Queen’s Honours

If you’re looking to raise your profile, winning awards is a great way to increase brand awareness and build your reputation. And there are hundreds of entrepreneur awards, business leader awards and director awards to enter, but the most prestigious award an individual can achieve is a national honour from The Queen!

How do you get an OBE, MBE, CBE or Knighthood?

The honours system rewards people for their outstanding achievements, those who have shown great commitment to serving and supporting Britain, and those who have demonstrated exceptional service to their industries, communities, and professional disciplines.

If you, or someone you know, has made life better for others, inspired and innovated your peers, or excel at what you do, then you or a friend, family member, or colleague could be eligible for a Queen’s honour.

Anyone can be nominated for an honour. However, the nomination process is not to be taken lightly.

Creating a Queen’s honour nomination involves compiling an outstanding narrative, supporting letters, testimonials, and evidence, then putting it all together in a clear, cohesive and comprehensive way. Once submitted it can take between 12-18 months or longer to achieve a result.

National honours nominations are rigorously checked by an Honours Committee to decide who shall receive the prestigious awards at either The Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June or in the New Year Honours List. In total there are around 2200 awards given out every year!

Types of National Honours

There are several types of Queen’s honours you can receive. These are;

Dame or Knighthood
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
British Empire Medal (BEM)

Each honour is awarded depending on the achievements you have detailed in your nomination, you do not specifically choose which level you would like to nominate your candidate for – that is the privilege of the experienced Honours Committee.

What receiving an Honour from The Queen could do for you

Receiving an honour is such a huge achievement and a true legacy for you and your family.

When you receive an honour you are invited to Buckingham Palace and presented with your medal by The Queen or a member of the Royal family. Your name and achievements are published in major national and international publications and if you are awarded a Damehood or Knighthood you receive the title ‘Sir’ or ‘Dame’, for other honours you have the letters of the award added to your name.

What an amazing platform for sharing your story with others and motivating more people to look after their communities or expand their profession with an inspirational commitment!

Queen’s honours nomination service

Donna has successfully overseen hundreds of Queen’s honours nominations during her career and knows exactly what it takes to succeed. Get in touch today to find out if you could be a potential candidate or if you know someone who could be in line for an honour.

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