Chrissie Maher OBE
Chrissie was invited to be a councillor on the National Consumer Council (NCC) when it was created in 1975. She remained on the NCC until 1979. It was during this time she started the Salford Form Market - a project to help people fill in forms - which led to the birth of Plain English Campaign. In 1985 Chrissie was awarded the Rosemary Delbridge Memorial Trophy for her campaigning activities.
In 1994 Chrissie received an OBE and in 1995 she was awarded an honorary MA by Manchester University. Two years later, she received an honorary doctorate from the Open University. And in 1999 she officially joined the 'establishment' when she was listed in Who's Who.