Volunteers are increasingly important in modern society, often however they get little recognition for their vital work. In this piece Lord Martin Matthews encourages us to give more recognition to volunteers, and breaks down some of the barriers that prevent people from nominating them for awards. The process is much simpler than people think.

 Martin Matthews is a National Leader of Governance, a chair of governors and has been a governor on several governing bodies across Greater Manchester as well as a Manchester Challenge governor champion. He tweets as @mm684 if you want to contact him directly.

You can read the full article here and another one he has written here.