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Other honours were awarded to Parmajit Bassi, Chairman of
private investment company Bond Wolfe, who receives a CBE for services to Business and to
the Community in the West Midlands. He is an acknowledged role-model
for aspiring entrepreneurs who has encouraged inclusion into the
business community of other British Sikhs and there is a CBE for Dr George Daniels,
Master Watchmaker from the Isle of Man, who has had a monumental
influence on world horology. Examples of his work are displayed in the
Helen Fraser, former managing director of Penguin UK also receives a CBE, along with Lucian Grainge, the chairman and chief executive of Universal Music Group International and Rodney Cousens,
the chief executive of Codemasters, one of the leading computer games
developers in the country, making games for Wii and PlayStation.
There is an OBE for Woon Yip, founder of the UK’s
foremost importer of oriental foodstuffs. He is also a generous
benefactor of charities and community projects.
OBEs also go to Big Issue chairman Nigel Kershaw, Café Spice Namasté chief executive Cyrus Todiwala, fashion designer Amanda Wakeley
There are MBEs for a wide variety of people, including for Ian Millar, an innovative sheep and arable farmer in Scotland who has worked for the benefit of the livestock industry as a whole. Rose Gray and Lady Rogers, the Co-Founders of the River Café and leading figures in the London restaurant scene also receive MBEs as does Cath Kidston, one of the most influential and original designers to emerge from the UK in recent years.