§ R. P. S. Bache, Chairman and Managing Director of George Salter & Co. Ltd.
§ L. Hargreaves Beare, F.C.A., Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of Needles Industries Group Ltd.
§ A. E. Bennett, J. P., Alderman, Stoke-on-Trent City Council.
§ R. H. Bennett, M.A., Director, Herefordshire Rural Community Council.
§ W. J. Brimley, Regional Secretary, National Federation of Building Trade Operatives.
§ J. B. Butterworth, M.A., J.P., Vice-Chancellor, University of Warwick.
§ Sir E. M. Clayson, Kt., F.C.A., Chairman and Managing Director, Birmingham Post and Mail Limited.
§ S. R. Cresswell, M.B.E., J.P., Divisional Organiser, Amalgamated Engineering Union.
§ D. E. C. Eversley, B.Sc., Ph.D., Reader in Social History, Birmingham University.
§ G. C. Godber, C.B.E., Clerk of Shropshire County Council.
§ J. M. C. Higgs, Chairman, Worcestershire County Council.
§ A. G. Ling, B.A. (Arch.), F.R.I.B.A., M.T.P.I., Professor of Architecture, University of Nottingham; Joint Architect, University of Warwick.
§ F. N. Lloyd, Chairman, F. H. Lloyd & Co. Ltd., Darleston.
§ F. V. Magness, C.B.E., Councillor, Willenhall Urban District Council.
§ Earl of March and Kinrara, Chairman, Rugby and District Council of Social Service.
§ G. W. Newman, Chairman, Staffordshire County Council.
§ G. B. Norton, Alderman, Dudley Town Council.
§ W. Perrins, M.B.E., District Secretary and National Council Member, National Union of General and Municipal Workers.
§ F. L. Price, Lord Mayor of Birmingham.
§ D. M. Sinclair, C.B.E., M.I.Mech.E., M.Inst.T., General Manager, Midland Motor Omnibus Company Limited.
§ C. H. Urwin, Regional Secretary, Transport and General Workers Union.615
§ Sir P. F. R. Venables, Kt., Ph.D., B.Sc., F.R.I.C., Principal, College of Advanced Technology, Birmingham.
§ I. J. Wallace, O.B.E., Director, Massey-Ferguson Holdings Ltd.
§ H. Watton, J.P., Alderman, Birmingham City Council.
§ A. J. Waugh, Alderman, Coventry City Council.