Well-earned recognition

Meet Janet Dyer, 14forty Catering Manager at the Fire Service College (FSC) in Moreton-in-Marsh. Her story isn't just about a career; it's a testament to dedication and commitment, so much so she’s been recognised with a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the King’s New Year’s Honours List of January 2024.

Jan's journey at the FSC began back in 1976, serving customers behind the bar. Fast forward 48 years, and now she’s Catering Manager, leading a team of 80 waiters and 25 kitchen staff. She's not just a manager; she's the heart and soul of the FSC, ensuring every event, whether for global firefighters or royalty, is flawlessly executed.

The glue of the Fire Service College

What truly sets Jan apart isn't just her professional prowess; it's her compassionate spirit. Through pandemics and floods, she's been a pillar of support for colleagues, officers and the local community. Amanda Foggitt, Operations Manager at 14forty, sums it up perfectly:

"Jan is the glue of Fire Service College. She’s been here for 48 years, but the energy and enthusiasm of the role that she holds here has never wavered in the whole time - and I've worked with her for 10 years.

She is very focused about service delivery. Her team and the customer - she gets that balance really well. There's never any deviation from that goal and her whole aspiration is that customer service is outstanding."

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A pillar of community service

Jan's recognition in the New Year Honours List 2024 isn't just a personal win; it's a celebration of her service to the community of Gloucestershire. She represents dedication, compassion and excellence, embodying the values of public service and community work.

As we celebrate Jan Dyer’s remarkable achievement, let's applaud her individual accomplishments and acknowledge the profound impact she's had on the Fire Service College and the wider community. Her legacy inspires the team at 14forty, reminding us of the transformative power of service and dedication.