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Former NG Bailey chief executive honoured

Mark Andrews, former chief executive of building services contractor NG Bailey, has been awarded an OBE for services to apprenticeships and training in the construction industry.

Mr Andrews was one of a number of figures from the construction and building services industries who were honoured.

Former Crossrail chairman Doug Oakervee was awarded a CBE for services to engineering. As well as the stint at the helm of the trans-London rail scheme, he has held several high profile roles, including project director for Hong Kong airport and director of the London Gateway project.

He also advised London mayor Boris Johnson on the feasibility of an airport in the Thames Estuary and is currently non-executive chairman of Laing O’Rourke Construction Hong Kong.

Institution of Civil Engineers president Dr Jean Venebales was also awarded a CBE for services to civil engineering, as was Scott Steedman, vice president of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

David Henderson, managing director of Tobermore Concrete Products, and Michelle McDowell, structural engineering director at Building Design Partnership, were awarded OBEs  for services to the construction industry.

OBEs also went to Richard Ogden, chairman of campaigning organisation Buildoffsite, and David Hardy, chairman of the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

John Dew, the Welsh Assembly Government’s principal construction project manager, and Roy Cavanagh, labour and training manager at G&J Seddon, also picked up OBEs.