Honour recognises services to awareness of, and solutions to, pollution from noise
Chief executive of the Noise Abatement Society and Quiet Mark Gloria Elliott was presented an OBE from HRH The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace.
The honour was to recognise her services towards awareness of, and solutions to, pollution from noise.
The Noise Abatement Society was founded in 1959 by her father John Connell OBE when he realised there was no authority to turn to about noise complaints. He campaigned that excessive noise was destructive and harmful and was instrumental in helping create the Noise Abatement Act in 1960, to ensure noise became a statutory nuisance.
Now led by Gloria Elliott OBE, the society’s work helps to relieve the physical and mental distress and ill health which noise and related pollutants such as air and light disturbance cause.
Daughter of Gloria Elliott OBE, managing director of Quiet Mark Poppy Szkiler co-founded the programme with her mother in response to public complaints concerning household appliances.
The mission of Quiet Mark is to help consumers identify and buy quiet solutions for homes, workplaces and outdoor spaces, following tests and assessments of appliances.
Over 60 global brands across 30 product categories are on board with the Quiet Mark Award, which include AEG Electrolux, Bosch, Dyson, Miele, Samsung and Whirlpool.