The Chairman of Pagefield’s Advisory Board, Teresa Graham CBE, has been awarded a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the New Year’s Honours List 2020 for services to Small Businesses. The award is in recognition of a career devoted to providing strategic advice to ambitious, growing businesses, and freeing those businesses from the fetters of red tape.
Dame Teresa is an expert in regulatory affairs, serving as a past Deputy Chair of the Government’s Better Regulation Commission (BRC). She is Chairman of the Administrative Burdens Advisory Board of HMRC and the Senior Independent Director on the board of the Office for Tax Simplification. She is also a past Chair of the Regulatory Board of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and currently Chairs the SME Advisory Group of UK Finance. Her publications include, an independent review for the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the Small Firm’s Loan Guarantee Scheme, an independent review for the BEIS Secretary of State on pre-packaged administrations and a member of the Advisory Board of The Sir John Kingman Review of the Financial Reporting Council.
Mark Gallagher, Founder of Pagefield, said: “We’re delighted to see Teresa’s brilliant career – dedicated to improving the efficiency and profitability of small businesses – recognised with such a prestigious honour. Teresa’s insight and expertise gained from her work across various Government departments and financial services bodies is a truly invaluable asset to Pagefield and to our clients, who we are sure will join us in congratulating her on this fantastic news.”
The announcement means that Pagefield is now proud to count three Dames amongst its senior advisors: Dame Teresa Graham, Dame Sue Tinson and Dame Dianne Thompson.