Ishwer Tailor MBE JP DL

National Forum for Health and Well Being Trustee

Ishwer was for 25 years involved in business development through Lancashire County Development Ltd., the economic development arm of Lancashire County Council. He has served as a local magistrate on the Preston bench for 29 years and was awarded an MBE in 2003 for promoting good community relations. In 2004 he was made Deputy Lieutenant for Lancashire and was awarded the Honorary Fellowship of the University of Central Lancashire in 2005.

In a voluntary capacity, Ishwer has served the Hindu community of Preston since its inception. He was President of the flagship Gujarat Hindu Society Community Centre and Temple project in Preston, built at a cost of £4 million and supported by a Millennium Commission grant of £1.64 million. Overall, he has 46 years of community involvement experience and continues to serve the Society today.

Ishwer is a founder member of the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing, set up in partnership with the Gujarat Hindu Society, to create health awareness amongst the ethnic minorities in Preston and District. It has, for the last twenty years, successfully delivered health awareness programmes through Health Melas to wide range of audiences. He holds the position of Trustee and Treasurer.