IBM is acknowledged as having one of the most talented, capable and diverse workforces in the United Kingdom. Moreover since opening its first office in the UK in 1912 a few employees have been recognised for having gone the extra mile to make life better for other people or being outstanding at what they do.

Receiving an award on the Queen's Birthday or New Year honours lists is among the highest accolades a person can achieve, and so it is with great pride that IBM UK has been able to compile the following list of esteemed colleagues.

The awards include Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE), Knight Bachelor, Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) and British Empire Medal (BEM).

For further information on the the Queen’s awards click here: https://www.royal.uk/queen-and-honours  

  • Name
  • Citation
  • Award
  • Year
  • Occasion
  • Adam Jollans
  • For services to Scouting and Young People.
  • MBE
  • 2019
  • Birthday
  • Sharon Moore
  • For services to Women in Technology Based Industries.
  • MBE
  • 2018
  • Birthday
  • Dr David Watson
  • For services to Science and Engineering Research.
  • CBE
  • 2017
  • New Year
  • Caroline Taylor
  • For services to Marketing, Diversity and Prevention of Human Trafficking.
  • OBE
  • 2017
  • New Year
  • Rashik Parmar
  • For services to Innovation and Business.
  • MBE
  • 2016
  • Birthday
  • Amanda Chessell
  • For services to Engineering.
  • CBE
  • 2015
  • New Year
  • Dr Graham Spittle
  • For services to Industry.
  • CBE
  • 2008
  • Birthday
  • David John Livermore
  • For services to People with Hearing Difficulties and to the Newbury Spring Festival in Berkshire.
  • OBE
  • 2008
  • Birthday
  • Larry Hirst
  • For services to the IT Industry.
  • CBE
  • 2007
  • New Year
  • Rebecca George
  • For services to the IT Industry.
  • OBE
  • 2006
  • New Year
  • Alan George Davis
  • For services to the Ministry of Defence.
  • CBE
  • 2003
  • Birthday
  • Gordon James Smith
  • For services to Business in Scotland.
  • CBE
  • 2003
  • Birthday
  • Louis Gerstner
  • For contributions to e-commerce and education.
  • Honorary KBE
  • 2001
  • Awarded separately
  • Geoffrey Walter Robinson
  • For services to Engineering.
  • CBE
  • 1998
  • New Year
  • Lord Alex Nigel Broers
  • For services to Engineering Education.
  • Knight Bachelor
  • 1998
  • New Year
  • John Ferguson McClelland
  • For services to Industry and Education in Scotland.
  • CBE
  • 1994
  • Birthday
  • Robert Barrowman Beattie
  • For services to Employee Volunteering.
  • MBE
  • 1993
  • New Year
  • Sir Anthony Brian Cleaver
  • For services to Export.
  • KBE
  • 1992
  • New Year
  • Charles William Fine
  • For a Support Centre for People with Disabilities.
  • MBE
  • 1992
  • New Year
  • Ann Patricia Skey
  • For services to Public Affairs.
  • MBE
  • 1992
  • Birthday
  • Andrew Murray Holmes
  • For services to the Deaf.
  • BEM
  • 1992
  • Birthday
  • Ian David Nussey
  • For services to Engineering.
  • OBE
  • 1988
  • Birthday
  • John Strachan McCracken
  • For services to Export.
  • CBE
  • 1986
  • New Year
  • Sir Edwin Roland Nixon
  • For services to the Arts.
  • Knight Bachelor
  • 1984
  • New Year
  • James Miller
  • For contributions to Manufacturing.
  • OBE
  • 1983
  • New Year
  • John Rutherford Bache
  • For Technical services.
  • OBE
  • 1982
  • New Year
  • Elizabeth Ferguson Maither
  • For contributions to industry.
  • MBE
  • 1981
  • Birthday
  • John Gilbert Black Walker
  • For services to Charities.
  • MBE
  • 1978
  • Birthday
  • Edwin Roland Nixon
  • For services to Export.
  • CBE
  • 1974
  • Birthday


IBM would also like to congratulate these former members of staff, most of whom spent their formative years at the company, who also went on to make major contributions to our country while working at other organisations.

  • Name
  • Citation
  • Award
  • Year
  • Occasion
  • Gillian Docherty
  • For services to Information Technology and Business.
  • OBE
  • 2019
  • Birthday
  • Alison Patricia Hall
  • For services to Victims of War in Northern Uganda.
  • MBE
  • 2019
  • New Year
  • Sir Kenneth Aphunezi Olisa
  • For services to Business and Philanthropy.
  • Knight Batchelor
  • 2018
  • New Year
  • Dr Eben Christopher Upton
  • For services to Business and Education.
  • CBE
  • 2016
  • Birthday
  • Christopher John Mairs
  • For services to Engineering.
  • CBE
  • 2014
  • New Year
  • Sir Mark Edwards Welland
  • Chief Scientific Adviser, Ministry of Defence.
  • Knight Batchelor
  • 2011
  • Birthday
  • Kenneth Aphunezi Olisa
  • For services to Homeless People in London.
  • OBE
  • 2010
  • Birthday
  • Jane Elizabeth Tozer
  • For public and voluntary service.
  • OBE
  • 2009
  • Birthday
  • Sir Timothy Michael Marton O'Shea
  • For services to Higher Education.
  • Knight Batchelor
  • 2008
  • New Year
  • Prof. Robert Thompson Beaty
  • For services to Enterprise.
  • OBE
  • 2003
  • Birthday
  • Jane Elizabeth Tozer
  • For services to the Computer Industry.
  • MBE
  • 1991
  • Birthday
  • Sir John Whitaker Fairclough
  • Chief Scientific Adviser, Cabinet Office.
  • Knight Batchelor
  • 1990
  • New Year