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John Marren named as Deputy Lieutenant for South Yorkshire


21/09/2017


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We are proud to announce that our Founder and Chairman, John Marren, has been appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of South Yorkshire.

John Marren named as Deputy Lieutenant for South Yorkshire

We are proud to announce that our Founder and Chairman, John Marren, has been appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of South Yorkshire.

The voluntary role of a Deputy Lieutenant involves supporting and deputising for Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, Andrew Coombe. Duties may include attending Royal visits to the county, representing the Lieutenancy at ceremonial events such as Remembrance Day and citizenship ceremonies and any other duties that the Lord-Lieutenant may ask to be undertaken on his behalf. Appointment to this position is by the Lord-Lieutenant, subject only to The Queen not disapproving of the granting of their commission.

Deputy Lieutenants are entitled to use the post nominal letter DL and are commissioned for finite periods – usually up until their 75th birthday. John will undertake his duties alongside his Chairmanship of Company Shop and Community Shop.

 

HM Lord-Lieutenant, Andrew Coombe said:

“I am delighted to have been able to select such a diverse group of people to become Deputy Lieutenants. In the past 2 years, the Lieutenancy has worked hard to extend its reach and is now involved throughout the county in an ever-expanding range of representative activities ranging from school and community groups to the recent commemorations concerning The First World War.

These people are already outstanding servants of South Yorkshire. In their different fields they have contributed to making life better for the rest of us and, as Deputy Lieutenants, will continue to do so.”

John Marren, Deputy Lieutenant and Founder and Chairman of Company Shop and Community Shop added:

'I am honoured and humbled to accept the Lord-Lieutenant's invitation to serve as a Deputy Lieutenant for South Yorkshire. I am incredibly proud of my Yorkshire heritage and have always sought ways to give back to the local community as I have built the business. I look forward to representing the Lieutenancy and flying the flag for our wonderful County."