Taxi firm boss, Rowhi Nemer, who drove NHS staff to and from work for free, has been awarded an MBE.
BBC News reports that Mr Nemer, 63, offered the services of his Cambridge-based taxi company to thousands of frontline staff and has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours for services to NHS workers and the community.
The owner of CamCab decided to offer free lifts for NHS and air ambulance staff at the beginning of the first lockdown in March 2020.
Hundreds of people have used the service, and it has expanded to include free delivery of food packages and medication to those unable to go out.
Mr Nemer re-mortgaged his property in order to keep his staff working and paid.
Recognised for his community support, he said: "To be honest, I've been doing this sort of charity work for 30 years - it's how I was brought up.
"I can't feel great inside unless I do something good on the outside."
The MBE, he said, was "very special for me, my family and people I work with."