CITY businessman Amrik Bhabra has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
The 43-year-old was honoured for services to business and the community.
He is a former president of the region’s chamber of commerce and is managing director of ADECS, an IT support company.
“I do keep asking myself whether I deserve it,” he said.
“I do always say that, in life, there is no point grumbling about things if you are not prepared to stand up and be counted and that is what I have always tried to do.
“I also hope it reflects on Coventry as a city too because this is a great place to do business and is a city where you can achieve great things.”
Mr Bhabra is also a past president and current member of the Rotary Club of Coventry, which has raised thousands of pounds for good causes, and is also chair of governors at Finham Primary School.
He had joined ADECS in 1992 as a third-year placement student and made managing director just seven years later.
Bridget Blow, a non-executive director of Coventry Building Society, has also been awarded a CBE for services to business, West Midlands Police assistant chief constable Sharon Rowe was given a Queen’s Police Medal, and PC Sonya Hill and retired Inspector Deborah Walker both rewarded with an MBE.