Steve Hindley, Midas group chairman, has been awarded a CBE for services to the construction industry in this week’s New Year’s Honours List.

Hindley was one of several industry professionals in the list, with CBEs for representatives from Laing O’Rourke, Redrow, the Tulloch Group and the public sector.

Hindley, who is a member of Building’s editorial advisory board, said he was “delighted” with the honour.

He said: “It was a surprise, as these things always are. But the most important thing is that it reflects on what all the guys and the girls at Midas have been trying to do for the past few years.”

CBEs were given to John Savage, executive chair of Business West for his contribution to business and regeneration in the South-west, and Alistair Arkley, former chair of the Tees Valley Partnership, for services to regeneration in the North-east.

The most important thing is that it reflects on what staff at Midas have been trying to do for the past few years

Steve Hindley CBE, Midas group chairman

David Sutherland, chair of the Tulloch Group, and Anthony Edwards, head of buildings and estates management at the Home Office, also gained the honour, as did Marcus Binney, the founder and president of lobbying group Save Britain’s Heritage.

OBEs were also handed to industry figures: Robert Higgs, chief executive of the Heating and Ventilating Contractors’ Association, was honoured for services to the environment; Paul Pedley, Redrow executive deputy chairman, was recognised for services to business in Wales; and Servite Houses chair Marta Phillips gained the title for services to social housing.

OBEs also went to Peter White, former secretary of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, for services to heritage and Roy Adams, Laing O’Rourke executive director, for services to economic development. An MBE went to Pankaj Patel of Patel Taylor Architects for services to architecture.