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Police chief given a knighthood
Ch Con Paul Scott-Lee
Ch Con Paul Scott-Lee joined the force in 2002
The chief constable of West Midlands Police has been made a knight in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Ch Con Paul Scott-Lee, who was born in Coventry, joined the force in September 2002 from the Sussex force, which he also led.

He began his career with the former Warwickshire and Coventry Constabulary, which was amalgamated into West Midlands Police in 1974.

He said he was "delighted" and "honoured" to hear the news.

He added: "The last five years has seen crime reducing year on year but as importantly has created an environment where the public are saying they feel safer now than they did previously.

"The quality of life for the majority of people is acknowledged to be improving although I recognise there is still a long way to go."

Gun crime

Others honoured in Birmingham and the Black Country include Anita Cliff, the head teacher of Manor Primary School in Coseley, named as the country's most improved in 2005.

Birmingham's Waseem Yaqub, the former UK manager of the charity Islamic Relief, was also made an OBE.

He co-ordinated the delivery of aid to the victims of the Pakistan earthquake, which happened in 2005.

The Rt Revd Derek Webley, who has campaigned against gun crime in Birmingham, was made an MBE.

Those honoured are:

Knighthoods

  • Ch Con Paul Joseph Scott-Lee, for services to the police.

CBE

  • John Chair, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. for services to healthcare.
  • Mak Ghattaura, Managing Director, Polypack Polythene Ltd, for services to business and to the community in the West Midlands.
  • Professor Diana Green, Vice-Chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University, for services to higher education.

OBE

  • Anita Cliff, Head teacher, Manor Primary School, Coseley, for services to education
  • Dr Cathleen Mary Elliot, for services to Save the Children, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
  • Janet Butler, Divisional Director, Highways Agency, Department for Transport
  • Dr Clive Douglas Field, Lately Director of Scholarship and Collections, British Library, for services to literature
  • Professor Rita Jordan, Head of Autism Studies, University of Birmingham, for services to special needs education.
  • Professor Martin Kendall, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Birmingham.
  • Athelston Sealey, Managing Director, Canefield Ltd and Uhuru Global Trading Ltd, for services to business in the West Midlands.
  • Dawn Ward, Principal, Forest of Dean College, Gloucestershire, for services to further education and skills training.
  • Waseem Yaqub, Lately UK Manager, Islamic Relief, for charitable services.

MBE

  • Mohammed Aslam, for services to community relations in Walsall, West Midlands.
  • Andrew Bailey, Managing Director, Enterprise Data Systems Ltd, for services to business in the West Midlands.
  • Martin Blissett, Director and Chair, Afro Caribbean Millennium Centre, for services to the community in Birmingham.
  • Graham Bow, for services to the Fire and Rescue Service.
  • Alan Brandon, Director of Corporate Planning and Support, West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service, for services to local government.
  • Alan Brandon, Director of Corporate Planning and Support, West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service, for services to local government.
  • Edna Evans, Chair, Diabetes UK Voluntary Group, Birmingham Branch, for charitable services.
  • Janette Fellows JP, for services to the community in Wordsley, Sedgley and Wolverhampton.
  • Eleanor Fisher, for services to the community in Birmingham.
  • Leonard Fisherm, Chair, Greets Green New Deal for Communities Partnership, for services to the community in Sandwell.
  • Jean Harborne, Operations Manager, Jobcentre Plus, Department for Work and Pensions.
  • Susan Larkin, Manager, Redundancy Office, Birmingham, Department of Trade and Industry.
  • Kenneth Middleton, Master Armourer, Firmin and Sons, for services to the Armed Forces.
  • Leon Murray, for services to Community Relations in Telford, Shropshire and in the West Midlands.
  • Barbara Towe, Lately Executive Officer, The Pension Service, Department for Work and Pensions.
  • The Right Reverend Derek Webley, for services to community relations in Birmingham.




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