12:48PM, Monday 17 June 2013
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.
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.
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 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.
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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