A PENRITH man has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

Tom Mullarkey MBE, the CEO of the British Chiropractic Association,has been shortlisted for the prestigious national MemCom Awards in the ‘CEO Leadership’ category.

Tom lives near Penrith in Cumbria with his wife Sue.

During the initial stages of the pandemic, the BCA team, led by Tom, supported and guided its members through a sea of risk- including advising chiropractors on ever-changing rules and regulation to bring them through successfully, advising them on how to minimise exposure to COVID-19 and how to keep their patients and families safe.

BCA Chief Executive Tom Mullarkey MBE said: “I feel immensely proud and honoured to have been nominated in such august company. But there is simply no way that we could have been so successful if we hadn’t worked as the tightest team of like-minded people, a group which I am so privileged to lead. In particular, I would like to pay particular tribute to our two Directors – Lisa King and Anne Barlow, whose intellect, creativity and can-do attitude was simply awesome.”

The Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday 30 September at the Hilton Bankside Hotel on London.