New Year’s Honours: MBE for electronics firm chairman from Belper

A Belper man has been recognised for his achievements in the 2014 New Year’s Honours List.

George Morgan, who is Chairman of Derby-based Pektron Group, is to be awarded an MBE for services to electronic engineering.

Dorothy Allsop, from Smalley, is also to be honoured with an BEM for services to the community and to charity.

For the first time since the Order of the British Empire was founded in 1917, there are more women on the list than men with 51 per cent making up those listed to receive awards.

The re-introduction of the British Empire Medal has also provided greater opportunity to recognise more people for playing their part in local communities.