Sue Anstiss receives MBE at Buckingham Palace

Friday, 16 Mar 2018


Sue Anstiss, the founder and CEO of Promote PR and Chair of Get Berkshire Active, was presented with her MBE by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales at an Investiture service at Buckingham Palace yesterday.

The prestigious Queen’s honour was made in recognition of Sue’s unwavering support for community sport and her work to raise the profile and increase the impact of women’s sport.

Over the past 25 years, Sue has volunteered her time to lead and support a number of national and local charities. She is currently Chair of Get Berkshire Active, a founding Trustee of the Women’s Sport Trust and a non-executive director of the County Sport Partnership Network. Her previous roles have included being non-exec director at the British Association of Sports Sciences (BASES), ProActive West London and ukactive. Promote PR, the sports and fitness PR agency Sue founded in 1994, also donates 10% of its time to charitable causes every year.

Commenting on Sue’s award, Kate Richardson-Walsh OBE, former GB and England Hockey Captain and Gold Medallist at the Rio Olympics, says: “For me Sue is the ultimate inspiration. It is one thing to ‘want’ to make a change for the better. It’s an entirely bigger thing to actually make that happen and take action.

“Sue’s passion for grassroots sport is extraordinary. Over the past 25 years she’s been a woman on a mission to get more people playing sport more often.

“Sue’s made a significant contribution to increasing the profile of female sports role models through her work and the time she dedicates as a board member of the Women’s Sport Trust Charity, of which I am a Patron. She also generously provides pro bono time of her team at Promote PR to increase media coverage and attract more commercial funding for women’s sport.”

Sue said: “It was a fantastic experience to go to Buckingham Palace with my whole family. My three teenage daughters were surprisingly moved by the experience of watching me receive the award from Prince Charles.

“I talked to the Prince of Wales briefly about the importance of grassroots sport and coaches during the ceremony, and he seemed very well-informed.

“I am hopeful that my being awarded an MBE for this activity helps to further raise profile of the Women’s Sport Trust charity and its work to increase the impact of women’s sport through the promotion of diverse athlete role models, increasing media coverage and improving the funding landscape.”

Source: Promote PR