A WORCESTERSHIRE man has been awarded a BEM for his excellence in services to people with learning disabilities. 

 Michael Jordan, of Trimpley, has  been awared the British Empire Medal and is the founder and chairman of The Emily Jordan Foundation.

He was awarded for his work at The Emily Jordan Foundation for services to People with Learning Disabilities.  

Mr Jordan said: "I'm very humbled, we work with people who have learning difficulties, we've been going from 2008 and today we sport people with learning difficulties with all starts.

"I started the foundation after my daughter Emily died for a very disadvantaged group in our society and an under-represented in our society. 

"It was quite a purpose and it is part of people who have part of the journey and we will continue to grow. 

"So many people are capable and are not in work and that is what we focus on. I'm honoured and just aware that so many people have helped me with this journey. 

"We will continue to grow and try to help this group in our society. It's a big surprise but there are so many people involved with this journey."

Nicholas David Coleridge CBE, of Worcester, who is the chairman of the Victoria and Albert Museum, for services to museums, publishing and to the creative industries, has received a knighthood.

Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Roy Holcroft LVO, OBE, the Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire, will be receiving a CVO (Commander of the Royal Victorian Order).