New Year's Honour for Chiswick Businessman

Steven Cooper's work in the field of social mobility recognised

Steven Cooper CBE
Steven Cooper CBE

Steven Cooper, CEO of Aldermore Group, awarded CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours

Steven Cooper, Chiswick resident and CEO of Aldermore, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours 2022 for services to banking and social mobility.

Mr Cooper, who has lived in the area for 15 years, was previously Group CEO of C. Hoare & Co, a leading UK Private Bank and a senior executive at Barclays.

Aldermore Group operates a banking lending to businesses and MotoNovo which provides financing for motor vehicles purchasing.

He has been involved in a number of Community Investment and Diversity programmes for the UK and served as Co-Chair of the government's Apprenticeships, Labour Market and the Economy committee from 2020-21.

He is Chair of Experian UK; in addition, he serves as a NED of the listed recruitment firm Robert Walters PLC and a private equity backed payments business.

Steven Cooper said: “I am humbled to receive this honour. I’m passionate about increasing social mobility and it’s been a privilege to work with so many fantastic people over the years who are committed to addressing disadvantage and exclusion. However, the pandemic has only heightened the divide and there is significant work ahead if we are to level up opportunity across the UK. That’s why it’s vital as a country we build on positive intent with concrete plans, policies and funding and it’s important the financial services industry works closely with government in widening access to savings and responsible credit across the country and society.”

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January 2, 2022