On 21st March 2013, Julia Malkin was awarded the title of Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in recognition of the work done by her and her company ExcelDIA Ltd, for special needs people.
The Royal Society of Arts has over 25,000 Fellows all round the world. Fellowship is hoped to help provide ExcelDIA with valuable contacts to spread more opportunities to special needs people. Fellows engage in community challenges to improve society and access to it for the less privileged and work toward equality for the disadvantaged. More can be found at http://www.thersa.org/ .
This award follows on from the award gained by ExcelDIA in late 2012 which was the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award, this involved a meeting with HRH The Prince Michael of Kent, held at the Savoy Hotel in London on 11 December 2012. The Prince showed great interest in the work done by Julia and ExcelDIA. The picture below shows Julia with Tina Janson-Caddel, one of ExcelDIA’s partners, meeting The Prince at the Savoy.
The award itself was presented to her at a conference of the ADI National Joint Council in October 2012 by one of the Labour Ministers for Transport, below.