Unruly co-founders Sarah Wood and Scott Button were today given their OBEs by Prince Charles.
Scott and Sarah, who were named in the Queen’s 90th Birthday 2016 Honours List for their services to innovation and technology in June, were given their awards at a special ceremony held at Buckingham Palace earlier this morning.
They were among a host of tech entrepreneurs honoured by the Palace back in June. Others included Shazam CEO Andrew Fisher (OBE), Alex Chesterman (OBE), CEO of Zoopla, Swiftkey co-founders Ben Medlock and Jon Reynolds (MBEs), Entrepreneur First’s Matt Clifford and Alice Bentinck (MBEs), Hassle.com’s Alex Depledge and Tom Nimmo (MBEs), Moonfruit co-founder Wendy Tan White (MBE) and Eben Upton (CBE), co-founder of Raspberry Pi.
Sarah said at the time: “It’s awesome to see strong recognition for UK tech and innovation. This is a great moment to recognise the explosive growth of the UK digital economy and celebrate the vibrant ecosystem of educators, accelerators and investors, working so hard to support tech businesses as they scale.
“With a new wave of entrepreneurial ambition sweeping across the the UK, this is also an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to encouraging and enabling the next generation of entrepreneurs to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential.”