Royal honour for Horsham businessman

A Horsham businessman who has helped to boost world trade has received a royal honour for his efforts.

Wednesday, 14th March 2018, 5:18 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 2:07 am
William Ward with his OBE following an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire

William Ward, chief executive and co-founder of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, was formally presented with the OBE by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace last week.

The award - for services to the economy - was first announced in the Queen’s New Year Honours. It recognises William’s work as an ambassador for Britain.

William co-founded the Clipper Race with round-the-world sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston in 1995.

Businessman William Ward, chief executive of the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, receives the OBE from Prince Charles SUS-180314-122102001