Honour for RSC theatre director Michael Boyd

Michael Boyd Michael Boyd oversaw the £112m renovation project of the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon

Michael Boyd, artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, in Stratford-upon-Avon, has been honoured for his services to drama.

Mr Boyd, a Knights Bachelor, is one of several people across Coventry and Warwickshire named in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Also honoured was show jumper Nick Skelton, who was appointed OBE for his services to equestrian sport.

Voluntary workers including a special policeman have also been listed.

Glyn Gardner, a special constable with Warwickshire Police, was appointed MBE for services to policing while Sylvia Clare Menzies-Kitchin has been appointed MBE for her services to drama.

She is the founder of the James Menzies-Kitchin Trust, a foundation which aims to support theatre workers.

Also honoured with MBE's were Francis George Prentice for his services to the community in Stratford-upon-Avon and and Rosanne Pudden for her work with the Riding for the Disabled Association.

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