Mrs Ushma Patel, has received an honour from Her Majesty's Government on the New Year, recognised for her services to and for her work with Dharmaj Society of London, a charitable organisation promoting both domestic and international good deeds.
Receiving an MBE for her significant achievement or outstanding service to the community, Ushma said, “I am humbled by this great recognition and hugely honoured. I guess it is the result of being dedicated selflessly to hard work and loyalty. This award is not just for myself but all those I have worked alongside and had the good fortune to work with.
"I would like to also thank my family for their love and support as this would not have been possible without their guidance. I must make special mention of my father, Manharbhai H Patel, who is a truly great example of how to live for the betterment of others.”
From Farnborough, where she lives with her husband Nishit, Ushma has dedicated service in the Private Office for over 13 years and has also worked closely with numerous Ministers for a period spanning two different governments, three prime ministers and recently she has had the privilege of briefly working at the No10.