Two senior women from the maritime industry have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Sarah Kenny, chief executive of BMT the UK design, engineering, science and risk management consultancy has been appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

The accolade, for services to the maritime industry, and diversity, and is said to reflect her “long-standing commitment and contribution to supporting and promoting the UK’s maritime industries, in addition to her work on STEM and promoting the importance and value of diversity in the sector”.