Knighthood for benefactor and CBE for leader
Former Saga boss Roger De Haan has been awarded a knighthood for services to education and charity in Kent and overseas.
The benefactor has poured in millions of pounds to regenerate his home town of Folkestone, as well as foreign aid projects.
Mr De Haan, 65, has for years been determined to revive Folkestone, where he has lived since childhood.
Through the Roger De Haan Charitable Trust he has invested substantial sums in Folkestone, including the harbour, the Creative Quarter, the Three Hills Sports Park and various education and regeneration projects.
Also honoured is Paul Carter, leader of Kent County Council, who becomes a CBE.
He has led the authority since October 2005, after being elected to KCC in 1997.
In September 2008, Mr Carter was elected chairman of the South East England Regional Assembly which has since been replaced with a new organisation, South East England Councils, set up to champion quality of life in the South East.
He also runs a number of property, construction and retail businesses and regularly competes in motor sport.
Alan Castle is to receive the British Empire Medal
Roger De Haan