Receiving the BEM at the Residence of the UK Ambassador to Hungary

New Year’s Honours 2019: Douglas Arnott receives British Empire Medal

We are extremely proud to announce that the owner of EDMF Language Services Kft., Douglas Arnott was awarded a British Empire Medal in the UK’s New Year’s Honours List for services to charity and UK-Hungary relations, which he received at the end of April.

This year the British Empire Medal was awarded to a total of 358 people. Apart from those living in the British Isles only four people received this prominent award, including Douglas, a Scot living in Budapest, who has been working at the Robert Burns International Foundation helping sick and underprivileged children for seven years, five of which as Chairman.

Proficient in four languages, including Hungarian, Douglas graduated from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland with an honours degree in translation and interpreting, before settling in Hungary and establishing EDMF. For more than seven years he has been involved in charitable activities, for which he was recognised with a BEM in the New Year’s Honours List. You can read an interview with him here.

The presentation of the medal in April at the Residence of the UK Ambassador to Hungary was followed by a garden party at Buckingham Palace hosted by Prince Charles. Here are a few photos of the event: