Patrons

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Richard Everard OBE, DL

Richard Everard OBE, DL

Family

  • Born March 1954
  • Married Caroline May 1981
  • Two children, Charlotte born 1985 and Julian born 1988

 Education/Employment

  • Wellesley House, Broadstairs 1963-1967
  • Eton College, Windsor 1967-1971
  • The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst 1972-1973
  • Commissioned into the Royal Horse Guards (Blues & Royals) served 1973-1977
  • Commenced employment with Everards Brewery Ltd in July 1977 and after 11 years working in the Company appointed Chairman on 1 January 1988.

 Appointments/Awards

  • Deputy Lieutenant of Leicestershire since 1997
  • High Sheriff of Leicestershire 2002-2003
  • Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire 2003-2013
  • Master, of The Worshipful Company of Brewers 2004-2005
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Leicester 2009
  • Officer of the Order of the British Empire, New Year Honours 2011

 Community

  • The Everard Foundation, Trustee since 1979
  • Age Concern Leicestershire and Rutland, President since 1992
  • Leicestershire Police Charitable Trust, Trustee since 1998
  • County Air Ambulance, Trustee since 1999
  • Leicestershire Cares, Leadership Team 2000
  • Crimebeat, Trustee 2004-2010
  • Rural Community Council (Leicestershire & Rutland) Vice-President  since 2006
  • ProstAid, Patron since 2007
  • SpecialEffect,  Vice-President since 2008
  • Comrades’ Association, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland Army Cadet Force, President since 2010
  • Warning Zone, President since 2012

Hobbies include Skiing, Golf, Tennis, Shooting, Scuba Diving, Motor Cycling & Motor Racing Family

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  • DOB – 22/08/45
Family
  • Children Dean and Laura (with 4 grandchildren)

Former Clubs

  • Sheffield United
  • Chelsea
  • Palace
  • Leicester
  • San Jose Earthquarkes
  • Memphis Rogues
  • Notts County
  • Luton
  • Blackburn
  • Hereford
Appointments
  • MBE
  • Honour Masters degree of Law
  • Freedom of the City of Leicester
  • BBC East Midlands Sports Award – Lifetime Achievement
Community
  • International Rotary Foundation Award – Paul Harris Fellowship
  • LCFC Foxes Foundation – Ambassador
  • Leicester City – Ambassador