Detailed information about UK National Honours, including The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, The Queen’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.
The Lord-Lieutenant would like to congratulate the Hull and East Riding residents who have been recognised in The Queen's Birthday Honours List 2021:
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.
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 COVID-19 pandemic.
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:
Mr. Michael Shanahan, Deputy National Head, Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response at NHS England, for services to the NHS.
Mr. Michael Freer, Prison Officer, HM Prison Hull, for services to HM Prison and Probation Service.
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.
We are delighted to announce that the following people from our Lieutenancy Area have been recognised in The Queen's Birthday Honours 2020 List:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 serice 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 Queen'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 Queen.
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:
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:
The Queen’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 winning companies will be presented with their Award by the Lord-Lieutenant on The Queen’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:
Sewell Group Ltd., Hull
Ideal Boilers, Hull
Ideal Boilers, Hull
Crewshield Ltd., Hull
Kohler Mira Ltd., Melton
Detectamet UK Ltd., Pocklington
Ideal Boilers Ltd., Hull
JSR Genetics Ltd., Driffield
Microgard Ltd., Hull
Rofin-Sinar UK Ltd., Willerby
Allam Marine Ltd., Melton
William Jackson (Bakery) Ltd., Hull
Advanced New Technologies Ltd., Hull
J. Marr (Seafoods) Ltd., Hessle
Rofin-Sinar UK Ltd., Willerby
Allam Marine Ltd., Melton
Phosyn plc, Pocklington
Shiphams Values, Hull
Yes Group Ltd., Hull
Corniche Fine Arts Ltd., Bridlington
Avenue Data Systems Ltd., Hull
Fibrin (Humberside) Ltd., Beverley
Electro Furnace Products Ltd., Hull
Orvec International Ltd., Hull
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The Queen’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.
It was created in 2002 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Queen’s coronation.
For Entrepreneurs Only (FEO) entrepreneurs helping peers to start, adapt, and grow their businesses in Hull and East Yorkshire.
Recycling Unlimited supporting people who feel excluded from their local communities because of mental health problems or other barriers to social inclusion.
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.
The Amazing Grace Chapel providing help to staff and families and a community resource for local people in need of food and support.
Castaway Goole using musical theatre to provide life-enhancing opportunities for adults and young people with learning and physical difficulties.
Mires Beck Nursery enhancing the lives of people with learning disabilities through horticultural training and work experience.
Humber Rescue providing fast-response lifeboat cover and support for emergency services in rescues along the Humber Estuary.
Hull Kung Fu developing the needs of children and young people in Hull and East Yorkshire including self-defence, confidence building and career development.
Hull Churches Home from Hospital Service providing free short term practical support to adults on return home from hospital to support independence.
Beverley Community Lift provides a transport service to increase the independence of old or disabled people, helping to combat loneliness and isolation.
Pooh Bear Reading Assistance Society providing trained volunteer support to build confidence and reading skills of local children through sharing and enjoying books.
Hornsea Inshore Rescue rescuing those in difficulties at sea and promoting water safety.
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.
QAVS awardees are announced annually on 2 June, when a special London Gazette supplement, detailing all winning groups according to region, is published.
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.
Successful groups receive a certificate signed by The Queen and a domed glass crystal, presented by the Lord-Lieutenant on behalf of Her 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 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service website:
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: