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Lucy Brazier awarded OBE for services to Office Professionals

Lucy Brazier, CEO Marcham Publishing, publishers of Executive Support Magazine was among those named on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021.

Lucy Brazier awarded OBE for services to Office Professionals
Lucy Brazier: “I would like to dedicate the award to the recognition of our community of administrative professionals.”

Lucy has been awarded an OBE for services to Office Professionals.

Lucy is known globally for her years of leadership and dedication to the development of administrative professionals and to changing the face of the profession. Her passion, she says, is for the Assistant role to be recognised as a career and not just a job.

She has spent much of the last 10 years training and running events for assistants around the world, campaigning for a clear global framework for career progression and educating executives on how best to use their executive support functions.

Responding, Lucy said: “I am overwhelmed that what started out 10 years ago as a small publishing business, begun after a nervous breakdown and run from my kitchen table, has become a global movement for a sector which is made up of 98% women and makes up a fifth of the world's working population. It’s an amazing honour to receive recognition for my contribution and I hope that it will help to raise awareness of the underutilisation of the largest sector in the world for working women. I would like to dedicate the award to the recognition of our community of administrative professionals from across the globe, whose passion and commitment to their profession underpins everything their stakeholders and businesses do.”

“Especially during the pandemic, it has never been so important for business leaders to have their time freed up in order for them to get on with the job in hand; creating the landscape for the new world of work. A well-trained executive support professional does just that and their contribution to business can't be underestimated.”

Brazier says that her vision for her business has always been about delivering the best training available to all four corners of the world.

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