Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Silver Surfers' Day founder Emma Solomon becomes OBE

Emma Solomon
Image caption Emma Solomon said she was "stunned but delighted" by her honour

The founder of Silver Surfers' Day has been appointed OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Emma Solomon, from Hampshire, Digital Unite managing director, was recognised for services to digital inclusion.

Other county residents honoured include Dr Michael McCafferty, the head of Counter Terrorism and UK Operational Policy, who becomes a CBE.

Kim Carter, a Portsmouth Hospital nurse who specialises in blood clots, is appointed MBE for services to nursing.

Anne Marley, head of Children's Youth and School Library Services at Hampshire County Council, becomes an MBE for services to local government.

Ms Solomon started Digital Unite in 1996 to help give people access to the internet and digital technology.

The company launched the Silver Surfers' Day campaign in 2002. It helps enable local organisations to support elderly people to get online.

She said of her honour: "I was fairly stunned but I'm delighted and really proud.

"It's just amazing to get the recognition for the work that we do."