Queen's birthday honours 2013 includes Laurie Holloway

Queen's birthday honours 2013 includes Laurie Holloway

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Francis Batt

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Queen's birthday honours 2013 includes Laurie Holloway

The Queen's birthday honours list for 2013 has included a famous musician, a charity fundraiser and a director of music at the Chapel Royal.


Musician Laurie Holloway has been made an MBE for services to music
Musician Laurie Holloway has been made an MBE for services to music. The Bray resident is a co-founder of the Montgomery Holloway Music Trust, which runs a summer school for aspiring musicians set up with his wife, the late singer Marion Montgomery. He is one of the country's leading arrangers as well as a composer who has worked with some of the most famous singers in Britain and America.

Andrew James Clifford has been awarded an OBE. He is business advisor and head of the charity and education team at Baker Tilly Chartered Accountants in Colnbrook, responsible for attracting investment into charities and the voluntary sector.


Oliver Barrett, co-founder of Start-Up Britain and founder of Make your Mark with a Tenner has been made an MBE for services to business. He is based in Cookham.

Clive Francis Dickens from Iver is senior technical engineer for Thames Water. He has been awarded the MBE for services to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.


David Jones, from the anti-kidnap and extortion unit, serious and organised crime agency has been awarded an MBE for services to law and order. He is based in Slough.


Johanna Raffan, Founder Director for NACE, has been made an MBE

Johanna Magreta Raffan from Maidenhead has been made an MBE. She founded the National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE) in 1983. It specialises in working with schools and teachers to improve learning for able learners.

The former headteacher, who has experience in Australia, Asia and America as well as in Europe is also the secretary for the European Council for High Ability (ECHA) and a UK delegate to the World Council for Gifted and Talented.


Richard John Furstenheim, the organist and director of music at Windsor's Chapel Royal in Windsor Great Park was made a member of the Royal Victorian Order (RVO).

Ian Charles Watmore, gamekeeper at the Crown Estate was awarded the RVM (Royal Victorian Medal).


Mark Welford,  team leader of the landscape unit, Crown Estate was awarded the RVM (Royal Victorian Medal).


Jennifer Ann Taylor has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to the community in Maidenhead and to education in Kenya through the Kazi Mingi Foundation.

The foundation was set up in 1997 and its first project led to the construction of the KipKeino Primary School in Eldoret  Kenya which now schools 300 children. The foundation is now working to complete a boy's boarding high school.

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