The Fairhomes Gibraltar team is very proud to announce that our Chairman, Gregory Butcher was made an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours list, for services to the Economy and Charitable Work in Gibraltar.

Gregory is an accomplished entrepreneur with many different operations in various sectors; we benefit greatly from this in our part of the business, with out of the box thinking and solution-oriented approaches to the work we’re involved in. With our Head Office in Gibraltar, our group has been the leading mixed-use real estate developer for the past 20 years, transforming Gibraltar’s skyline with landmark projects, such as the Ocean Village & Marina Bay resort and marinas and World Trade Center Gibraltar, being delivered. We have also been a leading light in vegan and vegetarian cosmetic skincare, offering diverse and game-changing products to our customers in this space, amongst many other innovative pursuits.

On receiving the award, our Chairman Gregory stated the following:

“It’s an immense honour to receive this OBE. Thank you.

Trying to be an entrepreneur has never been easy, but it has been an unforgettable journey. I can’t forget the challenges faced starting my first business and running my second one from my kitchen whilst at university; and the failures as well as the excitement and motivation that came with the occasional success.

As the years have passed, I am grateful to my colleagues that these businesses have grown into large multi-national operations.  The challenges continue, but I am also pleased to say that the motivation and excitement also burns bright. I am now also fortunate enough to have time to reflect and to focus an increasing amount of my time and resources on supporting important charitable initiatives, with a look to instilling positive change and meaningful development in these initiatives.

Since arriving here over twenty years ago, Gibraltar has very much become my home and several years ago, I was very honoured to receive my “red card”. The palpable feeling of common purpose in Gibraltar, akin to something you would feel in a big family, is unique and is a real asset to us all. It has been in abundance throughout the COVID pandemic, and it is felt again when we together face the challenges of Gibexit

I am grateful for this honour, and I feel that it is something that is just as much a result of my colleagues, and the collective success for us all in Gibraltar, as it is for myself, personally.”