Terry Riley, the Chief Executive of the British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust, has been awarded the OBE.

He was given the award in recognition of his career in Deaf television and many years of working with the Deaf community.

Previously the Editor of BBC2's See Hear, Terry went on to become the Chief Executive of the BSLBT, commissioning and overseeing our programmes for the past five years.

He is also the Chair of the British Deaf Association and a board member of the World Federation of the Deaf.

Following the award, there was an event attended by staff from the BSLBT, colleagues from across his career, and his family.

The Chair of the BSLBT, Ruth Griffiths, said: 

"This is a great day because with the OBE we see national recognition for Terry and all his work for Deaf television and the Deaf community. I think it marks the respect and affection that everyone who knows him feels. So many, many congratulations, Terry, for this honour which is so well deserved."

Below is a photo of the BSLBT team with Terry at his post-award event. From left to right: Sam Calder, Ruth Griffiths, Terry Riley OBE, Maggie Swinfen, Steven Wynne and Charlie Swinbourne.