Hollywood Monster founder and chairman Tim Andrews has been awarded an MBE for his services to charity as co-founder of LoveBrum.
“My phone hasn’t stopped buzzing since the announcement,” said Andrews. “This absolutely has been a great surprise and a huge honour and I’m bursting with pride at having been recognised by the Queen on this year’s Birthday Honours List.
“LoveBrum was founded on the basis of being a force for good for Birmingham so without the city’s incredible community our achievements wouldn’t be possible. Many individuals have personally helped me along the way and I’d like to dedicate this honour to the people of Birmingham who have shown incredible resilience and togetherness during unprecedented times. I am proud to be a Brummie.”
Andrews has raised in excess of £750,000 for local causes by organising and hosting a number of charity events and has picked up a number of accolades including a Points of Light award from the Prime Minister, CEO of the year at Downtown in Business, Local Hero of the Year from Birmingham Mail, CSR award from The Business Desk, Brummie of the Year at Birmingham Awards and West Midlands regional IOD Director of the Year.
LoveBrum supporters vote on live projects and everyone has a say in which projects are supported, meaning all funds raised help to boost the local charitable economy and the best part is, every penny raised from individual memberships and fundraising goes straight to the causes.
Andrews said: “I would also like to dedicate this award to my late father John Andrews. We started Hollywood Monster together in our loft space and none of this would have happened without his support and confidence in me and it’s such a shame he is not here for him to share this.”
Hollywood Monster has become one of the largest in its sector, with 70 employees and a £10m turnover. In late 2020, Andrews also became a non-executive director of digital agency Lighbox, and became a shareholder in start-up tech firm Work From Here.