East Riding of Yorkshire Lieutenancy

Honours and Awards

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Detailed information about UK National Honours, including The King's Awards for Enterprise, The King's Award for Voluntary Service, and The Elizabeth Cross.

You can also find out more about the process of nominating people for honours and awards, and access downloadable resources and forms to enable you to nominate.

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    National Honours

    Honours are given to people who have made achievements in public life, committed themselves to serving and helping Britain. They will usually have made life better for other people, have made a difference to their community or be outstanding in what they do. They will come from all walks of life and all sections of society.

    This can include long-term voluntary service, improving life for people less able to help themselves, or displaying moral courage and vision in making and delivering tough choices.

    Nominations are particularly welcomed for 'local heroes' who are well respected by local people and who have made a difference in their community. Over half of all awards go to people who are putting something extra into their local area on a voluntary basis.

    There are several different types of award, each one recognising a different type of contribution.

    British Empire Medal (BEM) is awarded for very 'hands-on' service to the community in a local geographical area.

    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) recognises an achievement or service to the community which has delivered a sustained impact and which stands out as an example to others.

    Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) recognises those who have performed a distinguished regional or county-wide role in any field.

    Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) rewards a prominent national or regional role.

    Dame or Knight is available for those who have made a pre-eminent contribution in any field, usually at a national level.

    The honours list is announced twice a year on The King's Official Birthday and on New Year's Eve. The presentation of awards usually takes place at an investiture at Buckingham Palace. In some circumstances however the Lord-Lieutenant may be asked to present the award locally on behalf of The King.

    Anyone can make a nomination for someone who they feel is fully deserving of an honour.

    Visit the website for more information and how to make a nomination:

    GOV.UK - Nominate someone for an honour or award (external website)

    If you have already submitted an honours nomination and wish to have an update on its progress, you can contact the Honours and Appointments Secretariat at:

    Email: honours@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

    New Year Honours 2023 List

    Congratulations to those residents from the Hull and the East Riding area who have received an honour in HM The King's New Year Honours List 2023.

    Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

    Mr. Philip Batty of North Ferriby, Head of Ceremonies, Cultural Programmes and Queen's Baton Relay, 2022 Commonwealth Games for services to Sport and Culture.

    Professor Kantilal Mardia of Swanland, Senior Research Professor at Leeds University for services to Statistical Science.

    Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

    Mrs, Kathryn Munson, Head, Probation Services, Hull and East Riding, National Probation Service, for services to the Criminal Justice System.

    Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

    Mr. Kenneth Gill of Pocklington, for services to the community of Ryedale, North Yorkshire.

    Mrs. Susan Hickson-Marsay of Aldbrough, Pilot Launch Coxswain, Association British Ports, Chair, Station Manager and Training Officer, Hornsea Inshore Rescue for services to the community of Hornsea through safety at sea.

    Ms. Sue Smyth of Hutton Cranswick for services to children and young people in care in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

    Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

    Mr. Paul Matson of Hessle, Founder, Hull 4 Heroes (H4H) for services to Veterans and Serving Armed Force Personnel.

    The King’s Police Medal (KPM)

    Mr. Lee Freeman, Humberside Chief Constable for services to policing.

    If you know of someone who does great work in your local community and you wish to nominate them for an honour, please visit the UK Honours website.

    Birthday Honours 2022 List

    The Lord-Lieutenant would like to congratulate the Hull and East Riding residents who have been recognised in The Birthday Honours List 2022:

    Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

    Professor Gillian Teresa Manthorpe, Director, Health and Social Care Workforce Research Unit and Associate Director, National Institute for Health and Care Research School for Social Care Research, for services to Social Work and Social Care Research.

    Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

    Mr. Edward David Cornmell, Deputy Director, Prison Covid Gold Command, HM Prison and Probation Service, for Public Service.

    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

    Dr. Olukayode Adetokun Adegbembo, Chair of Governors, Scarborough TEC, for services to Education.

    Medallists of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

    Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Hallett, Voluntary Fundraising Officer, Beverley and District, Soroptimist International, for services to the community in Beverley.

    Mrs. Carol Thomas for services to Association Football and Charity

    Mr. Keith Twigg, Fundraising Coordinator, Royal British Legion, for voluntary and charitable services in Hornsea.

    Mrs. Louise Yates, Director, Back to Ours, for services to the Arts and the Community in Hull.

    If you know of someone who does great work in your local community and you wish to nominate them for an honour, please visit the UK Honours website.

    New Year Honours 2022 List

    We are delighted to announce that the following people from our Lieutenancy Area have been recognised in The Queen's New Year Honours 2022 List:

    Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

    Professor Lynne Elizabeth Frostick, Board Member, Environment Agency, for services to Flood Risk and Coastal Erosion Management.

    Professor Nicola Jane Horsley (Nicola Spence), Deputy Director, Plant and Bee Health and Chief Plant Health Officer, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for services to Plant Health.

    Mr. Andrew Leslie Marr, DL, Vice Lord-Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire and Chairman, Andrew Marr International Ltd, for services to the UK Fishing Industry.

    Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

    Mrs, Kathryn Munson, Head, Probation Services, Hull and East Riding, National Probation Service, for services to the Criminal Justice System.

    Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

    Mr. Michael Tom Bromby, BROMBY, Boxing Coach, for services to Boxing and the community in Hull.

    Miss Helen Elizabeth Gibson, Managing Director, Agencia Consulting Ltd, for services to International Trade.

    Mrs. Kester Sharpe, Lately Deputy UK Chief Commissioner, Scouts, for services to Young People, particularly during COVID-19.

    If you know of someone who does great work in your local community and you wish to nominate them for an honour, please visit the UK Honours website.

    Birthday Honours 2021 List

    The Lord-Lieutenant would like to congratulate the Hull and East Riding residents who have been recognised in The Birthday Honours List 2021:

    Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

    Mrs. Daryl Perkins, District Manager at East Riding of Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire St John Ambulance, for voluntary service to St John Ambulance and to Young People.

    Medallists of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

    Ms. Bernadette McKiernan, Crew Manager at Snaith Fire Station, Humberside Fire and Rescue Services, for services to the community in Humberside.

    Mrs. Alison Stannard, Services Manager at Sight Support Hull and East Yorkshire, for services to People with Visual Impairments particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    If you know of someone who does great work in your local community and you wish to nominate them for an honour, please visit the UK Honours website.

    New Year Honours 2021 List

    We are delighted to announce that the following people from our Lieutenancy Area have been recognised in The Queen's New Year Honours 2021 List:

    Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

    Mr. Michael Shanahan, Deputy National Head, Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response at NHS England, for services to the NHS.

    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

    Mr. Michael Freer, Prison Officer, HM Prison Hull, for services to HM Prison and Probation Service.

    Medallists of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

    Mr. Dean Hoggard, Founder, Life for a Kid Foundation, for charitable services to young people.

    Mrs. Sandra Staples, Secretary, East Yorkshire Branch, SSAFA, for voluntary service to ex-service personnel.

    Mr. Adrian Thompson for charitable services to the community in Hull.

    Mr. Curtis Woodhouse for services to football and boxing.

    Mrs. Linda Carrington, Food Retail Worker, SPAR, for services to customers during the COVID-19 response.

    If you know of someone who does great work in your local community and you wish to nominate them for an honour, please visit the UK Honours website.

    Birthday Honours 2020 List

    We are delighted to announce that the following people from our Lieutenancy Area have been recognised in The Birthday Honours 2020 List:

    Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

    Mr. Simon Carr, Managing Director, Henry Boot Construction, has been appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to the construction industry and charity.

    Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

    Mrs. Marcella Goligher-Martin, Governor of HMP Humber, has been appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to Criminal Justice.

    Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

    Mrs. Rhian Livingstone has been appointed a Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM) for services to the community in Driffield during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    If you know of someone who does great work in your local community and you wish to nominate them for an honour, please visit the UK Honours website.

    New Year Honours 2020 List

    We are delighted to announce that the following people 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.

    If you know of someone who does great work in your local community and you wish to nominate them for an honour, please visit the UK Honours website.

    The King's Awards for Enterprise

    The King's Awards for Enterprise are presented annually to businesses who have made outstanding progress in the categories of:

    • International Trade - recognising companies that have demonstrated growth in overseas earnings.

    • Innovation - recognising companies that have demonstrated commercial success through innovative products or services.

    • Sustainable Development - recognising companies that have integrated environmental, social, economic and management aspects of sustainable development into their business.

    Promoting opportunity through social mobility - is awarded for social mobility programmes that help people from disadvantaged backgrounds into successful working lives.

    Previous corporate winners have come from a diverse selection of business sectors and have included large and small businesses. This award relies on the business themselves submitting an application.

    The benefits of winning the award include:

    • the use of a recognised Royal Emblem that will their business noticed, above and beyond the competition
    • global recognition as an outstanding British brand
    • likely increased sales and growth (past winners have reported that The Queen's Award helped them win new business)
    • two places for the winning companies at a Royal reception at Buckingham Palace.

    The winning companies will be presented with their Award by the Lord-Lieutenant on The King’s behalf. This gives a great opportunity not only to boost staff morale, but also to gain press coverage and celebrate together with partner local authorities, planners, supply chain and other stakeholders.

    All applications must be made online, and companies can apply for more than one category.

    All entry forms, eligibility criteria and information on how to apply is available at:

    The King's Award for Enterprise (external website)

    Winners in the East Riding and Hull area

    2021 Award Winner

    Promoting opportunity for social mobility

    Sewell Group Ltd., Hull

    www.sewell-group.co.uk

    Past Award Winners:

    2019 Award Winners

    The Queen’s International Trade Award

    Ideal Boilers, Hull

    www.idealheating.com

    The Queen’s Innovation Award

    Ideal Boilers, Hull

    www.idealheating.com

    2017 Award Winners

    The Queen’s International Trade Award

    Crewshield Ltd., Hull

    www.crewshield.com

    The Queen’s Innovation Award

    Kohler Mira Ltd., Melton

    www.mirashowers.co.uk

    2016 Award Winners

    International Trade Award

    Bureau UK Recruitment Limited, Hull

    www.bureauuk.co.uk

    Nitesite Ltd., Full Sutton

    www.nitesite.com

    The Queen’s Innovation Award

    Crewshield Ltd., Hull

    www.crewshield.com

    SG Technical Systems, Market Weighton

    www.sgtechsys.com

    2015 Award Winner

    International Trade Award

    Detectamet UK Ltd., Pocklington

    2013 Award Winner

    Innovation Award

    Ideal Boilers Ltd., Hull

    www.idealheating.com

    2012 Award Winner

    International Trade Award

    JSR Genetics Ltd., Driffield

    www.jsrgenetics.com

    2011 Award Winner

    International Trade Award

    Microgard Ltd., Hull

    Rofin-Sinar UK Ltd., Willerby

    2010 Award Winner

    International Trade Award

    Allam Marine Ltd., Melton

    www.allam.com

    2009 Award Winner

    International Trade Award

    William Jackson (Bakery) Ltd., Hull

    2008 Award Winners

    International Trade Award

    Advanced New Technologies Ltd., Hull

    J. Marr (Seafoods) Ltd., Hessle

    2007 Award Winner

    Innovation Award

    Rofin-Sinar UK Ltd., Willerby

    2006 Award Winners

    International Trade Award

    Allam Marine Ltd., Melton

    www.allam.com

    Phosyn plc, Pocklington

    2005 Award Winners

    International Trade Award

    Shiphams Values, Hull

    www.rpv-group.co.uk/shipham-valves

    Yes Group Ltd., Hull

    Innovation Award

    Corniche Fine Arts Ltd., Bridlington

    2002 Award Winner

    International Trade Award

    Avenue Data Systems Ltd., Hull

    2000 Award Winner

    Export Achievement Award

    Fibrin (Humberside) Ltd., Beverley

    1998 Award Winner

    Export Achievement Award

    Electro Furnace Products Ltd., Hull

    1997 Award Winner

    Export Achievement Award

    Orvec International Ltd., Hull

    The King's Award for Voluntary Service

    The King's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities.

    The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service was created in 2002 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of HM Queen Elizabeth II's coronation. King's Award for Voluntary Service was created in 2022 after King Charles III succeeded Queen Elizabeth II following her death.

    Winners in the East Riding and Hull area

    2021 Award Winner

    For Entrepreneurs Only (FEO)

    Entrepreneurs helping peers to start, adapt, and grow their businesses in Hull and East Yorkshire.

    www.forentrepreneursonly.co.uk

    Past Award Winners:

    2015 Queen's Award for Voluntary Service Winner

    Recycling Unlimited

    Supporting people who feel excluded from their local communities because of mental health problems or other barriers to social inclusion.

    www.recyclingunlimited.org.uk

    2014 Queen's Award for Voluntary Service Winner

    Giroscope Limited

    Helping the long-term unemployed, ex-offenders and other marginalised people participate fully in their community by providing work placements and training to help them find secure employment.

    www.giroscope.org.uk

    2013 Queen's Award for Voluntary Service Winner

    The Amazing Grace Chapel

    Providing help to staff and families and a community resource for local people in need of food and support.

    www.rccgamazinggracechapel.org

    2012 Queen's Award for Voluntary Service Winner

    Castaway Goole

    Using musical theatre to provide life-enhancing opportunities for adults and young people with learning and physical difficulties.

    www.castaway-goole.co.uk

    Mires Beck Nursery

    Enhancing the lives of people with learning disabilities through horticultural training and work experience.

    www.miresbeck.co.uk

    2011 Queen's Award for Voluntary Service Winner

    Humber Rescue

    Providing fast-response lifeboat cover and support for emergency services in rescues along the Humber Estuary.

    www.humber-rescue.co.uk/

    Hull Kung Fu

    Hull Kung Fu developing the needs of children and young people in Hull and East Yorkshire including self-defence, confidence building and career development.

    2008 Queen's Award for Voluntary Service Winner

    Hull Churches Home from Hospital Service

    Providing free short term practical support to adults on return home from hospital to support independence.

    www.hchfh.org.uk/welcome.htm

    2006 Queen's Award for Voluntary Service Winner

    Beverley Community Lift

    Provides a transport service to increase the independence of old or disabled people, helping to combat loneliness and isolation.

    www.bclift.org.uk

    2004 Queen's Award for Voluntary Service Winner

    Pooh Bear Reading Assistance Society

    Providing trained volunteer support to build confidence and reading skills of local children through sharing and enjoying books.

    2003 Queen's Award for Voluntary Service Winner

    Hornsea Inshore Rescue

    Rescuing those in difficulties at sea and promoting water safety.

    www.hornsearescue.org.uk

    The British Fishermen's Association

    Achieved compensation for distant water trawler men in Hull.

    The Longhill Link-Up Trust

    Providing services and activities for those living on the Longhill Housing Estate.

    When are the awards announced?

    KAVS awardees are announced annually on 14 November, when a special London Gazette supplement, detailing all winning groups according to region, is published.

    How are the winners nominated and chosen?

    Anyone aware of the group, including people who benefit from the group’s activities, may make a nomination. After consideration, local assessment panels send their chosen nominations to a national award committee.

    Who is eligible?

    • The group should be made up of two or more people
    • The group’s work must have been operating for a minimum of three years
    • More than half the people who work in the group must be volunteers
    • More than half the group’s volunteers must have the right of residence in the UK
    • The group must have the appropriate insurance(s) required for its work
    • The group must satisfy requirements to safeguard children and vulnerable adults, if appropriate.

    What do we receive?

    Successful groups receive a certificate signed by The King and a domed glass crystal, presented by the Lord-Lieutenant on behalf of His Majesty. Two representatives from the group will also be invited to attend a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.

    Nominations are made online and before a specified date in September to be considered for the following year’s awards.

    Visit The King's Award for Voluntary Service website

    The Elizabeth Cross

    The Elizabeth Cross and Memorial Scroll are granted to the Next of Kin of UK Armed Forces personnel who have died on operations or as a result of an act of terrorism in national recognition of their loss and sacrifice.

    The Elizabeth Cross is not a posthumous medal for the fallen but an emblem demonstrating tangible national recognition for Service families for their loss.

    Not all deaths of Service personnel are included in this scheme. The death of any service person, whatever the circumstances, is a tragic loss to his or her family and to the Armed Forces as a whole, but the Elizabeth Cross was instituted specifically to recognise the unique challenges that service personnel face on operations and from terrorism, and the particular burden this places on Service families.

    The first Elizabeth Crosses and Memorial Scrolls were granted on 1 August 2009 (and will be retrospective to the end of the Second World War).

    Further details and application forms can be found at:

    GOV.UK - Request for the Elizabeth Cross and Memorial Scroll (external website)