Caines and Rhys Jones in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Jean Caines, former director of communications at the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and Sandi Rhys Jones, a partner of Rhys Jones Consultants and member of the IPR, were rewarded in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Jean Caines, former director of communications at the Department of

Trade and Industry (DTI), and Sandi Rhys Jones, a partner of Rhys Jones

Consultants and member of the IPR, were rewarded in the Queen’s Birthday

Honours List.



Caines, who retired earlier this year, received the CBE for her eight

years of service at the DTI. She took early retirement in March at 50 to

spend more time with her family. Her honour follows that of Romola

Christopherson, director of press and publicity at the Department of

Health, who was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath in the New

Year’s Honours List (PR Week, 9 January).



Rhys Jones was awarded an OBE for services to the promotion of

opportunities for women in the construction industry. The OBE was in

recognition of her work on the Construction Industry Board’s Working

Group on Equal Opportunities.



She is also a trustee of Women’s Education in Building, which trains

women in building crafts and trades.



She said: ’I am delighted to receive this honour, not only on a personal

level but also because it sends a powerful message to the construction

industry. Construction has a poor reputation for performance,

communications and image -it needs to change.’



This weekend sees the announcement of the list of working peers. Sir Tim

Bell is tipped to join the House of Lords on the Conservative benches.



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