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Beverley Dean MBE

Just over a month ago, an envelope came through the door. This was certainly no ordinary envelope as it had 'On Her Majesty's Service' stamped across the top and 'Cabinet Office' across the bottom. A million thoughts ran through Bev and Colin's heads as to what it could be, but never in their wildest dreams could they have imagined what the letter inside would say.


So, without further ado, we are delighted to tell you that Bev has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2018! She has been awarded the MBE for her services to exports in educational technology for people with learning disabilities.

This has certainly been a hard secret to keep and we are thrilled we are able to finally tell you all. We're not sure for how much longer Bev would have been able to keep this a secret!

These past few weeks have been overwhelming to say the least. To think how far Special iApps has come since 2011 is remarkable. Our apps are now in many different languages and are transforming the lives of children all around the world. We are incredibly happy that all of Bev's hard work is being recognised in such an extraordinary way.

We still can't quite believe this is all happening, but could not be more proud of Bev being honoured with an MBE. It is going to take some time for this all to sink in, that's for sure. So for now, we await an invitation from The Palace, with a date for the Investiture. In the meantime, we need to add hat shopping to our agenda!

Official Notice of Appointment