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The Queen’s New Year Honours list celebrates people in the UK who have made significant contributions to society, whether that be for services to charity, sport, business, and more.
This year’s list includes several well-known figures from across the advertising, marketing, and media industries.
Scroll down to find out who received honours this year:
Cartoonist Peter Brookes
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Brookes is a 73-year-old political cartoonist whose work appears in newspapers and magazines including The Times, New Statesman, and The Spectator.
He received a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for services to the media.
Jeremy Sinclair, chairman of M&C Saatchi
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Sinclair was one of the founders of advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi and has been working in the industry for more than 50 years. He became founding director of London-based M&C Saatchi in 1995, which now claims to be the biggest independent creative agency network in the world.
M&C Saatchi works with clients including Ikea, Natwest, HBO, Lexus, and Carlsberg.
In 2012 Sinclair published the book “Brutal Simplicity Of Thought.”
He received a CBE for services to advertising.
Kathryn Jacob, CEO of Pearl & Dean
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Jacob leads Pearl & Dean, the cinema advertising contractor.
She joined the company in 2006 from SMG Access, where she was managing director.
Outside of the day job, Jacob is a former president and member of Women in Advertising and Communications London (WACL),and sits on the board of the Advertising Association.
She was awarded an OBE (Officer for the Order of the British Empire) for services to the promotion of equality and diversity.
Alison Kervin, sports editor at The Mail on Sunday
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In 2013, Kervin became the first female sports editor of a UK national newspaper when she joined the Mail on Sunday.
She was formerly chief sports feature writer for The Times and before that she was a sports interview for The Daily Telegraph.
She also edited the London 2012 Olympics programme, has written a biography about former rugby player Sir Clive Woodward, and co-wrote autobiographies with British Olympian Denise Lewis and former England rugby players Phil Vickery and Jason Leonard.
Kervin was awarded an OBE for services to sports journalism.
Caroline Taylor, vice president for global marketing and communications at IBM
Taylor is based in IBM’s London office and leads the sales and distribution teams responsible for marketing and communications across seven geographical regions.
She is also an executive sponsor for gender diversity for IBM in the UK; a director and trustee of the Oasis Charitable Trust and a chair of the board of trustees of Stop the Traffic.
Taylor joined IBM in 1997, having spent six years in sales and marketing roles in the independent software sector.
She was awarded an OBE for services to marketing, diversity, and the prevention of human trafficking.
Jonathan Agnew, broadcaster
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Agnew is a sports broadcaster and has spent 26 seasons as the BBC’s cricket correspondent.
He was a former professional cricketer, who bowled for Leicestershire, won three test caps for England, and played in three one day internationals.
Agnew received an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for services to broadcasting.
Imran Amed, founder, CEO, and editor-in-chief of The Business of Fashion
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The Business of Fashion started out as a blog written from former McKinsey management consultant Amed’s sofa but has now grown to become one of the fashion industry’s most influential titles.
The Business of Fashion raised a seed round in 2013, followed by a Series A round in 2015 for an undisclosed amount, with participation investors including Felix Capital, Index Ventures, LVMH, and Carmen Busquets.
Amed is also an associate lecturer at Central St Martin’s College of Fashion and Design and has been named in British GQ’s list of the 100 most influential men in Britain, Fast Company’s list of the most creative people in business, and Wired UK’s list of the most influential digital figures.
He received an MBE for services to fashion.
Karen Fraser, director of the Advertising Association
Fraser is the director of Credos, the advertising industry’s think tank, which produced the high-profile “Advertising Pays” reports, demonstrating how much the sector contributes to the UK’s economy.
Other important Credos reports have included its contribution to “The Bailey Review,” which looked into the commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood; “The Whole Picture,” on the portrayal of people from ethnic minorities in advertising; and the “Pretty as a Picture” report that looked into advertising and body confidence.
Fraser is also the Advertising Association’s strategy director. Prior to joining the Advertising Association in 2010, Fraser was the founder of the Ethical Reputation Index, which tracked the corporate ethical reputations of companies.
She was awarded an MBE for services to diversity and equality in the advertising industry.
Terry Jones, founder of i-D
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Jones founded the street style fashion magazine i-D in 1980 and is credited for having an astute eye for talent spotting and starting and boosting the careers of many successful creatives, such as Dylan Jones, who went on to edit GQ and fashion writer Caryn Franklin.
i-D Group was acquired by Vice Group in 2012.
In 2013, Jones and his wife Tricia received the “Outstanding Achievement Award” at the British Fashion Awards.
Jones was awarded with an OBE for services to fashion and popular culture.
Les Ratcliffe, head of community relations at Jaguar Land Rover
Ratcliffe joined Jaguar in 1973 after five years serving in the army. He first began working in production and also worked in assembly development before becoming a manager of community relations in 1998.
He’s now head of community relations, responsible for corporate governance and social responsibility at the automaker. Under Ratcliffe’s leadership, Jaguar Land Rober now has a community programme that contributes more than £1.4 million per year back to the community.
Ratcliffe was awarded with an MBE for services to business, education, and the community.
Peter Dazeley, photographer
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Dazeley, whose parents also both received MBEs, is an award-winning photographer.
He is known for shooting still life, people, lifestyle, advertising, and fine art.
Dazeley was awarded an MBE for services to photography and charity.
Tony Halmos, former director of public relations at the City of London Corporation
Halmos stepped down from his role as director of public relations at the City of London corporation in 2015, after 21 years at the organisation.
He is now director of the commission on London at King’s College’s Policy Institute.
Halmos was awarded an MBE for his services to the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, which took place in 2015.