South Yorkshire business leader is recognised in the New Year Honours

A South Yorkshire businessman has been honoured for his outstanding work in industry

Monday, 30th December 2019, 1:12 pm
Chris Rea.

Chris Rea managing director of AES Engineering Ltd at Rotherham was awarded the CBE for Services to Business, Innovation and Exports.

Mr Rea took a small business and grew it to operate in 230 worldwide locations, with 1,700 staff.

AES Engineering holds several businesses, the largest of which is AESSEAL®, a global mechanical seal manufacturer.The business owns all or a majority of 40 international subsidiaries which sell and service Group products.

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Chris said: “I was both surprised and delighted to be appointed a CBE in the New Year’s Honours List, for Services to Business, Innovation and Exports.

“I have been privileged throughout my working life, to work with a lot of wonderful people, many of whom I continue to work with on a day to day basis and no personal or business achievement would be possible without the effort and support of others.”