Islay Auty FBHS was awarded a BEF medal of honour at Olympia. After receiving the medal she said: “The honour of being nominated for [a BEF medal of honour] by the BD board and it being endorsed by the BEF, I have found quite overwhelming and I thank everyone who made the award happen. I do what I do because it is my passion and has been all my life, I love every minute of it and to be recognised for that extra effort is amazing. This evening I found myself in a line up for awards which included Olympians Fiona Bigwood and Spencer Wilton and the wonderful Alan Davies (‘Blueberry’s’ groom). To share an award with our iconic Olympians was such a privilege. So with my greatest supporter husband David looking on I enjoyed every minute of a memorable evening.”
The F & I Association congratulate Islay on her thoroughly well deserved award.