Tourism bosses honoured in Queen's birthday list

Tourism bosses honoured in Queen's birthday list

The bosses of a London river cruise company and a Norfolk holiday village are among those honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Rita Beckwith, co-owner and chief executive of City Cruises, receives the OBE for services to the leisure and tourism industry and regeneration of London’s Docklands.

Tim Gardiner, vice chair of accessible tourism organisation Tourism for All receives the MBE for services to the tourism industry, as does Brian Potter, chairman of Norfolk’s Potters Leisure Resort.

Other recipients of the MBE in the tourism industry include Bruce Hewison, chairman of the Alnwick Tourism Association in Northumberland, Christopher Mason, chairman of the Clyde Maritime Trust, and Leonard O’Hagan, chairman of Belfast Harbour Commissioners.

Judith (Kit) Kemp and Tim Kemp, both of Firmdale Hotels, receives MBEs for services to the hotel industry and charity.

Daniel Hawkes, the Civil Aviation Authority’s avionics systems specialist, receives the OBE for services to aviation safety.


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