Signature would like to congratulate Terry Riley on being awarded the OBE in the New Year Honours List, for services to broadcasting and deaf people.
Terry was born into a Deaf family in Manchester and his work with deaf people began at the age of 15, when he was elected Secretary of Manchester Deaf
He later became a researcher on BBC See Hear and was editor there from 2002 to 2008.
Terry is currently chief executive of the British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust (BSLBT) and chairman of the British Deaf Association. Since 2011, he has also served as a member of the board of the World Federation for the Deaf.
We are also delighted that the 2013 recipient of the Signature Joseph Maitland Robinson Award for Outstanding Contribution, Dr Margaret Du Feu, receives an OBE for services to Deaf people in Northern Ireland.