Government House is pleased to announce that His Majesty The King has recognised four people in the Isle of Man in the 2023 Birthday Honours List, which is published in June 2023.
Captain Stuart McKenzie MBE
Following a successful Merchant Navy career, Captain Stuart McKenzie set up a local company, the Manx Computer Bureau. As well as assisting the Isle of Man Government, he supported many local companies and businesses in developing the application of computers and software to their various requirements. In 2001, he established the McKenzie Trust with his wife Barbara, which still provides many would-be entrepreneurs with advice, grants and loans to help them set up their own companies. In 2015, Captain McKenzie became founder member of Ramsey Queen’s Pier Restoration Trust, becoming chairman in 2018. He put his previous experience and wide range of skills and abilities into this project. In the role of project manager, he was very much the driving force behind the planned restoration, as it progressed from planning to the survey and construction phases. It is a great tribute to his determination and tenacity that the Island will inherit a magnificent refurbished Victorian Pier. Captain James Stuart McKenzie has been appointed an MBE in the King’s Birthday Honours List for his outstanding contribution to the Isle of Man community.
Mr David Mclean MBE
Mrs Wendy McDowell BEM
Mr Steve George
His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor awarded a Lieutenant Governor’s Commendation to Mr Anthony Stephen (Steve) George for his dedicated service to the community of Port Erin on the Isle of Man. Mr George is the Chair and Founder of Visit Port Erin, which is recognised as the leading and most active trader’s association on the Island. He has been an unsung hero of many community activities and events, including the Port Erin Festival of the Sea and Port Erin’s pre-Christmas festival, which bring hundreds of families to the village. As well as being a founder Director of Rushen Heritage Trust, Mr George is also a leading figure in Rushen Rotary Club and has raised thousands of pounds for charity.