Businesses from the East and West Midlands are to take part in a four-day festival at Buckingham Palace from today.
As part of a national woodland project, hundreds of trees have been planted in Rugby to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
The artistic director of the RSC is among many from the Midlands who have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
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.”