Congratulations to Colonel John Blashford-Snell, SES's Founder and Honorary President (and who also helped set-up development charity Operation Raleigh), who was awarded a CBE in the New Year's Honours list for his efforts towards scientific research abroad and to young people in the UK. John says "A lot of my work is part of a very big team and although they put my name with the gong, it recognises the amazing work all of the team does together."