The artistic director of the RSC is among many from the Midlands who have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Queen's Birthday Honours in Worcestershire
Queen's Birthday Honours in Birmingham and the Black Country
Geoffrey Hopkinson from Walton-on-the-Hill near Stafford has become the first person to receive a Queen's Birthday Honour for Beekeeping.
The 84-year-old said he first developed a love of beekeeping in 1948 when he helped his cousin move some bees while on leave from the Army.
The Chief Nursing Officer of The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust says she is "humbled" to be awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Cheryl Etches, who is from Wombourne in Staffordshire, has been in the role at the Trust for seven years. The Trust says she has been "instrumental" in turning around the hospital in Wolverhampton to become one of the highest performing NHS Trusts in the West Midlands and nationally.
– Cheryl Etches, Chief Nursing Officer of The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust
“I am very humbled to accept this honour and feel it recognises the efforts of many staff at The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust who work tirelessly to deliver good quality care to the people who we serve.”
The Director of Symphony Hall in Birmingham says he is "immensely proud" after being awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours. It comes in the year Symphony Hall celebrates its 21st anniversary.
Andrew Jowett was appointed Director in 1988 - three years before Symphony Hall opened.
Andrew Jowett said “I am immensely proud to receive this honour for leading Town Hall and Symphony Hall Birmingham and it is particularly appropriate this year when Symphony Hall is celebrating its 21st anniversary.
Running these two world renowned concert halls is an absolute joy and privilege and, in accepting this honour, I do so on behalf of everyone who has helped make them a major force on the national and international music scene, connecting over half a million people to music every year.”