December 31, 1981
By coincidence, the chairmen of both Merseyside’s senior football clubs are awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the British Empire) in today’s New Year Honours. For their awards do not relate to football, but to service in other spheres.
Mr. John Smith, chairman of Liverpool Football Club is a member of the Sports Council and the Football Grounds Improvement Trust and chairman of the Merseyside industrial branch of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, which is run from Liverpool’s training ground at Melwood, in West Derby.
He was asked to look into the problems in British tennis and the John Smith Report on Lawn Tennis published in 1980, was well received.
Mr. Philip Carter, appointed managing director of the Littlewoods Organisation in 1976, is also chairman of Everton Football Club. He joined Littlewoods as a management trainee in 1947 after leaving the Services. Progressed through store and area management to become director in charge of buying, and became a member of the main Littlewoods board in 1969.
A member of the Merseyside Development Corporation and the Merseyside Enterprises Forum, Mr Carter is also chairman of the Man Made Fibres Working Party of the National Economic Council and chairman of the Mail Order Traders’ Association of Great Britain and also serves on its European body.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: December 31, 1981; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited
John Smith, Liverpool F.C.