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Chairman named as Officer of NZ Order of Merit
Posted On: Thursday, 25 July 2013

Prolife Foods Chairman, David Irving has been recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.

Mr Irving has been named as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to business and education.

The honour reflects Mr Irving's passion and commitment to the growth and productivity of SMEs in New Zealand through his work with The ICEHOUSE and the roles he has held throughout his career.

Mr Irving says he feels privileged to be named amongst a group of extraordinary New Zealanders.

"My fellow recipients come from all walks of life, are specialists in a range of areas, but one thing we all have in common is our commitment to serve the New Zealand community," he says.

"I believe our SMEs are the backbone of the New Zealand economy and I am passionate about empowering the owner managers of these SMEs to invest in themselves, their business and our country."

Mr Irving says he is humbled to be named a part of the Merit and the recognition confirms the value of his dedication and hard work with New Zealand business owners over the years.

"It has been a special experience working with all kinds of owner managers from different parts of the country and helping them to grow, develop and become successful. I am now starting to work with people outside the business world - using my business and education life experiences," he says.

Last year Mr Irving was nominated for New Zealander of the Year Awards. He has published two books, is a frequent contributor to magazines, and was the recipient of the New Zealand 1990 Commemoration medal.

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