Queen's birthday honours for Lancashire figures

This year's Queen's birthday honours list contains a handful of places for individuals who live and ply their trade in the Red Rose county.

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Burnley-born County Councillor Geoff Driver, who served as leader of Lancashire County Council between 2009 and May of this year, has been awarded a CBE for services to local government. He is also a board member of the Lancashire Economic Partnership.

Max Steinberg, currently Liverpool Vision's chief executive, was awarded a CBE. He was chief executive of Regenerate East Lancashire and Regenerate Pennine Lancashire between 2003 and 2010 and was recognised for his services to the business community.

Entrepreneur Michael Peters, chief executive of Hot 100 pharmaceutical company UPL, receives and MBE for his services to industry in the North West and charity.

Matthew McMinnies, a  journalism lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire and Guandong University of Foreign Studies, China, has been honoured for his services to the development of journalism and to charitable work in China. Meanwhile Rossendale-based Richard Morgan, chief engineer at BBC Sport, was also honoured for his work around the London 2012 Olympics.