market Drayton and has been awarded an MBE for her work for amputee children
Sarah Hope, who hails from Market Drayton and has been awarded an MBE for her work for amputee children

Sarah Hope, from Market Drayton, has been given an MBE. In 2007, she was involved an horrific bus accident that clamed the life of her mother, Elizabeth, and also led to her then two-year-old daughter, Pollyanna, having her right leg amputated.

Sarah and her twin sister, Victoria, launched the charity Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope in memory of their “selfless, kind” mother and to help other amputee children around the world enjoy quality care and prosthetic limbs.

Today Sarah, 48, also does a lot of work with Transport for London, and the department’s incident support telephone service is named the Sarah Hope Line.

Newport-born businesswoman Emma Jones was also given a CBE for her work.

Newport-born Emma Jones, who was awarded a CBE. Photo: Nisha Haq

Emma, also 48, was brought up by a mother who ran several independent restaurants in the town.

After completing a Law and Japanese degree at Cardiff University, Emma

joined international accounting firm Arthur Andersen and set up the firm’s inward investment practice, which attracted overseas companies to locate in the UK.

In 2000, bitten by the dot.com bug, she started her first business, Techlocate, followed by Enterprise Nation in 2006.

Emma became a co-founder of national enterprise campaign StartUp Britain, which she ran 2011 to 2014. She was a trade ambassador under David Cameron.

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