Brian Burgess received congratulations from across Brentford FC and Brentford FC Community Trust after being named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in October. Brian, who has been involved with Brentford FC for decades, was awarded the British Empire Medal, which is granted in recognition of meritorious civil or military service, for his service to football. The citation specifically mentioned Brian’s role as a Trustee of Brentford Football Club Community Sports Trust.

Brian has been a Trustee of Brentford FC Community Sports Trust charity since it became an independent trust in 2005. He also played a key role in Bees United, the Brentford Supporters’ Trust, and was Chairman for four years. Read more about the award here.

Brian spoke earlier this month to London Football Scene about his role with the Trust and his life as a Brentford fan. He spoke about his first days as a Bees supporter, on the terraces, and how he ended up in the Board Room. Brian also discussed his role in the project to build our new home, which opened in September. See the piece here.