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Twist, Bestwick and Upton receive Queen's Birthday Honours

Ukie CEO, Team17 MD and Raspberry Pi founder have all been recognised for their achievements

Ukie CEO Jo Twist, Team17 MD Debbie Bestwick and Raspberry Pi founder Ebon Upton have all been named in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Twist, who was appointed CEO of Ukie in December 2011, was instrumental to the introduction of Video Games Tax Relief for British developers, and made a significant contribution to the broad overhaul of the ICT curriculum. Twist will receive an OBE for her services to the UK's creative industries.

"Jo has transformed Ukie from an organisation of 40 members to a body with close to 300 members that are representative of the diverse UK games industry," said Noirin Carmody, chair of the Ukie board, in a statement. "Jo's drive and passion in promoting the UK games sector to policy-makers, the creative industries, media, and government have been of enormous benefit to the UK and beyond."

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