ALL of us at Artistic Nature are excited to share with you the wonderful information that our founder and CEO Julianne has been awarded an MBE within the New 12 months’s Honours Record – the primary honours to be awarded throughout the reign of King Charles III.

Julianne Ponan Announcement MBE

She knew all about it a couple of weeks in the past when the information got here by means of – and though we suspected one thing was ‘up’ we didn’t know something particular till simply earlier than the large announcement was made public!

For Julianne it’s humbling to be thought of alongside the wonderful individuals up and down the UK – but for us at Artistic Nature it’s no shock.

We work with Julianne week in and week out and we see her ardour for what she does, her ardour for Artistic Nature’s product vary and her complete dedication to serving to others like her. Her finest moments are when a guardian messages to thank us for offering snacks for his or her little one who lives with allergic reactions.

We see how a lot she does exterior of the workplace and manufacturing facility to unfold consciousness of allergic reactions and anaphylaxis, we hearken to the talks she offers within the UK and abroad and we see her as she is keen to assist one individual – or discuss to 1000s.

She’s additionally obtained the honour for her contribution to enterprise and her advocacy for exporting and provoking different SMEs to do the identical. Our merchandise are at the moment exported to 16 international locations international.

What’s an MBE?

In case you didn’t know MBE stands for Member of the Most Wonderful Order of the British Empire – and it’s the third highest rating honour of the Order behind the OBE and the CBE. There are additionally different awards – KBE or DBE (Knight or Dame) and people who obtain these honours can use the titles ‘Sir’ or ‘Dame’ earlier than their title if they need.

The MBE itself is awarded for ‘excellent achievement or service to the neighborhood which has had a long-term vital affect’.

These awards had been first launched in 1917 by George V to reward service personnel for his or her providers to the battle effort even when they weren’t on the frontline. Now the awards are open to civilians in addition to members of the armed forces.

Julianne’s campaigning and advocacy for these dwelling with allergic reactions:

 Julianne has obtained the honour largely for the work she’s completed to teach others in regards to the dangers, risks, and realities of dwelling with allergic reactions and anaphylaxis. She additionally seeks to empower those that reside with allergic reactions and anaphylaxis to reside their finest lives.

Allergy symptoms are rising globally, notably allergic reactions to meals and notably amongst youngsters.  Residing with allergic reactions just isn’t straightforward. Folks can really feel remoted, excluded, and humiliated after they want to make sure that what they eat, or drink is secure– and that may embody what others eat or drink round them. This may result in exclusion and isolation. For instance, some eating places, motels, or cafes won’t serve individuals with allergic reactions like Julianne’s, or she’ll be anticipated to signal a waiver that she eats and drinks at her personal dangers – one thing she won’t do. 

MedicAlert Ambassador
Anaphylaxis Marketing campaign Ambassador

It’s for these causes that she’s an envoy for the Anaphylaxis Marketing campaign and for MedicAlert as she sees training as a key think about mitigating the dangers individuals like her face each day.

It was her private ardour for dwelling nicely with allergic reactions which led to her founding Artistic Nature and she or he’s not stopping any time quickly. Each the corporate and Julianne herself will proceed to marketing campaign for individuals who reside with allergic reactions to be seen, heard and revered.