Purplebricks founder Kenny Bruce receives MBE in Honours List

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Purplebricks founder Kenny Bruce receives MBE in Honours List previous nextAgencies & PeoplePurplebricks founder Kenny Bruce receives MBE in Honours ListGong has been given not for his estate agency work, but for the considerable funds and effort he’s put into saving his home football team, Larne.Nigel Lewis12th October 202002,087 Views Kenny Bruce, the co-founder of Purplebricks, is one of two major property industry figures to be given gongs over the weekend in the Queen’s Honours List.Bruce, the younger brother of Purplebricks co-founder Michael Bruce, is to receive an MBE for services to charity and his work supporting Larne Football Club in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.Tony Gallagher, one of the UK’s leading property developers, is to receive a knighthood for services to land and property development.Bruce has employed a significant proportion of the wealth he derived from Purplebricks to fund Larne Football Club in his boyhood home town, transforming it from a struggling Irish backwater team into one of Norther Ireland’s highest-profile squads.New playersThis has included funds to buy new players, two new stands for its stadium, a youth football academy and a regular gate of 1,000.Since the Bruce brothers made controversial exits form Purplebricks, Kenny has also been busy helping launch a charity, Agents Together, that offers free business and life coaching to agents.He is also a director of Boomin, the much-anticipated property portal he and his brother have promised will launch this month, but has yet to make an announcement.Tony Gallagher (left) rose to fame as one of the UK’s most high-profile land buyers and developers and his former company Gallagher Estates, was sold for over £500 million in 2017 and is now known as L&Q Estates.He has been a significant donor to the Conservative party and hosted David Cameron’s 50th birthday party at his mansion in Oxfordshire, and in 2015 he gave more than half a million pounds to the Tories.Read more about Kenny.Kenny Bruce MBE Honours list property industry honours Tony Gallagher L&Q Estates Purplebricks Kenny Bruce October 12, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more