THE founder of the Owens group has been awarded Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).
In a statement the company said: “It is with immense pride that we announce that our Founder and Managing Director, by Order of the British Empire, Thomas Huw Owen, has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for services to Employment and to the community in Llanelli and South Wales. (Llanelli, Dyfed).
“2021 will see Huw at the helm of the Owens Group for 49 strong years, that has seen continued growth and success – providing employment to the town of Llanelli for as many years – with the Blue lorry synonymous to ‘home’ based in South West Wales.
“This award is also true testimony to the number of Charities and local sport that the Group has fortunately been able to support over these years.
“As a family, we are delighted – 2020 has been an incredibly challenging year for business and mindset alike, this is truly wonderful news in times of adversity.”