Former building regulations minister handed knighthood in the Queen’s birthday honour list

Andrew Stunell

Former building regulations minister Andrew Stunell has been awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s birthday honour list.

The Liberal Democrat MP and former communities department minister lost his ministerial brief in last autumn’s reshuffle.

Stunell said he was “stunned” to be made a knight for his public and political service.

Designers Anish Kapoor and Thomas Heatherwick were also among the recipients of honours.

Kapoor, designer of the Orbit at the Olympic Park, received a knighthood while Heatherwick was awarded a CBE.

Other industry figures to be honoured included:

  • Architect Jonathan Falkingham, co-founder of developer Urban Splash, received an MBE for services to architecture and regeneration
  • Arup director of global research Jeremy Watson received an OBE
  • Former Federation of Master Builders national president Geoff Lister was awarded a CBE for services to training in the construction industry
  • Trevor Gamble, founder of the Construction Plant Competence Scheme, was awarded an MBE for services to training, health and safety in construction
  • Founder of Welsh construction firm WRW Group William Robert Williams was recognised with an MBE for his contribution to skills and training
  • British Precast Concrete Federation chief executive Martin Clarke was awarded an OBE for his services to industry