TrustMark has announced that its chief executive officer, Simon Ayers, has been awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire Medal (MBE) in the King’s New Year Honours 2024 for his services to consumer protection.
Simon joined TrustMark as CEO in 2014 following a career in the energy and construction industry spanning three decades. According to a statement, he has navigated the organisation through significant change and growth, earning a reputation for vision and passion and establishing TrustMark as the only government-endorsed quality scheme covering work carried out in and around the home.
Simon said: “I am immensely grateful and humbled to have been recognised for this great honour. I would like to pay tribute to the TrustMark team for their tireless commitment to delivering the core aims of TrustMark.
“Having started my career as an apprentice in the gas industry, I have been lucky to build a wide and varied knowledge of the construction and energy sectors which can now be applied to ensure consumers are afforded choice, comfort and protection when having work completed in their homes.”
Chris Pond, chair at TrustMark, added: “I’d like to add my congratulations to Simon. This is one of the most well-deserved honours we will hear about this year. Simon is tireless in driving forward the implementation of measures that will both help to counter the escalating cost of living for households and contribute to progress towards net-zero.
“He is that rare combination of a CEO who is innovative and entrepreneurial while also keeping a firm grip on operational effectiveness. I’m proud to be working with him and his team at TrustMark.”