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New Year Honours 2020

Mr James Dick, OBE, Lord-Lieutenant serving the East Riding of Yorkshire

I am delighted to announce the following from our Lieutenancy area have been recognised in the Queen's New Year Honours 2020 List:

Diana Johnson, Member of Parliament for Hull North, has been appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for her charitable and political service.

Stephen Martin, DL, Non-Executive Director, ARCO, has been appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to Business, Conservation and the community in Hull and East Yorkshire.

David Haire, Project Director for Fundraising, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to Patients and Staff in East Yorkshire.

Finally, The Queen has appointed Sarah Asquith, Lieutenancy Officer, a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for services to the Lieutenancy supporting four Lord-Lieutenants spanning over 30 years.

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I look forward to supporting the many diverse communities throughout the area, all of whom, I have the greatest admiration for the varied contributions made by so many in all walks of life.

Lieutenancy Area

The Lord-Lieutenant, for ceremonial purposes, covers both the East Riding of Yorkshire and the City of Kingston upon Hull and is supported in the role by a Vice Lord-Lieutenant and a number of Deputy Lieutenants.

In England and Wales, Her Majesty The Queen, upon the recommendation of the Prime Minister, appoints a Lord-Lieutenant for each county as Her Majesty’s personal representative within their area.

The Lord-Lieutenant holds office until they attain the age of 75 years.

There are 98 Lord-Lieutenants covering all areas of the United Kingdom, from Shetland to Cornwall and County Tyrone to South Glamorgan.

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East Riding of Yorkshire Council

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Hull and the East Riding

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Your Lieutenancy

The Lord-Lieutenant’s first and foremost duty is to uphold the dignity of the Crown in the East Riding of Yorkshire Lieutenancy area which, for ceremonial purposes, comprises both the East Riding of Yorkshire and the City of Kingston upon Hull.

The ancient office of Lord-Lieutenant, whose roots can be traced to Tudor times, is bestowed by The Queen, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.

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How the Lieutenancy Can Help You

The ways in which the Lieutenancy can help you or your organisation, or be of service to the community:

  • Accepting suggestions for the attendance at Royal Garden Parties of individuals deserving recognition.
  • Arranging for the Lieutenancy to visit your organisation as a means to acknowledge the work being done.
  • Following a visit by the Lieutenancy, suggesting how the organisation might be included in the programme of a visiting member of the Royal Family to the County.
  • Advising on procedures and nominations for the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.
  • Giving advice on how any member of the public can make a nomination for a national honour; offering advice on the completion of the forms and supporting the honours nomination when referred back to the Lord-Lieutenant for comment.
  • Celebrating and encouraging volunteering, community service and the work of youth organisations.
  • Helping to promote your organisation, where appropriate, in media releases or speeches to assist with profile, recognition and fundraising.
  • Where deemed appropriate, and most likely in connection with a Lieutenancy visit, generating media coverage of an organisation's work.

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Royal Visits

A Royal Visit is a very special occasion and can celebrate the achievements of local charities, business and communities. The Lieutenancy can offer advice on invitations to the Royal Family, and is responsible for the overall planning of a visit to the area. Find Out More

Royal Garden Parties

Every summer, The Queen hosts Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace as a way of rewarding and recognising public service. The Lieutenancy nominates individuals to attend, drawn from all walks of life within the Lieutenancy area. Find Out More

Royal Telegrams

Since its initiation in 1917, the Sovereign sends congratulatory messages to people celebrating notable birthdays and anniversaries. Receiving a congratulatory card from The Queen to mark a significant birthday adds to the special celebrations. Find Out More

Lieutenancy Visits

The East Riding of Yorkshire Lieutenancy are keen to support the many charities, voluntary groups and business by attending events, including voluntary and charity initiatives, award ceremonies and community functions of local significance. Find Out More

Invitations, Protocol and Etiquette


If you wish to invite the Lieutenancy to visit your organisation, please read on to find out more... Find Out More

Protocol and Etiquette

Information about the protocol and etiquette requirements during a Lieutenancy visit to your organisation Find Out More

Honours and Awards

Information about UK National Honours - The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, The Elizabeth Cross, and the process of downloading resources and forms for nominating people for awards, and iformation on how to nominate someone for a New Year or birthday honour.

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