Iceland’s managing director Richard Walker has been awarded an OBE for services to business and environment in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
In a tweet, Walker expressed how “shocked” and “honoured” he was to be awarded an OBE, which he accepts on “behalf of the real business heroes: my 30,000 Iceland colleagues.”
Shocked and hugely honoured to have been awarded an OBE for services to business and the environment in today's Birthday Honours List – which I accept on behalf of the real business heroes: my 30,000 Iceland colleagues. https://t.co/TKVGj19mBj
— Richard Walker (@icelandrichard) June 2, 2022
The co-founder of Kiddiecare.com, which was wold to Big 4 grocer Morrisons, Scott Weavers-Wright OBE, was also amongst the influential people awarded a Queens Honour.
The cost of living crisis has seen the prices of everyday essentials soar, with the price of a loaf of bread increasing from 89p to £1.10 and milk prices increasing “quite dramatically”.