A man who established the first care home catering for members of the Asian community in Manchester, an entrepreneur, Temple volunteer and a Pakistan Association President have been honoured in the Queen’s birthday honour’s list.

Walli Ullah, 55 is Founder and Director, EMU Films Ltd and was honoured with an MBE for services to the Economy and Overseas Investment

He is a successful entrepreneur with over 30 years' experience in Film, TV and Digital Media.

He has been at the forefront of developments in digital media and was an early pioneer of VOD (Voice on Demand) and IPTV (Internet Protocol Definition).

Most recently, responsible for the multi-million pound growth and sale of IFE, a leading global entertainment content production and distribution company.

He successfully built the company, based in Manchester, to a turnover exceeding $100m per annum with 200 staff and offices around the world. After the sale of IFE in 2007, he concentrated on his new venture and in 2008 set up EMU Films, a film development and production company that is producing a number of high quality film and TV projects.

In 2014 he was appointed a Global Ambassador & Dealmaker to the UK Government’s Global Entrepreneur Programme (GEP).

The team of entrepreneurs has helped more than 200 entrepreneurs and early-stage technology companies to establish in the UK, with 150 of these landing since 2009.

This has raised investment capital, with over US$200 million raised so far. He joined the Board of TiE UK North in 2009, a not-for-profit network of entrepreneurs fostering entrepreneurship, mentoring and education.

Mohammed Iqbal, 69 was honoured with an MBE for services to charity and community relations in Manchester

Upon retirement from his career, he opened one of the first small residential care homes for elderly Asians under the charity - Shassab.

This was the first care home in Manchester which catered for the specific needs of Asian elders. Shassab (1992) has been open for over a decade and now also offers support to people with mental health and learning difficulties.

He has expanded the work of the charity to help Muslim women in need of support on issues such as domestic violence and cultural rejection issues. He has also been extremely active on increasing democratic understanding and integration issues particularly amongst young people.

He has been an active mentor for young people, from all ethnicities and backgrounds.

He is part of the first generation of South Asians, who has always been a proponent of promoting British identity in young people from all ethnic backgrounds, and instilling a strong sense of belonging, by encouraging young people to be active on integration.

Sarfraz Ali, 75, President of the Pakistan Association Liverpool was honoured for services to Community Cohesion and Integration in the city.

He is a key member of two of the oldest ethnic minority organisations in Liverpool, the Ar Rahma mosque and the Pakistan Association Liverpool (PAL). He is regarded as the most senior figureheads in the Pakistani community and is actively involved in providing community activities.

The Pakistani Association built a multi-cultural community centre in 1977 which is now firmly established as being at the heart of the community. He has used the centre to create harmonious and cordial relations between communities and.

He was responsible for the £561,000 renovation of the PAL Multicultural Centre which is used by members of the community regardless of their ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

The centre has also refocused to meet the needs of ethnic minority women and elders to reduce isolation and combat social exclusion.

In addition to his work with the PAL he has also been involved with the wider community of different cultures and traditions.

He was one of the founding members of the Afro, Asian and Caribbean Standing Committee on Merseyside, an umbrella organisation of faith organisations.

He is also on the Board of the Merseyside and Cheshire Commonwealth Association.

Mrs Ruxmani Thakorbhai Patel, 67 was honoured with a BEM for charitable and voluntary services to the community in Bolton.

She has selflessly given her time to the Shree Krishna Temple, starting as a volunteer in 1987 and rising to become President of the Temple, the first woman to hold this position.  She is currently the temple secretary.

The Krishna Temple is a prominent temple in the UK which serves over 2000 Hindu members in Bolton, Warrington, Wigan, Aston, Manchester and surrounding areas.  She leads the Bolton Hindu Forum’s sub-group for ‘Women Together’.

She has also been involved with Ambition for Ageing with the Citizen Volunteer Service. She often takes the lead managing the temple kitchen where food is cooked for up to 600 people 40 times a year.

She has previously volunteered for many different organisations and causes such as the Blue Peter Well Project, Age Concern UK, Gujarat Earthquake appeal, Coronary Care Appeal and the Nepal Earthquake. She is passionate about ensuring that her culture is passed down to younger generations. She has helped run Gujarati classes for children at the temple.

Additionally she prepares information leaflets in English and Gujarati for the temple’s forthcoming religious festivals and events which are distributed to nearly 800 homes. She has shown determination in making a difference to people’s quality of life by supporting the elderly and visiting hospice patients.