Sir Edward Jenkins BEM (British Empire Medal)

Trustee Type
Trustee
Position
Deputy Chair and President

Deputy Chair person and President

Recently recognised on the 2017 Queens Honours list for voluntary work going back 55 years.

Mr Edward Jenkins has a long track record of support the community in Dinas Powis where he lives and for supporting the Deaf Community in Cardiff and the surrounding area.

Edward is a child of Deaf parents (CODA) and growing up in the Deaf community was integral to his life.

He was a founder of South Glamorgan Association for the Deaf in 1973 which became Cardiff Deaf Centre in 2013. Mr Jenkins currently serves as the vice chairman and the President of Cardiff Deaf Centre

He is a strong advocate that British Sign Language should be an official language in Wales and that its adoption would improve the quality of life of deaf people.

During his working career Edward skill base and experience was extensive, logistics and people management being key skills that Edward used to develop the business. Edward is still heavily involved in many charities including trustee roles such as Cambrian Institute.

Previous experience includes School Governor, Chair of PTA, Chair County Youth Orchestra, County Councillor, representative on National Committees and Director of the Skills for Logistics(Skills Council for Industry)