A WESTOW man has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours published today.

The Honourable Michael Benson has been recognised for his outstanding service on behalf of York Minster.

Michael was chief executive officer of York Minster Revealed, the £20 million restoration and conservation project (2011-2016), that transformed the cathedral.

The landmark project included the restoration and conservation of the Minster’s 600 year-old East Front and Great East Window, the largest single expanse of medieval stained glass in the country.

Michael said: “The award was for all those involved in the restoration of the Minster and particularly recognises the great team involved in York Minster Revealed.”

For a full list of local recipients, see the Gazette & Herald on Wednesday.