Birthday Honours

Tunnock, Crerar and Docherty among Queen’s honours

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Lorne Crerar is among those honoured


Business leaders were among those recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours with confectioner Boyd Tunnock receiving a knighthood for services to business and charity.

The lawyer Prof Lorne Crerar, the chief executive of bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis, Colin Robertson, and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce CEO, Stuart Patrick, are appointed CBE. Data science leader Gillian Docherty of the Data Lab, (pictured below), received an OBE and there is a knighthood for the MP Brian Donohoe.

Shelley Kerr, coach of the Scotland national football team is appointed an MBE, as is the broadcaster Shereen Nanjiani and the former MEP Catherine Stihler.

Gillian Docherty at Datafest17 - 2Sir Boyd created Tunnock’s Tea Cake in 1956. Now 86 and with over 550 employees and a turnover of £52 million, he still spends most days on the factory floor. He has also made a significant contribution to charities, including the Kilt Walk, the STV Children’s Appeal and the 2011 International Children’s Games

Carolyn Fairbairn, the first female director general of the Confederation of British Industry, becomes a Dame, as does the sculptor Rachel Whiteread.

From the world of entertainment, Olivia Colman is appointed a CBE and the singer  Alfie Boe receives an OBE as do fellow musicians Elvis Costello and former frontman of The Undertones Feargal Sharkey.

Among others honoured are:

OBE: George Bell (Bell Group), Margaret Berry (WEConnect International), James Beveridge (Master blender, Johnnie Walker), Christopher Dorman (Coherent Scotland), Brian Duffin (Debt Management), Gillian Docherty (The Data Lab), Robert Gourlay (food and drink industry), Catherine Stihler (former MEP),

MBE: Bryan Armstrong (journalism), Shireen Chambers (Forestry), Jacqueline Dankworth (musician), Shelly Kerr (Scotland women’s football team), Janet MacGregor (HMRC), John Mackin (Credit Unions of Glasgow), Shereen Nanjiani (broadcasting), Susan Peters (customer Adviser, Aviva), John Reid (Dept Work and Pensions).


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