Awards for Stanhope director, Argent chief executive and John Doyle chairman in New Year list

Three of the industry’s best known personalities have been recognised in the Queen’s 2007 honours list.

Peter Rogers, a director of Stanhope, was awarded a CBE for services to construction and sustainable development, as was Roger Madelin, the joint chief executive of Argent. Stef Stefanou, the chairman of John Doyle, was awarded an OBE for services to construction.

Rogers said he considered the award to be a reflection of the improvements being made across construction. He said: “Although a lot of these awards go to individuals I hope the industry sees it as a recognition of its achievements.”

Rogers, who is also chairman of the Strategic Forum Olympics task group, has been involved in establishing best practice initiatives on Olympic projects.

He was also appointed recently to troubleshoot the £185m Ascot redevelopment.

Stefanou, whose firm founded the Constructionarium training centre, said he was “pleasantly astonished” to have received his award. He said: “I don’t know if I deserve it but some people must think I do. Of course without my dedicated staff and workforce I could not have done it.”

The three topped an elite roll call of industry personalities.

Others honoured are Haig Gulvanessian, the former director of BRE, who was awarded a CBE for services to construction, and David Lock, the chairman of the Town and Country Planning Association, whose CBE was awarded to recognise his services to urban design.