Lady Haughey awarded CBE in Queen’s birth­day list

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Cam­bus­lang busi­ness­woman Lady Su­san Haughey has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birth­day Hon­ours List.

She has been hon­oured for ser­vices to busi­ness and phi­lan­thropy.

Among the causes she has sup­ported over the years is the Kil­bryde Hospice as well as projects in Castlemilk.

Lady Haughey is one of Scot­land’s most suc­cess­ful busi­ness­women hav­ing set up city Re­frig­er­a­tion along­side her hus­band, Wil­lie, in 1985.

Since start­ing that year, the com­pany’s turnover has grown from £100,000 to £500mil­lion and it is now one of the largest pri­vate­ly­owned fa­cil­i­ties man­age­ment com­pa­nies in Europe.

In 2002 she set up the City Char­i­ta­ble Trust which has so far do­nated over £7m to wor­thy causes.

Among the dozens of char­i­ties she has sup­ported is the Castlemilk Stress Cen­tre and Castlemilk Youth Project.

She also sup­ported the con­struc­tion of the Kil­bryde Hospice and cur­rently sits as a di­rec­tor on the board,

Hospice chair Gor­don McHugh, from Cam­bus­lang, reck­ons her award was well de­served.

He said:“We’re very proud she’s been recog­nised for all the work she does, not just for Kil­bryde Hospice but all the char­i­ties she sup­ports.”

Born in the Gor­bals, Lady Haughey at­tended Holy­rood Sec­ondary.

Her ground­ing for busi­ness be­gan when she took up a po­si­tion in P&O Fer­ries of­fices in Pol­madie.

Af­ter mar­ry­ing Wil­lie in 1980, the cou­ple moved to Cam­bus­lang.

They es­tab­lished City Re­frig­er­a­tion in Ruther­glen, but the site was needed as part of the M74 ex­ten­sion route and they re­lo­cated to the Gor­bals.

This is not the first time she has re­ceived royal recog­ni­tion.

In March 2012 she ac­cepted the po­si­tion of Deputy Lieu­tenant of La­nark­shire.

Wil­lie was knighted in 2012.

Hon­our Su­san Huaghey (cen­tre) is a long time sup­porter of the Kil­bryde Hospice

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