Robert Wilson of Sound Technology has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in The Queen's New Year Honours List 2016.
Wilson is chairman of the UK pro-audio and MI distributor – supplier of brands such as SSL and Harman's AKG, JBL and Soundcraft, along with musical instrument lines including Washburn, Kurzweil and Nord – and has been recognised for his services to the music industry and charity.
He has also worked on behalf of the UK Music Industries Association (MIA) for more than 35 years as well as having been the only UK director of NAMM.
“To be awarded an MBE is a great honour and one which I am delighted to receive," said Wilson. "As well as being an honour for me, I see this as recognition of all the hard work from the staff in the various organisations who are continuing to promote and encourage the playing and creating of music and music education."