Edinburgh Festivals director among New Year’s Honours list

A director of Festivals Edinburgh and the founder of London International Mime Festival have been named in the New Year’s Honours list.

Joseph Seelig, founder London International Mime Festival and Faith Liddell, director Festivals Edinburgh (pictured), are both namechecked.

Elsewhere, Visit Scotland Chairman Mike Cantlay and Former VisitBritain Chief Executive Sandra Dawe were among those honoured with OBEs in the News Year’s Honours List, published 1 January 2015. 

Others from the events industry, honoured with OBEs include:

  • Amanda Wills (for services to the British Travel Industry and to charity).
  • Archibald Graham, Deputy Leader Glasgow City Council (for services to the Commonwealth Games 2014 and Local Government).
  • Stuart Griffiths, Chief Executive Birmingham Hippodrome.
  • Faith Liddell. Director Festivals Edinburgh.
  • John Newbigin, Chair Creative England (for services to the Creative Industries and the Arts).
  • Mark Sanderson, formerly head of Major Events Team Office for Security and Counter Terrorism, Home Office.
  • Joseph Seelig, founder London International Mime Festival.
  • Simon Vincent, President Europe, Middle East and Africa, Hilton Worldwide (for services to the Hospitality Industry)
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Edinburgh Festivals director among New Year’s Honours list

A director of Festivals Edinburgh and the founder of London International Mime Festival have been named in the New Year’s Honours list.

Joseph Seelig, founder London International Mime Festival and Faith Liddell, director Festivals Edinburgh (pictured), are both namechecked.

Elsewhere, Visit Scotland Chairman Mike Cantlay and Former VisitBritain Chief Executive Sandra Dawe were among those honoured with OBEs in the News Year’s Honours List, published 1 January 2015. 

Others from the events industry, honoured with OBEs include:

  • Amanda Wills (for services to the British Travel Industry and to charity).
  • Archibald Graham, Deputy Leader Glasgow City Council (for services to the Commonwealth Games 2014 and Local Government).
  • Stuart Griffiths, Chief Executive Birmingham Hippodrome.
  • Faith Liddell. Director Festivals Edinburgh.
  • John Newbigin, Chair Creative England (for services to the Creative Industries and the Arts).
  • Mark Sanderson, formerly head of Major Events Team Office for Security and Counter Terrorism, Home Office.
  • Joseph Seelig, founder London International Mime Festival.
  • Simon Vincent, President Europe, Middle East and Africa, Hilton Worldwide (for services to the Hospitality Industry)
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