The CAA’s head of Atol and crisis management Andy Cohen has been awarded an MBE for services to aviation in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Cohen is one of three recipients from the CAA, with head of airline licensing David Kendrick and chief medical officer Sally Evans also receiving MBEs, the latter for services to aviation medicine.

Cohen said: “Congratulations really go to both CAA colleagues and industry partners who have always been there with me doing amazing things.”

Diana Owen, former director of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, was awarded an OBE for services to culture and tourism.

Norman Springford, former executive chairman of Apex Hotels, received the same honour for services to the Scottish tourism industry.

Further MBEs went to Moira Henderson, owner of self-catering property The Rings, for services to accessible tourism in Fife, John Mathers, proprietor of Newforge House guesthouse, for services to hospitality and tourism in Northern Ireland, and Stephen Bird, head of heritage for Bath and North East Somerset Council, for services to museums, heritage and tourism.

Alistair Handyside, chairman of the South West Tourism Alliance, received the same honour for voluntary service to the tourism sector in the south west.