JAS Member Nick Way received an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, for services to the conservation of the UK’s Architectural Heritage.
Commenting on the honour, Nick said, “I was amazed, but thrilled, to be awarded this honour. It is a recognition for the work of the Historic Houses Association (HHA) and also for the Heritage Alliance, which represents and supports 100 heritage organisations in England, and with which I was involved for ten years. I stepped down from my role as Director General in November and am now pursuing a number of voluntary roles, one of which combines my experience in heritage with my links with the USA. As a new Trustee of Sulgrave Manor in Northamptonshire I am delighted to help foster Anglo-American partnerships. Sulgrave was the home to successive generations of the Washington family before they emigrated to Virginia in the 1650s. The Manor is owned and managed by an Anglo-American foundation, encourages British and American visitors, arranges events and possesses important Washington archives and memorabilia, given by generous American donors since the foundation was established in 1914 – to celebrate 100 years of continuous peace between the UK and the US.”
JAS Chairman, Richard Stephenson, said, “We were delighted to hear this news and warmly congratulate Nick on his very well-deserved honour. Nick has carried out important work over many years and his knowledge and work in the area of Anglo-American relations, history and partnerships is just the kind of thing we at JAS will want to know more about in the future. Congratulations, Nick.”