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Richard Walker of Iceland and Sanjay Vadera of Fragrance Shop on Queen’s Birthday Honors List

Icelandic doctor Richard Walker received an OBE for his services to business and the environment
// Iceland’s chief executive Richard Walker and Fragrance Shop boss Sanjay Vadera are among the retailers on the Queen’s Birthday Honors List.
// Waterstones boss James Daunt, Farfetch’s Stephanie Phair and former Kiddicare boss Scott Weavers-Wright were also honored

Iceland’s Managing Director Richard Walker and The Fragrance Shop Managing Director Sanjay Vadera are among the retailers honored in the List of Queen’s Birthday Honors.

Walker received an OBE for Business and Environmental Services. He tweeted that he was shocked and extremely honored “to be recognized.

Vadera, who is both managing director of The Fragrance Shop and Per-Scent, received an MBE for his services to international trade.

Vadera said: “I am very proud to have received this honor, especially in the year of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. It’s a reflection of all the hard work my family and all the colleagues we work with have put into the business over the years.

“It is very satisfying to know that we have made a valuable contribution to the economy and I am also very proud that we have been able to share this success and support wonderful children’s charities such as Rays of Sunshine through our Spray a Little Happiness Foundation.

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Elsewhere, Waterstones boss and Daunt Books founder James Daunt received a CBE for his publishing services, while Farfetch chief client officer Stephanie Phair, who is also chair of the British Fashion Council, has was honored for her services to fashion and technology.

Scott Weavers-Wright, co-founder of, received an OBE for his services to retail e-commerce technology and entrepreneurship.

Since selling to Morrisons for £70m, Weavers-Wright has set up investment firm Haatch Brand, which has made more than 82 investments in digital businesses.

Stella McCartney was also named CBE in recognition of her services to fashion and sustainability.

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