Chris was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen in 2019 in recognition of his services to the Business and Charitable Sector.


Awards night

In addition, in 2018, Chris received a Civic Business Award from Stockton Borough Council for his contribution to the Economic and Social fabric of the town over a 20 year period.

In 2021, Hartlepool Borough Council also recognised the achievements of Chris when he was granted the Freedom of Hartlepool, which is the highest honour a town can bestow on one of its citizens.