In the Queen’s birthday honours, John Lewis managing director Andy Street was awarded a CBE for services to economic growth and for chairing the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership.
A CBE also went to Dr Lena Wilson, chief executive of Scottish Enterprise, for services to economic development in Scotland. The promotional body Textile Scotland is part of Scottish Enterprise.
Deidre (Dids) MacDonald, co-founder and chief executive officer of membership organisation Anti Copying In Design (Acid), which protects designers’ intellectual property rights, received an OBE for her services to the design industry.
MBEs went to: knitwear designer Debbie Bliss for services to hand knitting and the craft industry; founder and chief executive of online styling app Snap Fashion Jenny Griffiths for digital innovation in the fashion industry; Helen Hoyte, historian of Norwich shawls from the 19th century, for services to textile heritage; Blair MacNaughton, seventh-generation managing director of Perth-based MacNaughton Holdings, for services to tartan-weaving and kilt-making in Scotland; and Christine Wilkinson, a former lecturer in textile technology at Huddersfield Polytechnic, for services to the textiles industry.