Reading Room’s Margaret Manning awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Margaret Manning, CEO of global digital marketing consultancy Reading Room has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours, announced on 12 June, for services to British exports to Singapore and wider Asia-Pacific region.

Over her last 4 years in Asia she has grown the multi-award winning Reading Room Singapore team to just under 100 people with an average annual growth rate of over 100%.

Manning said: “I am immensely proud to receive this honour. I will endeavor to use the recognition that this brings to assist other UK SMEs to export and grow within ASEAN. As an independent business Reading Room would not have been able to succeed without the assistance of the UKTI and the FCO. I urge the new UK Government to support these organisations with their excellent work in helping put the Great into British export businesses.”