Stonegate chairman Ian Payne receives MBE in Queen’s birthday honours
Stonegate Pub Company chairman Ian Payne has been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours for his services to the hospitality and pub industry, receiving the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).
Payne has worked in the hospitality sector for 46 years, starting behind the bar aged 19.
He built his career at a number of blue-chip companies and founded Stonegate in 2010, which now owns and manages 693 sites and employs more than 13,000 staff.
He said: “I am deeply honoured to receive an MBE from Her Majesty the Queen.
I thank the many thousands of talented people who have helped me build a successful career in the trade I love.
God bless the Great British pub.”
Others in the hospitality sector to be recognised include Arjun Waney, founder of restaurants Zuma, Roka, La Petite Maison and Coya and The Arts Club in London, who received an OBE for services to the restaurant industry, and former Apex Hotels chairman Norman Springford, who received an OBE for services to the Scottish tourism industry.
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