Somerset pier owners recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours
A philanthropist, brother and sister pier owners and a designer are among those from Somerset honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Six people in the county have been appointed OBEs and eight receive MBEs.
Executive chairman of Wessex Water, Colin Frank Skellett, has become an OBE for services to WaterAid and business.
Somerset businessman Kerry Michael and his sister Michelle Michael have become MBEs for services to the restoration of Weston-super-Mare's pier.
They bought the quarter-of-a-mile-long Grand Pier in February 2008.
But six months after it changed hands, it was destroyed by fire.'Completely unexpected'
It took a £51m investment and two years to rebuild the Grand Pier, which finally reopened to the public in October 2010.
Mr Michael said: "To be recognised and honoured for our work in rebuilding the Grand Pier is very humbling and was completely unexpected.
"After the fire the main aim was to get the Grand Pier up and running as soon as possible. It is an iconic landmark and has huge importance for the whole town."
Emma Hill, creative director of fashion company Mulberry, is made an MBE for services to the British Fashion Industry.
Ms Hill, who joined Mulberry in March 2008, won Best Accessories Designer at the 2011 Elle Style Awards and Best Designer Brand at the 2010 British Fashion Awards.
Her firm is opening a second factory in Somerset to cope with demand.
Also included on the Honours list were Bonnie Dean, chief executive of Bristol and Bath Science Park, and Colin Irwin John Hamilton Drummond, chief executive of Viridor Waste, who have both been appointed OBEs for services to technology and innovation.
Others being appointed OBEs include Catherine Christie, South West director of Young People's Learning Agency; philanthropist Robert Andrew Fletcher for charitable services in Bath and Sally Lewis, chief executive officer of Avon and Somerset Probation Trust.
MBE recipients include Kenneth Combes, engineering site manager at the Lynx Simulator Facility at RNAS Yeovilton and Yvonne Orengo for services to the Andrew Lees Trust which manages projects in Southern Madagascar.
Roger Simon Proctor, founder and managing director of Proctor and Stevenson, is made an MBE for services to the design industry in the South West.
Others being appointed MBEs include Somerset Care Group chief executive Alyson Lynne Martin; Joanna Mary Wiesner for services to music and to the arts in Bath and Barbara Pascoe Seaton for political service.