East Midlands business leaders recognised in King’s Birthday Honours

Kate Tinsley

East Midlands business leaders are among the individuals recognised in the 2024 King’s Birthday Honours.

MKM Building Supplies chief executive Kate Tinsley has been awarded an OBE for services to the construction sector and to diversity.

Elaine Clark, chief executive of Derby-based Rail Forum – a membership organisation representing 390 companies – has also received an OBE.

There are MBEs for Capital One UK chief executive Lucy-Marie Hagues, recognised her work on education and skills, and the founder of wetsuit brand HUUB, Dean Jackson.

Carole Thorogood

Further education leaders have been recognised for their service to the sector. Chesterfield College Group chief executive Julie Richards has been awarded an OBE, and Nottingham College chair Carole Thorogood received a British Empire Medal.

Thorogood said: “During my time at Nottingham College I have been supported by countless colleagues who have shared my passion for the city, for its young people and for the transformational power of further education.

“This award is testament to the collective impact of those individuals.”

Mark Simms, who has led Ilkeston-headquartered P3 Charity since 2014, and became a board member of the Charity Commission last year, receives an OBE for services to social enterprise.

Frank McArdle

Labour politician Paddy Tipping, who served for 18 years as MP for Sherwood from 1992-2010 and nine years as Nottinghamshire’s first Police and Crime Commissioner up until 2021, has been made a CBE.

Frank McArdle, who stepped down in May 2023 after nearly 25 years as chief executive of South Derbyshire District Council, has been awarded an MBE for services to local government.

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