Region’s business leaders named in New Year Honours List

Sue Tipton
X The Business Desk

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Leading business figures across the West Midlands are celebrating after being named in the 2021 Queen’s New Year Honours List.

This year’s awards go to those who have excelled in their field and are widely thought of as a recognition from their peers.

Among those named are Susan Tipton, managing director of Protocol Consultancy Services, who is awarded an MBE for services to apprenticeships and to charity in the West Midlands.

She set up Protocol Consultancy Services in 1996 as a small Midlands based apprenticeship training provider and over the last 25 years has been supportive of over 5,000 learners, engaging with over 2,500 employers and helping 2,000 NEET young people into apprenticeships or employment.

Meanwhile, Paul Morris, the founder and chief executive of Rugeley-based manufacturer Addmaster, receives an OBE for services to export.

Roland Wycherley, the chairman of Shrewsbury Town, receives an OBE for services to the town’s community.

Ron Flowers, a member of the victorious 1966 England World Cup squad, receives an OBE for services to football.

Graham Vick CBE, the founder and artistic director of the Birmingham Opera Company receives a Knighthood for services to music and to the regions.

Worcestershire-based Simon York, the director of the fraud investigation service at HMRC receives an CBE for services to countering international tax fraud.

Sally Beaumont, the former chief executive of Initiative for Social Entrepreneurs in Burton, recesives an CBE for services to social enterprise.

Asiyah Ravat, executive principal at Star Academies, receives an CBE for services to education in Birmingham.