British Empire

Ian Wright: 'very grateful' to receive the CBE

Food and Drink Federation boss gets CBE

By Michael Stones

Food and Drink Federation (FDF) boss Ian Wright has received a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) award for political and public service.

Sweet Mandarin sisters Helen (left) and Lisa Tse said receiving their MBEs was 'a massive surprise'

Dragon’s Den sisters win New Year’s honours

By Michael Stones

Chinese sauce manufacturers Helen and Lisa Tse – who started their food business with a £50,000 investment from the Dragons’ Den TV programme – have each been awarded a Member of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year’s honours list.

Hot favourite: Wade Lyn, boss of ethnic foods business Cleone Foods, was awarded a CBE for services to the business community.

Food and drink leaders in Queen’s birthday honours list

By Mike Stones

A West Midlands ethnic foods entrepreneur and the chief executive of Europe’s largest own-label ice cream manufacturer were among the food and drink business leaders recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours list last week.

Thomas Gilpin was among the food industry leaders recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list

Food industry leaders in Queen’s Birthday Honours

By Mike Stones

Food and drink business people, scientists and administrators were among those honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Here’s our selection of who was awarded which award and for what reason.


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