City & Guilds Chair awarded damehood in Queen’s Birthday Honours

The Chair of City & Guilds, Dame Ann Limb DBE CBE FRSA DL, has been made a dame in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to Young People and Philanthropy.

01 June 2022

Commenting on this honour, Dame Ann, said:

‘A butcher’s daughter born in 1950’s Moss Side does not grow up dreaming of damehood. Inspired by teachers who believed in me and nurtured by the further education system that is a powerhouse for social change, I eventually found the courage to become myself, to speak out against inequalities of all kinds in society, and to speak up for others from disadvantaged backgrounds.

I want people to look at me and say to themselves ‘This person is like me’.  I’d like everyone pursuing their own career to support those who follow, by remembering to ‘lift as you climb’.

I accept this honour to encourage young people, regardless of their start in life, to step up to serve humanity with kindness, compassion and in a spirit of peace building. As we say at City & Guilds ‘Believe you can’.