Three Chiswick Women on Birthday Honours List

Alison Wenham, Jean Sykes and Barbara Ann Wilson awarded

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This year the Queen has included three local residents on her Birthday Honours list

There is an OBE for Alison Wenham for services to the creative industries. Alison is the Chairman and Chief Executive, Association of Independent Music.

AIM is a non-profit-making trade organisation for independent record companies and distributors in the UK which is the largest and collectively the most dynamic and cutting edge in the world.

Alison has waged a constant and often successful battle against the major players in the music industry to ensure that independent record labels are not unfairly disadvantaged.

An MBE went to Jean Sykes, Chief Information Officer at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her award was given for
services to Higher Education. She told, "I was surprised and delighted to receive an MBE for services to higher education.

"I have been in non-stop full-time education or employment in higher education since going up to Glasgow University at the age of 17 to do a double honours degree in French and German. I qualified as a Librarian after doing a research degree on the subject of the famous nineteenth-century French novelist Stendhal.

"My first professional library post was in the University of Liverpool and three higher education institutions later saw me being appointed to the London School of Economics in 1998 to run the Library and IT services."

Barbara Ann Wilson, an International Trade Adviser was also given an MBE for services to Export.


June 14, 2010