Professor Rob Paton, Professor in Social Enterprise at The Open University Business School, has received the Lifetime Service to Civil Society Award from London Citizens.
The award is in recognition of the years of commitment to the issues and people of civil society and the thousands of families in Milton Keynes and across the world who have benefitted from his work, energy and passion.
London Citizens is a branch of Citizens: UK, a growing alliance of community groups – churches, mosques, schools, unions and community associations – that will work together for a better community.
It has groups in London, Milton Keynes, Birmingham and Nottingham. Using the methods of Community Organising, its goal is to build a powerful civil society alliance that will work with the other sectors of society for the common good.