Nicola Whiting, Titania’s Chief Strategy Officer and Worcestershire LEP Board Member has been announced in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list, for services to International Trade and Diversity.
Nicola is an award-winning mentor who through her work with Local Enterprise Partnerships and government cyber accelerators, has contributed for many years to business growth both locally and nationally.
She served as Worcester’s commissioner for the UK Cyber Science and innovation audit and is a board member of multiple commercial and charitable organisations which drive innovation, growth and inclusivity. Nicola believes that business growth and diversity are linked and organisations that haven’t invested in diversity are at risk of ‘groupthink’, the tendency for similar people to generate similar ideas.
Nicola said: “I’m overwhelmed to be awarded an MBE for services to international Trade and Diversity and incredibly grateful that the honours committee felt me worth of such an immense honour. Being recognised for work that I am truly passionate about is a fantastic way to start a new decade, it inspires me to continue to serve our local and national communities.”