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Birmingham City Councillor receives MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

A congratulations comes from Car Hire Birmingham Airport to those who received honours from the Queen in her latest Honours list. 

An MBE has been awarded to the assistant director of culture at Birmingham City Council by the Queen in her Birthday Honours, for services to libraries. Brian Gambles joined Birmingham Library Services in 1987 and said, “I’m absolutely thrilled. I almost regard it more as recognition for the Library of Birmingham. Over 5,000 people have worked one way or another creating the library and it just gives you a tremendous warm glow when you experience the reaction of visitors.”

Another person on the list of Honours was Sir David Eastwood, the vice-chancellor of the University of Birmingham, who received a knighthood for his services to higher education.

Ed Smith, pro-chancellor and chairman of the University of Birmingham Council, said, “I am delighted for David, his family, and our university with this recognition of his huge contribution to higher education throughout his working life. I know all of my colleagues on council and across our excellent university will join with many others in universities and beyond academe in the West Midlands, the UK and across the world to congratulate David on this most well deserved honour.”

Also inspirational teenager Stephen Sutton was awarded an MBE in recognition for his services to fundraising and services to Teenage Cancer Trust. He originally set a target of £10,000, but managed to his the £4 million mark.