Two billionaire brothers from Blackburn have been made CBEs a week after clinching a £6.8bn deal to buy the Asda supermarket chain from Walmart.

Mohsin and Zuber Issa were among a number of business bosses on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

GlaxoSmithkline chief executive Emma Walmsley was made a dame for services to the pharmaceutical industry.

Billionaire Issa brothers honoured after Asda takeover

The drugs firm is one of about 20 that is part of a global race to develop a coronavirus vaccine.

The billionaire Issa brothers started their business 20 years ago with one rented petrol station and grew it into a network of nearly 6,000 forecourts across 10 countries.



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