Health firm work leads to an MBE

WH 060115 Sarah Jewell, made an MBE in the New Year's Honours list
WH 060115 Sarah Jewell, made an MBE in the New Year's Honours list
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A STEYNING businesswoman has been made an MBE in the New Year’s Honours.

Sarah Jewell, who runs medical insurance firm ALC Health, based in Horsham Road, received the award for services to entrepreneurship in the medical health industry.

Mrs Jewell, from Findon, said: “I think the focus of the award comes from starting from nothing to employing around 30 people and bringing millions of pounds of revenue into the country.

“I thought it was a joke to begin with and I wouldn’t believe it until I saw the list.

“It is amazing to have this recognition and I have had so many responses from people around the world and it has been a humbling experience.”

She also founded SJA International, which she set up when deciding to go it alone in the industry last year, but has since sold her first company.