Michelle Mone, founder of Ultimo Lingerie, is among the list of lucky people to be included in Queen Elizabeth II’s 2009 New Year Honors list. She was named as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, or OBE, which is the fourth best rank in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, an order of chivalry.
Mone was named an OBE for her services to businesses in the lingerie industry. “I’m absolutely thrilled, honored and delighted,” she told the Daily Record. “When I left school at 15 years old, I would never have dreamed that I would be recognized this way.”