14 Jun 2021

LoveBrum Co-Founder named in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

By Holly Moulton

In a year of a pandemic when the third sector has needed to work harder than ever before to keep services running and funds coming in, Tim Andrews, co-founder of LoveBrum has been recognised for ‘services to charity and the community in Birmingham’.

Tim said, “This absolutely has been a great surprise and a huge honour and I’m bursting with pride at having been recognised by the Queen on this year’s Birthday Honours List.

‘I am truly honoured to have been made an MBE and I share this special moment with my family and close friends. LoveBrum was founded on the basis of being a force for good for Birmingham so without the city’s incredible community our achievements wouldn’t be possible. Many individuals have personally helped me along the way, and I’d like to dedicate this honour to the people of Birmingham who have shown incredible resilience and togetherness during unprecedented times. I am proud to be a Brummie.’

Tim’s dedication and pride in the City inspired him to co-found and Chair the local charity LoveBrum back in 2015, with the sole aim to increase civic pride by unearthing local projects that make the city a better place.

Tim has personally 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 point 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.

Tim says, “I would also like to dedicate this award to my late father John Andrews. We started Hollywood Monster together in our loft space and none of this would have happened without his support and confidence in me and it’s such a shame he is not here for .”

Co-founded by Tim Andrews, Dave Maclean and 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 and the best part is, every penny raised from individual memberships and fundraising goes straight to the causes. LoveBrum has funded over 150 local charitable projects all delivering tangible outcomes helping make Birmingham
an even better city.

Looking to the future, Tim hopes to continue supporting causes he loves – especially Brummie ones!

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