Lady Haughey awarded CBE in Queen’s birthday list
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