Queen's Birthday Honours list for Gloucestershire

An author, a filmmaker and a vicar are among those from Gloucestershire named in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Four people in the county have been appointed OBE and five appointed MBE.

Michael John Howard Sterling is being made a knight for his services to higher education, science and engineering.

Caroline Norbury, chief executive of Creative England, has become an MBE for her services to the UK film industry.

Ms Norbury, who established South West Screen before becoming CEO of Creative England, said she was "surprised" by the announcement.

"I'm incredibly proud and frankly slightly embarrassed because obviously the honours recognises individuals and actually there's no way I could have done what I've done without the support and the input of all of the people who have been working with me as part of my team for the last 10 years."

Others being appointed OBE include Zarin Hainsworth Fadaei, founder of Naserian, for services to women and equality; and Christopher David Morecroft, former adviser and former principal of Worcester College of Technology, for services to further education.

Also included on the Honours list were Professor Christopher John Gaskell, principal of the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, for services to veterinary medicine and agriculture and author Susan Hill for services to literature.

MBE recipients include the Reverend Celia Carter, trustee of the Seven Springs Foundation in Avening, for services to children and the community; Rebecca Benneyworth, a chartered accountant, for services to the tax profession; and Martin Johnson, former head of corporate affairs at the Quality Assurance Agency, for services to higher education.

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