Our Chairman, Jimmy Burns Marañón, appointed OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

June 9th 2018


Well its official as of today (see James Alexander John Burns – official Queen Honours list honours list in Telegraph and Times today) and after first kind messages below  so delighted to share with you the good news that  I have been recognised for my services for UK/Spain relations with my appointment/award as an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE).




I owe this honour to my close family, friends, and colleagues who have supported  the work of this British and Jesuit educated boy (Stonhyhurst)  as a volunteer Chairman with the BritishSpanish Society and professional work as an author, and journalist.  It follows the Encomienda del Mérito Civil  granted to me by King Juan Carlos in 2012/2013, also for  services for UK/Spain relations – an ongoing mission instilled in me from birth by my  British father Tom  and Spanish mother, Mabel, both beloved in memory.


Thank You y Gracias de corazón.


Jimmy Burns Marañón