By Claire West

The 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours List is published today recognising outstanding achievement and service across the whole of the United Kingdom.

Industry and the Economy makes up 13.4% of the awards and includes a Knight Grand Cross (GBE) for Professor Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England. There are also knighthoods for Frank Chapman, Chief Executive, BG Group; for David Higgins, lately Chief Executive, Olympics Delivery Authority; and for John Peace, Chairman, Standard Chartered Bank.

CBEs include Justin King, Chief Executive, J Sainsbury plc, for services to the Retail Industry, and Penny Hughes, the first female President of the Advertising Association.

OBEs include Dr Sophie Churchill, Chief Executive of the National Forest Company, a powerful ambassador for the forest and its values; and to Christopher Schultheiss the owner and Chief Executive of Supperletter.com, the acclaimed e-postal system for members of the British Service community deployed overseas.

There are MBEs for a wide variety of people, including Mark and Maria Whitehead, Directors of the Hawkshead Relish Company, for services to the Food Industry in Cumbria.