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