Birmingham Businessman Tim Andrews Receives MBE At Windsor Castle
The co-founder of LoveBrum, Tim Andrews, has been recognised for ‘services to charity and the community in Birmingham’.
The ceremony at Windsor Castle yesterday, saw him receive his MBE by HRH Princess Anne in an investiture ceremony which was attended by his mum Sandra Andrews.
Tim said, “I am very honoured and humbled to receive this award. I am grateful to everyone who has supported me throughout my charitable endeavours. Firstly my family and friends who have supported me along this journey, my LoveBrum co-founders, my business partners who have often stepped in to support me whilst I’m missing from the workplace during my charity work, my fellow Trustees, past & present, Ambassadors, corporate supporters, Fundraisers, Volunteers and of course the staff (past & present) at LoveBrum.
“My mum and I had a fantastic day. It was surreal waiting in the Queen’s Drawing Room to be presented with my MBE. Windsor Castle is stunning and heaped in centuries of Royal History and tradition. And I was very touched that the Princess Royal knew so much about me as a person, as well as so much about what LoveBrum is and the work we do.”
Tim’s dedication to Birmingham and pride in the city inspired him to co-found and chair the local charity LoveBrum, with the sole aim to increase civic pride by unearthing local projects that make the city a better place.
Tim has raised in excess of £750k for local causes by organising and hosting a number of charity events, and has picked up a number of accolades including a Points Of Light Award from the Prime Minister; CEO Of The Year at Downtown In Business; Local Hero Of The Year from Birmingham Mail; CSR Award from The Business Desk; Brummie Of The Year at Birmingham Awards; and West Midlands Regional IOD Director Of The Year.
Co-founded by Tim Andrews and long-term friend PJ Ellis, LoveBrum supporters vote on live projects and everyone has a say in which projects are supported, meaning all funds raised help to boost the local charitable economy. The best part is, every penny raised from individual memberships and fundraising goes straight to the causes.
Tim adds, “Birmingham is a very special City. Full of very kind and generous human beings, LoveBrum very much drives but thrives on this unique quality and so therefore I dedicate this very special award to the very special people that have contributed to the success of our great charity.”
As well as heading up LoveBrum, Tim has forged a successful career and business in Birmingham as chairman of Hollywood Monster, a graphics firm that has become one of the largest in its sector. In late 2020, Tim also became a non-executive director for digital agency Lightbox, and joined start-up tech firm Work From Here as a shareholder.
Tim is also particularly proud of his time as CEO of Birmingham City Ladies Football Club. With Tim’s involvement, the team won the FA Cup, reached the semi-finals in the Champions League and became League Cup runners-up several times, as well as runners-up in the FA Women’s Super League. His last game as CEO was watching the Blue’s ladies become runners up in the FA Cup at Wembley.
Looking to the future, Tim Andrews hopes to continue supporting causes he loves – especially Brummie ones!