SALE resident Paul Davidson has been awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion.

Paul is the chief executive of BBV Ltd, an enterprise and development agency which provides support and assistance to people setting up or trying to expand a business.

On a voluntary basis, Paul has given his time to the North West Leadership Forum, the National Federation of Enterprise Agencies, the Institute of Business Advisers and Bolton University.

He was also one of the founder directors of the Community Development Finance Association in 2002, an organisation which provides loans and support to small businesses in deprived communities.