Scheme Director John Powell receives prestigious award for his years of voluntary work in the community
Met-Track Scheme Director, John Powell, has been included in the annual London Borough of Bromley Mayor's Honours Awards for his wide-ranging voluntary work, including his role in this project.
Having been notified of the honour last month, he attended a ceremony at the Bromley Civic Centre on Thursday 15th March, and was presented with the honour by Mayor Councillor Kathy Bance MBE.
"It was a real privilege to be included in the 2018 borough honours," said John, "and whilst it's nice tone recognised, none of the work I do is with a view to personal gain. I get a huge amount of satisfaction out of the work I do for Met-Track as well as the other roles I fulfil in and around Bromley, and that is my raison d'être in terms of why I do what I do."
John is no stranger to honours though, having been awarded the MBE by the Queen in the Birthday Honours list in 2013. He founded the Met-Track project in 2005 while still serving as Superintendent in the Metropolitan Police in Bexley. The scheme has thrived eve6r since and expanded all over London, touching the lives of literally thousands of young Londoners.