Ethics partner Tom McMorrow from RSM’s Grangemouth office has been recognised in the New Year’s Honours List 2018 with an MBE in the military division for his work in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (Training).
Tom has dedicated over 15 years supporting the Air Training Corps (ATC) - starting off as a civilian instructor delivering training sessions to cadets aged between 12-18 years old, and more recently taking on a project role to roll out key initiatives, including Flying Aces  and Apprenticeships schemes.
Both projects work with cadets and non-cadets from disadvantaged and disabled backgrounds to inspire and transform the lives of young people across Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Tom’s work with the Air Training Corps aligns closely with RSM’s longstanding partnership with The Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award charity, as the ATC is the biggest national operating authority for the DofE.
Tom McMorrow, ethics partner at RSM, said:
‘I am extremely shocked and humbled to receive an MBE for voluntary work with the Air Training Corps. The principal focus of every ATC staff member has always been supporting the kids and their aspirations.
‘It is the quintessential team effort and all our squadrons’ staff are great at putting the kids’ interest first. We take a lot of pride seeing teenagers transform into confident, well-rounded adults who can progress their own personal and career ambitions.
‘There are real synergies between the Air Training Corps’ work and our firm’s support of the DofE Award with key initiatives to support young people from underprivileged backgrounds, and I would like to thank RSM for its constant support when we were fundraising for Flying Aces.'
 Air Cadets and children from Barnardo’s, The Prince’s Trust, PLUS Stirling, LGBT Youth Scotland, Stirling Young Carers, and other children’s charities are taking part. The objective is to encourage children to think, ‘If I can fly an aeroplane, is there anything in life I can’t do?’