Everyone at Youth Focus: North East is absolutely delighted that our Chair, Pete Stout, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2017. In over 40 years of practice across the youth sector, Pete is rightly recognised as one of the outstanding professionals in the country. Pete’s work has made a positive difference to the lives of countless young people and professionals, and receiving the OBE is fitting recognition for everything that he has contributed to our region. Pete has been involved with our organisation since its inception in 1989. He has always provided the highest levels of commitment and support for our work, and we are very proud that Pete Stout OBE is part of Youth Focus: North East.