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Pulp Friction CEO awarded MBE after nomination from firefighters

Posted by Jacob Collier on 08 June 2022

Jill Carter, CEO of Pulp Friction, has received an MBE in the Platinum Jubilee Honours list for services to people with learning disabilities.

Jill was nominated for the award by station managers John Mills and Chris Emmott, with support from the Home Office and the Lord Lieutenant’s Office.

Pulp Friction is a not-for-profit organisation that supports young people with a learning disability to develop work-based skills. They also run a choir and dance group who have performed at prestigious events.

In 2015, Pulp Friction started to manage the canteen at our Bestwood Lodge headquarters, staffed almost entirely by young adults with learning disabilities. They now run the canteen at Joint Headquarters.

Through Pulp Friction, Jill has helped dozens of members achieve employment, growing in confidence and feeling pride in their achievements.

Chief Fire Officer Craig Parkin said: "I am incredibly proud of and happy for Jill, her selfless dedication to young people and their needs for the future are an inspiration to us all.

"Our long-standing relationship has truly humbled so many of us and the positive impact she has on those around her makes our days that much brighter. She is simply brilliant."

Station Manager John Mills of Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “We are delighted that Jill has been recognised in The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Honours. This recognises the over 40 years she has dedicated to bettering the lives of young adults with learning disabilities.

“Her work, commitment, innovation and inclusivity for the young adults and families she has supported over many years is immeasurable, as is the difference she has directly made to these young adults’ lives.

“Pulp Friction have run our canteen for many years, and we are proud that they continue to do so at our new headquarters.”