New Year Honour for Smethwick’s Gurinder Singh Josan
Gurinder Singh Josan from Smethwick in the West Midlands has
been recognised by the Queen and awarded a CBE for Political
Mr Josan has been a tireless campaigner against racism, a major
supporter of the role of Sikhs in British society and has worked on
countless community projects in Smethwick and around the
Gurinder is also a member of the Police and Crime Commissioner's
Strategic Policing and Crime Board that scrutinises West Midlands
Gurinder has been involved in anti-extremism and anti-racism
work since the early 1990s and is a Trustee of the HOPE not Hate
Gurinder is also a member of the National Executive Committee of
Sikh Council UK and a governor and trustee at several schools
across the Midlands.
Gurinder Singh Josan CBE said,
"This is a huge surprise, but a real honour. I'm really looking
forward to going to the palace to collect my CBE with my
Gurinder served as a councillor on Sandwell Council from 2002 to
2010 and has previously been a Trustee of the Guru Nanak Gurdwara
in Smethwick - one of Europe's largest and oldest Sikh Temples.
Mr Josan also still helps to run a family plumbing business in
his local area.