Rowing coach grabs GB first gold and MBE

Great Britain's Helen Glover (left) and Heather Stanning celebrate winning gold in the women's pair final at Eton Dorney Lake, London.
Great Britain's Helen Glover (left) and Heather Stanning celebrate winning gold in the women's pair final at Eton Dorney Lake, London.

Team GB rowing coach Robin Williams, of Henley, has picked up an MBE after he successfully coached women’s pair Helen Glover and Heather Stanning to Britain’s first gold medal of London 2012.

Dr Michael Burnham, of Princes Risborough, was also awarded a CBE for his role as chairman of the Southbank Sinfonia, which is Britain’s orchestra of youngest professionals.