Derby County Chairman Mel Morris has been made a CBE by Her Majesty The Queen on her Birthday Honours List for his services to business and charity.

The awards were announced on Friday evening and recognise the contributions and achievements of people from all walks of life.

The CBE, or Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, is the most prominent of the most well-known awards – CBE, OBE and MBE – which represent the different ranks of the Order of the British Empire and is awarded by the Queen for a leading role at regional level or a prominent but lesser role at a national level in any activity.

Derby’s Chairman, who has supported the Royal Derby Hospital and the Prince’s Trust with his charity work, received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Derby in the summer of 2016.

Mel was announced as Derby County’s Chairman in June 2015, having joined the board of directors in the summer of 2014, and completed his purchase of the club in September 2015.