LEADING businesswoman Dr Ann Limb hosted a special reception just hours after receiving her OBE from the Princess Royal.
In a speech at the UCMK on Wednesday Dr Limb dedicated her honour, received for her work in public service and education, to everyone who works and lives in Milton Keynes.
Dr Limb told an audience of about 100 friends, colleagues and associates that they had ‘metaphorically received the OBE, too’.
The newly installed chairman of South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership said: “Take it into your life.”
Dr Limb had taken the 7.14am Virgin train from Milton Keynes Central to London for the investiture ceremony. When it was her turn to receive her honour, Dr Limb, who came to Milton Keynes from Manchester’s Moss Side 25 years ago, chatted to the Princess Royal.
“She congratulated me for my public service and had heard that I do a lot of networking,” said the former Milton Keynes College Principal.
“She also recognised that I have done a lot for women.” The Princess Royal joked: “I started at the top and it’s been downhill ever since!”