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Women in business who were represented in the Queen's New Year honours for 2016. Here's a list of who got what:

DBE (Dame)

Natalie Sara Massenet, MBE. Internet entrepreneur and founder, Net-A-Porter Group. For services to the fashion and retail Industries.


Jacqueline Gold. Chief executive, Ann Summers and Knickerbox. For services to entrepreneurship, women in business and social enterprise.

Caroline Helen Theobald. Founder and managing director, Bridge Club Ltd. For services to business and entrepreneurship.


Amanda Boyle. Founder and chief executive officer, Bloom VC. For services to business.

Nicola Ann Gott. Founder and director, She’s Gott It. For services to women in business and female entrepreneurship in the north-east.

Kala Patel. Managing director, Kiddycare Limited (nurseries). For services to the childcare business.


Rebecca Bright. Founder, Therapy Box. For services to app development for people with communication difficulties.

Helen Broughton. Co-founder and director of people and standards, Danbro. For services to small businesses and sole traders and to the community in Lancashire.

Alison Lewy. Founder, Fashion Angel. For services to the fashion industry.

Wendy Penelope Maxwell. Founder, Chill4Us Carers. For services to carers.

Rekha Mehr. Former entrepreneur-in-resident at Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. For services to enterprise.

Judith Ower. Founder and chief executive, Playmob. For services to entrepreneurship.

Clare Frances Sutcliffe. Founder and chief executive, Code Club. For services to technology education.

Emma Jane Lewis Woods. Owner, Duncombe Sawmill. For services to rural business and skills in North Yorkshire.

British Empire Medal

Ailsa Elizabeth Button. Founder, the Gemmery Mother and Toddler Group, Walton on Thames, Surrey. For services to children and families