The work of individuals from all sectors of the industry has been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

Eddie Thompson, chair of the Scottish Retail Consortium, is awarded an OBE for services to the grocery industry.

David Dobbin, chief executive of United Dairy Farmers and chair of the Confederation of British Industry Northern Ireland receives an OBE for his services to agri-food and packaging industries.

Also receiving an OBE is Joe Beeston, chief executive of Highland Spring, who is recognised for his services to the soft drinks industry in Scotland.

Maurice Taylor, chair of the Scottish Seafood Processors Federation receives an OBE for services to the fish processing industry and to charity.

Shaun Patrick Leavey, former regional director of the National Farmers Union south east also receives an OBE for services to agriculture and horticulture.

Martin Rawlings, director of retail at the British Beer and Pub Association receives an MBE for services to the licensing trade.