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Former Adnams chairman gets OBE
Simon Loftus
Simon Loftus said the honour recognised the whole workforce
The former chairman of Adnams brewery is one of several people from Suffolk recognised in the Queen's Honours list.

Simon Loftus led a business that won numerous awards for its social and environmental impact, including the Queen's Award for Enterprise.

Its centre at Reydon supports one of the biggest green roofs in Europe with solar panels providing hot water.

Mr Loftus, who becomes an OBE, said the appointment was in recognition of the work done at Adnams as a whole.

He said the business had been transformed into a value-driven and informal workplace which recognised the individual aspirations of employees.

Full honours list - Suffolk

Order of the British Empire


  • Dr Robert Royds Dickson. Oceanographic and Climate Scientist, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, DEFRA


  • Simon Piers Dominic Loftus. Formerly chairman, Adnams plc. For services to Business

  • Mrs Rosemary Margaret Varley. Formerly Regional commissioner, NHS Appointments Commission and Chair, General Optical Council


  • Euan Nicholas Allen. For services to the Suffolk Cathedral Millennium Project

  • Dr John Marcus Blatchly. Former president, Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. For services to Heritage

  • Mrs Frances Grace Bristow. For services to Education and the community in Suffolk

  • Paul Roland Firman. For services to the community in Martlesham Heath, Suffolk

  • Mrs Ida McMaster. For services to Archaeology in Essex

  • Anthony James Ratcliffe. For services to the Environment in Suffolk

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