Ian Milburn, deputy managing director of the Nissan Technical Centre Europe in Cranfield, Bedfordshire has been awarded the CBE for services to industry and science. Mr Milburn joined Nissan in February 1990 after 23 years working in the motor industry in Britain and the United States. During his 10 years with Nissan he has overseen the establishment of the Nissan Technical Centre in Bedfordshire, dedicated to the design and development of Nissan cars in Europe. The centre has achieved international acclaim resulting from a range of outstanding products including the award winning Nissan Micra, and the newly launched Nissan Almera.