WeAreTheCity awards recipients recognised in King’s Honours

The King’s New Year Honours List 2023 recognises the outstanding achievements of people across the United Kingdom.  

More than 1,200 recipients have been awarded for their exceptional achievements, with a focus on those who have given with generosity to others in need.

Individuals have been recognised for being dedicated community champions, role models in sports, pioneers in the arts, passionate health workers, and supporters of young people.

This year we were delighted to see three of WeAreTheCity’s award winners and those featured on our Pioneer20 and Thrive20 listing featured as part of this year’s King’s Honours.  

A huge congratulations to the following.

Alice Hendy who receives her MBE for services to online safety (Rising Star and TechWomen100 winner)

Alice is CEO of the multi-award-winning R;pple Suicide Prevention charity, founded following the suicide of her 21-year-old brother Josh in November 2020.

Josh had been researching techniques to take his own life via harmful internet searches. Horrified by how easily such information could be accessed, Alice decided to use her experience in designing and implementing successful cyber awareness and education programmes, to ensure more help and support is given to individuals searching for harmful content online.

R;pple is an online interceptive tool designed to interrupt and support individuals who are conducting searches relating to self-harm or suicide.

Alice is a much sought-after speaker in the world of suicide prevention, which she undertakes alongside her full-time role as Cyber Culture Manager with the financial services firm, Deloitte. She has built partnerships and working relationships across the cyber industry with the Metropolitan Police, FBI, Microsoft, Deloitte, GCHQ, NCSC, PwC, KPMG, Hong Kong Police Department and many other influential organisations.