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Old Aloysian Maurice Taylor has been appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the New Years 2016 Honours List for services to business and charity.
A former pupil of St Aloysius College, Mr Taylor is the founder of Chardon Trading which owns and operates six hotels throughout Scotland and the multi award-winning La Bonne Auberge brasserie in Glasgow.
Commenting on the award of his CBE, Mr Taylor said:
“I’m thrilled to bits. Of all the awards and honours I’ve been fortunate enough to have been presented with over the years, the CBE is one in which I will take particular pride”
In 2015, Mr Taylor, who started his career as a night porter at the Turnberry Hotel, was also presented with Glasgow’s Inspiring City 2015 Lifetime Achievement award.
This award recognises individuals, businesses and organisations that have gone beyond the call of duty to encourage, mentor and support investment and growth in Glasgow, dedicating their time to the development of the city and its people.
Maurice Taylor recently helped St Aloysius’ College and St Aloysius Parish purchase a new Organ for St Aloysius Church which was named the Taylor Family Organ in recognition of his contribution.
The Taylor Family Organ was unveiled by Archbishop Philip Tartaglia at a special Mass of Dedication in St Aloysius Church.
Reflecting on the donations from Maurice and others which made the purchase of the Taylor Family Organ possible, Head Master Mr Browne, said,
“We are deeply grateful to the Taylor Family for their generous contribution, as we are to all those who have supported the installation of this magnificent instrument – both from the College and the Parish.
As we develop links around the city, we also intend to work with organ students from the Royal Conservatoire for teaching recitals and masterclasses, thereby maintaining a living tradition of expert organ playing in Glasgow.”