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Human interest: Praise from Folkestone man helped by prestigious Invicta Award winner Clive Emson

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By Susan Carey

Kent County Council has awarded Shepway resident and well known auctioneer, Clive Emson the Invicta Award for his work with charities and young people.


The award was presented on 16 March at a meeting of the full council.


Paul Carter, Darren White (Folkestone resident helped by the Young Lives charity), Clive Emson, Stephen Gray CEO of Young Lives  Photo: Susan Carey


The nomination was made by KCC Leader Paul Carter who read a moving testimonial to Clive Emson from one of the young people Clive had helped.


KCC chairman Tom Gates presenting Clive Emson with the Invicta Award  Photo: Susan Carey


The Invicta award comes with a £5,000 prize to be given to the charity of the winners choice. Clive Emson chose to divide this money between three charities dealing with young people.


KCC chairman Tom Gates and Clive Emson with the cheques  Photo: Susan Carey


Among the many people congratulating Clive Emson was his local councillor, Susan Carey.


Susan said: ‘Clive Emson does so much for Kent in his promotion of business, his charitable work and also as one of our Kent Ambassadors and I’m delighted we have the Invicta award to show our appreciation of all he does.’

Top photo: Clive Emson and Susan Carey

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