New Years Honour for Hexagon MD

Brendon Cross, MD of Hexagon Business Centres, has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours list for ‘services to disabled people’. The British Empire Medal recognises the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom.

Brendon Cross

Brendon, who is also MD of STL Communications and Vice President of the charity SpecialEffect, is the founder and energy behind the Twin Town Challenge. The event, which sees cars costing £500 drive from Witney to Le Touquet for a weekend of fun challenges, was held in 2014 and 2016 and has already raised over £500,000 for SpecialEffect.

SpecialEffect gives people with physical disabilities access to technology to play games and interact with friends and family. Brendon’s support for the charity goes far beyond organising the Twin Town Challenge and has included bucket shaking and walking on fire as well as raising its profile with businesses, both locally in West Oxfordshire and in the communications industry.

There is no better way to start our 10th year than with this fantastic news which is so richly deserved. Brendon and his entire family are dear friends of SpecialEffect and their friendship and support has had a life changing impact for the people we help.
Dr Mick Donegan, SpecialEffect Founder and CEO
I am truly humbled and honoured to accept this award on behalf of the Twin Town Challenge and all of the SpecialEffect family, many of whom have dedicated their lives to helping severely disabled young people.