Aston University professor made deputy lieutenant for the West Midlands

Aston University professor made deputy lieutenant for the West Midlands Aston University professor made deputy lieutenant for the West Midlands

April 13, 20222 min read
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  • Professor Monder Ram has been recognised for his work around ethnic minority entrepreneurship
  • Six individuals have been given the honour for contributing significantly to either national life, to their local communities – or both
  • He will support the Lord-Lieutenant in several ways including attending on Royalty during official visits to the County.


The Lord-Lieutenant of the West Midlands, John Crabtree OBE, has announced the appointment of an Aston University professor as a deputy lieutenant for the West Midlands.


Six individuals, whose backgrounds range from music to education, entrepreneurship, and tackling homelessness, have been given the honour for contributing significantly to either national life, to their local communities – or both.


Professor Monder Ram, director of the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) at Aston University, has been recognised for his work around ethnic minority entrepreneurship.


The new appointees will support the Lord-Lieutenant, Her Majesty’s personal representative in the West Midlands, in several ways including attending on Royalty during official visits to the County, representation at citizenship ceremonies, supporting the armed forces of the Crown particularly the reserve and cadet forces, encouraging charitable and voluntary work and local initiatives to benefit the community, as well as promoting and encouraging nominations for Honours and Queen’s Awards for the County of the West Midlands.


Professor Monder Ram, director of the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) at Aston University, said:


“I am delighted and honoured to be appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for the West Midlands region. This role will provide an invaluable opportunity for me promote the importance of diversity, inclusion and enterprise, which are central to my work at CREME.”


The West Midlands Lieutenancy comprises Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton. It was established in 1974.


John Crabtree OBE, the Lord-Lieutenant for the West Midlands and Aston University honorary graduate, said:


“The six appointments came at a pivotal time for the West Midlands which this year is on the national and world stage with Coventry as UK City of Culture and the region hosting the Commonwealth Games in July and August - as well as participating fully in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The West Midlands is this year welcoming visitors from throughout the world and the West Midlands Lieutenancy is committed to supporting and representing every community in the County.”

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  • Monder Ram
    Monder Ram Director, Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship & Professor of Small Business

    Monder is an authority on small business & ethnic minority entrepreneurship research & has appeared frequently in the media on these topics.

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