The New Year’s Honours List 2016


Several people in property have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list.

  • Entrepreneur Jack Petchey received a knighthood. He has invested £100m in to helping young people in East London and Essex succeed, often against the odds. Petchey recently sold Lookers car dealership and his timeshare business, Petchey Leisure to invest in residential and industrial property.
  • Simon Dow, Group Chief Executive of the Guinness Partnership receives a CBE for services to Housing and Homeless People.
  • Fiona Alfred, executive director of the Association of Women in Property, was awarded an OBE for services to women in the property and construction industry. The Association of Women in Property is a well renowned industry voice.
  • Ros Kerslake, chief executive of The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, was also awarded an OBE for services to British heritage. The Prince’s Regeneration Trust’s Middleport Pottery project, has received nine awards since opening in June 2014.
  • Paul Tennant, Chief Executive Officer of Orbit received an OBE for services to housing.
  • Sinead Butters, Chief Executive of Aspire Group received a MBE for services to housing.
  • Stuart Chapman, Development Manager at Walsall Tenants and Residents Federation received a MBE for services to tenants in Walsall, West Midlands.
  • Brian Doick, President of the National Association for Park Home Residents received a MBE for services to the Park Home Industry.
  • Frogmore chief executive Paul White, received a MBE for his services to charity and has contributed personally or through his contacts over £2m.
  • Alice Lester, Programme Manager at Planning Advisory Service was awarded a MBE for services to planning.
  • Katrina Robinson, Solicitor and Head of Legal Services at Viridian Housing and Chair of the Tenancy Fraud Forum received a MBE for services to social housing.
  • Malcolm Sharp, independent planning consultant and former President of the Planning Officers Society, received a MBE for services to town and country planning in England.
  • Fay Edwards, Chair of the Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation received a BEM for services to the community in Kensington and Chelsea, London.
  • Rita Jones, Secretary of The Trees Estate Residents’ Association was awarded a BEM for services to the community in Stretford, Greater Manchester.
  • Hazel Turay received a BEM for services to the community in Tulse Hill, London.
  • Sheila Whitty, a Circle Housing Board Member, receives a BEM for services to the community in Surrey.

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