Richmond business and community leader recognised in King’s Honours

Marcia McLuckie with husband Dennis in their Mr Yorke’s Walled Garden, Richmond.

Richmond business and community leader Marcia McLuckie has been recognised in the King’s Birthday Honours.

Marcia, the current vice-chair and former chair of the Original Richmond Business and Tourism Association, has become a Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).

The recognition is for services for the environment and to the community in Richmond.

In 2018, Marcia prepared the town’s submission for the Great British High Street Awards in 2018, which it was ultimately shortlisted in the champion high street category.

She was a key figure in the the town’s entry to the 2019 Yorkshire in Bloom Awards where it won a silver gilt award.

In 2021, Marcia was heavily involved in the town’s 950th anniversary celebrations.

Marcia and husband Dennis run a holiday cottage business in the town.

They are the custodians of Mr York’s Walled Garden, a garden in the town’s Cravengate which they open every year to raise money for local charities.

The garden was built in around 1746 by John Yorke to celebrate the Duke of Cumberland’s victory over Bonnie Prince Charlie at the Battle of Culloden.

Marcia said she “totally, totally shocked” when she was told she had been recognised in the King’s Honours.

“I feel really privileged to have this kind of recognition and very grateful to all the people who have helped and supported what we’ve done in the town.”

Marcia said she tried to be a big advocate of small businesses.

“I think they are really important to have thriving small businesses to help keep them alive.

“Not everyone wants to work for a big conglomerate and it’s important they have the opportunity to run their own business.”

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  1. Marcia thoroughly deserved the recognition for her constant hard work in Richmond Yorkshire well done 👏

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