Karren Brady, the former managing director of Birmingham City Football Club, has been awarded a CBE for services to entrepreneurship and women in business.
The entrepreneur still lives near Solihull despite now being the vice chair at West Ham United. She says she's proud to accept the honour in the New Year's Honours list.
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