Who was recognised in the New Year Honours List 2023?

Who was recognised in the New Year Honours List 2023?

Who was recognised in the New Year Honours List 2023?

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By Donna O’Toole

New Year Honours List 2023

The much-anticipated New Year Honours List has now been revealed and includes 1,107 inspirational individuals on the main list who have made an outstanding contribution in their respective fields, such as the Armed Forces and the sporting arena. An additional 141 people were recognised by the Foreign Office for services to the UK from overseas and internationally. Honours range from the Companion of Honour and the Order of the Bath, through Knighthoods and Damehoods, to CBEs, OBEs, MBEs, and the BEM.

There is always a lot of media hype around the celebrities who receive honours, but it’s brilliant to see hundreds of our community heroes recognised in the List. These are the ‘everyday’ people who use their time, skills, and incredible spirit to give back to their fellow humans, professions, industries and communities in one way or another – and often despite their own personal battles. In fact, the majority of the main list recipients (60%) are people who have been recognised primarily for having undertaken outstanding work in their communities – either in a voluntary or charitable capacity.

 

Who received an Honour?

Demonstrating that it’s never too early or late in life to make an impact, there are many heart-warming examples of recognition for young and old alike. At one end of the age spectrum, 18-year-old Dara McAnulty from Annalong, Co Down (below), received a BEM for his environmental work and help for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, whilst the oldest recipient of the BEM was 100-year-old Peter Offord Davies, who was recognised for his work as a reading volunteer at Dean Valley Community Primary School.

Dara McAnulty

 

Campaigners & Community Heroes

A Cambridgeshire nanny who raised almost £200,000 and delivered essentials for people fleeing war-torn Ukraine was recognised – Louenna Hood received a BEM for her exceptional work.

Rachel Riley, the Countdown presenter, has been made an MBE for her efforts to raise awareness of the Holocaust and combat antisemitism.

One of the last surviving female members of the French section of the Special Operations Executive, 96-year-old Noreen Riols, has dedicated her MBE to the memory of her late “comrades”.

An MBE was awarded to Marie McCourt, who campaigned to make it harder for killers and paedophiles who hold back information on their victims to receive parole – this culminated in Helen’s Law being brought in following Helen McCourt’s murder in 1988.

 

Business Leaders & Entrepreneurial Excellence

Amongst those recognised for their contributions to business are Julianne Ponan (below), who was awarded an MBE for services to business, exports and people with allergies. The founder of Creative Nature – a successful top 14 allergen snack business that now exports to over 16 countries around the world – has done outstanding work to educate others about the risks, dangers and realities of living with allergies and anaphylaxis.

Julianne Ponan

The Chairman of FinTech Scotland, Stephen Ingledew, has become an OBE for services to establishing the Financial Technology Sector in Scotland as part of his influential 40-year career in the industry. He’s worked tirelessly to make the financial world more open, creative and inclusive through innovation and progressive working methods.

Jack Churchill and Toby Sutton, the co-founders of Scanning Pens – an organisation that provides portable text-to-speech pen scanners which empower young and adult readers by giving them the tool to access printed text anywhere, instantly – were both awarded OBEs for services to international trade and people with special educational needs and disabilities.

 

Sporting Honours

The sporting highlight of the year for many people was the Lionesses triumph at the 2022 European Championships (below) – the first major tournament success for a senior England team since the men’s 1966 World Cup success. Three of the team’s star players were awarded MBEs including Lucy Bronze, Ellen White and Beth Mead, who also was victorious at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2022. Team captain Leah Williamson was made an OBE, while their Dutch head coach Sarina Wiegman received an honorary CBE in the Foreign Office list.

England's Lionesses

Elsewhere, Pat Jennings was made a CBE for his football and charity service in Northern Ireland, and the captain of Scotland’s team, Andy Robertson, received an MBE to recognise his work for charity and with young people.

Gold medal-winning Olympic heptathlete Denise Lewis – now the president of Commonwealth Games England – was awarded a damehood. 

 

Entertaining the Nation

Brian May (below), the Queen guitarist who played God Save The Queen on Buckingham Palace’s roof during the Golden Jubilee celebrations, was knighted for services to music and charity following over 50 years in one of Britain’s most popular rock bands. In addition to his musical exploits, Brian is an astrophysicist and animal welfare campaigner.

Brian May

Comedian Frank Skinner was awarded an MBE for services to entertainment, while Merseyside-born actor Stephen Graham was made an OBE.

 

The Power of Recognition

So what can this kind of recognition really do?

Recognition conveys appreciation. It says thank you. It shows gratitude. It builds relationships. It inspires innovation. And ultimately, it drives people forward with more vigour than ever to do even more good in the world.

We see the impact of recognition in the workplace all the time – a study revealed that employees who are given recognition show:

26% increase in engagement
22% increase in effectiveness
33% increase in innovation

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88% of employees who were recognised for their contribution said they were more motivated and inspired to do even better work. It’s not about doing something just to get recognised, it’s about being altruistic and using what you can to make a change and have an impact.

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If you’ve got an inspirational marketing story that demonstrates outstanding creativity and effectiveness – whilst helping to drive growth and ROI – then this is the perfect place to showcase your project.

 

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With nothing to lose and everything to gain, you could be celebrating in style at the awards night. The awards are judged by elite marketers who are all working at the leading edge of marketing – together they represent a cross section of the most successful brands in the UK. The judging panel is led by The Marketing Society’s President Syl Saller, Executive Coach NED.

 

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Who can enter The Marketing Society Awards?

Entries are sought from brands and agencies who can demonstrate the power of marketing excellence on their business. As some of the categories are split into different turnover groups, you will only be competing against businesses of a similar size.

 

How many different categories are there?

A total of 22 categories are now open for entry, including:

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  • Brand Communication (Medium: £5m – £14m)

  • Brand Communication (Small: Under £5m)

  • Brand Evolution

  • Creative Use of Media

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  • Successful & Effective Partnerships

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  • Best Agency Team

  • Best Brand Team

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  • Campaign of the Year

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  • Inspirational Marketing Leader

 

When do entries close?

The deadline for entry is Friday 17 March 2023.

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If you are interested in entering but feel you would like some support to raise your chances of success, we are here to help you. We can take care of your entry from start to finish, working with you to put together your award-winning story whilst providing expert insights throughout.

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Culminating in a glitzy gala dinner in London on Tuesday 16 May 2023, these annual awards are highly sought-after and highlight leadership, change and sustainability in business through the promotion of quality business books.

 

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Who can enter the Business Book Awards?

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The judging panel is made up of experts from business, writing, publishing and other related fields, with expertise in their relevant category.

 

How many different categories are there?

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The overall Business Book of the Year is chosen from the category winners.

 

When do entries close?

The deadline for entry is Sunday 12 February 2023, with print copies of each book to be with the organisers by Monday 20 February 2023 in order for judging to commence.

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