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Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce chief executive Briege Leahy receives award from High Sheriff for helping to empower young people



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The chief executive of Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce has received a personal award from the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire for her "instrumental support" in helping to empower young people in the county.

Lionel Wallace DL presented Briege Leahy with the accolade for backing Youth in Herts, a programme established to empower young people, increase their employment opportunities, and increase awareness of the opportunity for young people to become magistrates.

The chamber now hosts the Magistrates Support Scheme, which assists accessibility and youth participation in the magistracy, and has also helped to develop business opportunities as part of the High Sheriff's Be Your Own Boss initiative, a programme supporting young entrepreneurs.

Briege Leahy and High Sheriff Lionel Wallace DL, centre, at the awards ceremony (56328701)
Briege Leahy and High Sheriff Lionel Wallace DL, centre, at the awards ceremony (56328701)

Meanwhile, chamber members have shown their support for the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal following a £1,000 donation to the Disasters Emergency Committee.

Donations were collected at a chamber lunch at Ware Priory as well as the chamber's Diamond Club lunch at Knebworth Barns which was attended by Paul Graham, GB managing director at Britvic.



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