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Cass Visiting Professor recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Honorary Visiting Professor Julia Hobsbawn is set to receive an OBE this summer

Julia Hobsbawn, Honorary Visiting Professor in Networking at Cass Business School, has been appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her services to Business.

The Queen’s Birthday Honours list pays tribute to the achievements and service of people who have made significant contributions to society and to improving the lives of others. Since 1891, the honours have been announced each year on the monarch’s official birthday.

"I feel genuinely thrilled and humbled to have received recognition in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List,” Julia said. “There are some tremendous figures whose work has been recognised and I’m pleased as punch to be numbered amongst some great people.”

Julia Hobsbawm is the Founder and CEO of acclaimed knowledge networking business Editorial Intelligence. In 2011, she was made Honorary Visiting Professor in Networking at Cass Business School where she lectures on the importance of network-building and face-to-face connections to businesses and their employees.

“I was taken totally by surprise when I found out I had received the honour. In fact, the innocuous looking letter from the Cabinet Office looked suspiciously like a bill when it came through the letterbox. Of course, it was very challenging not to tell anybody about it until now. I’m especially pleased that the field I specialise in and have been given a role exploring at Cass is the area I have accepted the honour in; that is the field of networking.”

Julia has recently written and presented a five-part BBC Radio 4 series entitled ‘Networking Nation’, and is currently writing a book on networking and social health that is set to be published in 2017.

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