St Annes-based Beaverbrooks the Jewellers is celebrating a major achievement by its chairman, Mark Adlestone, who has been appointed Deputy Lieutenant for Greater Manchester.
Mark, who was awarded an OBE for his services to business and charity, was officially appointed to the position this week.
The commission means that Mark will now assist the Lord-Lieutenant in carrying out his role as The Queen’s representative in Greater Manchester.
Mark said: “I am proud and honoured and see this appointment as a great reflection on our wonderful company.”
The family-owned jewellers has 69 stores across the UK.