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Facebook, John Lewis, Universal Music and Tangerine PR execs feature on Queen's Birthday Honours list


By Natalie Mortimer | N/A

June 13, 2015 | 2 min read

Execs from companies including Facebook, John Lewis, Universal Music and Tangerine PR lead a string of honours recognising high profile business figures in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Facebook's European chief Nicola Mendelsohn and co-chair of the Creative Industries Council received a CBE for her services to the creative industries, while John Lewis managing director Andy Lewis was honoured for services to the West Midlands economy.

CBE's also went to Ed Richards, the former head of Ofcom and Max Hole, chairman of Universal Music. Sandy Lindsay, founder and chair of Tangerine PR and The Juice Academy, received an MBE for her services to business and young people.

Meanwhile, Reading Room CEO Margaret Manning was awarded an OBE for Digital Exports to Singapore.

A host of entrepreneurs were also recognised, with MBEs awarded to Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent, the founders of restaurant chain Leon, for services to food following their Government report on school meals. Bebo founder Michael Birch received an OBE on the overseas list.

Meanwhile Laura Bates founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, was awarded a BEM (British Empire Medal) for services to gender equality.

Topping the famous faces on the list were comedian Lenny Henry and singer-songwriter Van “the Man” Morrison who both received knighthoods.

American actor Kevin Spacey received an honorary knighthood for services to international culture. He was joined by fellow actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne who received a CBE and OBE respectively.

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