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Saeed Atcha MBE


Saeed Atcha MBE at 22 years old, is the youngest charity CEO to lead a charity to receive Her Majesty the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. When Saeed was 15 he set up one of Britain’s only charities created and managed by and for young people, Xplode Magazine. Saeed’s leveraged the Xplode publication to serve a training platform for thousands of young people to develop skills in media, business and employability – bridging social good, productivity and leisure activities to foster a promising future. Alongside this, Saeed is working towards a masters degree in Public Relations and Marketing. Saeed was awarded an MBE in the 2019 New Year Honour’s List for services to young people and the community in Greater Manchester.

Whilst working and studying, Saeed is a trustee of Young Manchester and Beacon Bolton Counselling and holds a number of ceremonial and ambassadorial roles with the Royal Commonwealth Society and One Young World. Saeed was also an expert advisor to the Government’s review on Full-Time Social Action.

Speaking about his appointment Saeed said: I’m absolutely thrilled that I’ve been chosen to fly the flag for young people! More than ever before, we’re ready to take on an active part in improving our communities and it really motivates me that a charity at the heart of creating opportunities for young people has young people on its board. I can’t wait to get stuck in