Stephen Franey awarded MBE

Congratulations to Stephen Franey for being honored with the award of MBE in His Majesty the King’s Birthday honors list. 

The Science Council is delighted that Stephen, one of our Applicant Support Mentors, has been recognised for his contribution to the growth in esteem and visibility of the science technician workforce in higher education and research. 

Stephen was instrumental in encouraging Kings College London to become a founding signatory of the Technician Commitment in 2017, an initiative to grow the visibility, recognition, and career sustainability of technicians in higher education and research. 

He also spearheaded the London and Southeast Technical Managers Network across 20 different Universities providing a platform for collaborative growth across the HEI and Research Institute sector. 

The Board and team at the Science Council wish to congratulate him on his achievement and are delighted that his tireless dedication to supporting technical professionals in such practical ways has been recognised.