Fladgate is delighted to inform its clients, colleagues and friends that corporate and M&A consultant Andrew Kaufman has been nominated to receive an MBE in the New Year Honours list for services to Holocaust education. The New Year Honours list recognises the achievements and services of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom.
Andrew has been a partner and consultant at Fladgate for 23 years and advises German, Austrian and Swiss clients on corporate, commercial and employment matters in connection with their businesses in the UK.
Andrew receives the honour in recognition of his contribution to the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR), a national charity that delivers social, welfare and volunteer services to Jewish victims of Nazi oppression living in Great Britain. As Chairman, Andrew has been at the forefront in the development of the AJR’s charitable institutional grant-making such that the AJR is now proud to be the biggest benefactor of Holocaust education and remembrance programmes and projects working with the leading specialists in the UK.
Alongside this, Andrew has been a leading advocate of the creation and development of the AJR’s ground-breaking Refugee Voices testimony archive, a collection of 225 transcribed interviews with refugees and survivors that have been recorded for study and posterity for future generations.
Andrew, who was surprised and honoured to receive the award, said: “As the son of two refugees who fled Nazi oppression and rebuilt their lives in Britain, I feel hugely honoured and enormously proud to have been nominated and to accept this wonderful award, which I shall deeply treasure, on behalf of everyone at the AJR.”
Fladgate chairman Charles Wander warmly congratulated Andrew commenting: “This is a resounding endorsement of Andrew’s selfless contribution to helping others and to ensuring future generations never forget the horrors of the Holocaust. We are immensely proud of all that he has achieved with the AJR and are delighted that he is being recognised for the impact he makes and the legacy of his work.”