New Lord Lieutenant becomes a Somerset Day Patron

Mr Mohammed Saddiq, recently appointed as His Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Somerset, is to become a Patron of Somerset Day.

Mr Saddiq is an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers, Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He has held senior engineering and management positions in the water and waste industry over the past 20 years. He is passionate about sustainability and caring for the environment.

Mr Saddiq has many charitable interests and set up a partnership with Wessex Water and The Prince's Trust to mentor young people in difficult circumstances into employment.

Mr Saddiq, 52, lives in Midford, near Bath, with his wife Paula and five children.

Mr Saddiq wants to use the position to engage with and support the business community and voluntary sector in Somerset and joins existing Somerset Day Patrons Mrs Anne Maw CVO, His Grace the Duke of Somerset DL; The Rt Revd Michael Beasley, Bishop of Bath and Wells; The Rt Rev Ruth Worsley, Bishop of Taunton; Michael Eavis CBE, Clinton Rogers DL and Edward Bayntun-Coward DL.

Said Founder of Somerset Day, Nigel Muers-Raby, “We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Mohammed as a Patron. He wants the Lieutenancy to contribute to the sense of pride and place that is enjoyed by many people in Somerset and he shares our passion in his desire to support Somerset’s communities, organisations and independent businesses”.