Top entrepreneurs awarded in Queen's birthday honours list

Services to enterprise accounted for 12% of the awards, as those who are doing their upmost to encourage and generate new businesses in the UK were recognised. Here are five from the list who were all included in the honours list.

Emma Jones, serial entrepreneur, author and co-founder of Start-up Britain - MBE

Emma Jones launched her first business at 27 and sold it at 30. She went on to launch Enterprise Nation as a small business community, which now has over 75,000 members who benefit from accessing online content, books/eBooks/kits, funding and events. She has authored a number of business books including, Spare Room StartUp, Working 5 to 9, Go Global and The StartUp Kit.

Charles Dunstone, founder and chairman of Carphone Warehouse - Knighthood

Charles Dunstone launched Carphone Warehouse 23 years ago with just £6,000 savings after dropping out of business school at Liverpool University. He grew the businesses from a small flat in Marleybone to become Europe's largest independent mobile phone retailer with 1,700 stores. He will receive a knighthood.

Timothy and Judith Kemp, founders of Firmdale Hotels - MBE

Husband and wife Timothy and Judith Kemp founded Firmdale Hotels in 1985. They started with one hotel in Dorset Square and have built the buiness to feature seven hotels in London and one in New York.

Brian Winterflood, founder of Winterflood Securities - MBE

Winterflood Securities is one of the leading liquidity providers and market makers in London launched by Brian Winterflood in 1988. Winterflood started his career in the City as a messenger in 1953 and has risen to become one of the most respected businessman in the stockmarket.

Olufemi BOLA, director, Employability and Student Enterprise, University of East London - MBE

Olufemi Bola was recognised for playing a key role in helping to equip students with the skills to start their own business. Throughout her career she has inspired students to think about enterprise and has no doubt, boosted the UK's economy in the process.

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