Liz Parry, former Editor of SUR in English, has been recognised by H.R.H. The Queen in her New Year’s Honours List and awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for her services to British nationals living in Andalucia.
Having joined the SUR in English team in 1985 as a collaborator/translator, during her 30 years of service Liz Parry rose through the ranks at the paper, first to Assistant Editor in 1997 and then soon after to Editor.
British Ambassador to Spain, Simon Manley, said that he was delighted that her achievements had been recognised for her” distinguished journalism and consistent promotion of Britons’ integration into Spanish society”.
Reacting to the news of her award, Liz Parry said:
“I am delighted and proud to have been awarded this medal for service to British residents in our international community! It came as a complete surprise and I don’t know who nominated me, but I would like them to know that I am honoured and grateful”.