Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Brent
Miss Mei Sim Lai OBE DL
Appointed Rep DL: 2007
Of Malaysian Chinese origin, Mei Sim Lai has lived in the UK since 1970. She is the Founder & Principal of LaiPeters & Co, Chartered Accountants based in the City of London. Since the 1990s Mei Sim has held and currently holds a number of Board appointments in the private, public, City and charity & voluntary sectors. In 2011-2012 she was Master of the Worshipful Company of World Traders, the first Chinese person in the history of the City of London to be Master of a Livery Company. In 2012 Mei Sim won the Asian Women of Achievement of Awards for Public Service in 2012.
Further information about the London Borough of Brent can be found at http://www.brent.gov.uk/.
Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2020
On the 25th March 2021, Miss Mei-Sim Lai presented the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, to Joe & Seph’s Gourmet Popcorn, at their head office in Brent. Joe & Seph’s are a family business who launched in 2010 with a mission to produce the best tasting popcorn in the world, and after many years of hard work, the team we’re delighted to be recognised with a QAE award in International Trade.