Founder of St. Tropez receives MBE

Judy Naaké has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's birthday honours listings. 

Originating from Beeston, Nottinghamshire, Judy built her St. Tropez beauty business into a multi-million pound company within ten years of its launch. 

Since selling St. Tropez in the mid-noughties, Judy has turned her career focus to philanthropy, working with various charitable causes and education centres, including Burton and South Derbyshire College and Nottingham Trent University, as well as mentoring the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Speaking of her news, Judy told us: “I am thrilled to have been recognised in this way and feel humbled to receive such an honour. I have focused my career on trying to help individuals and businesses through my own life experiences, and it is so lovely to be commended for this.”