What does recognition really do? The New Year Honours List 2022

What does recognition really do? The New Year Honours List 2022

What does recognition really do? The New Year Honours List 2022

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By Donna O’Toole

New Year Honours List 2022

The much-anticipated New Year Honours List has now been revealed and includes 1,278 inspirational individuals who have made an outstanding contribution in their respective fields, such as the Armed Forces, the sporting arena and even through services to the UK from overseas and internationally.

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.

Honours range from the Companion of Honour and the Order of the Bath, through Knighthoods and Damehoods, to CBEs, OBEs, MBEs, and the BEM.

Who received an Honour?

The statistics show greater diversity amongst the recipients than ever before:

  • 156 people (12.2%) were appointed CBE or higher.
  • 1,122 candidates (87.8%) were selected at OBE, MBE and BEM level, as follows: 253 at OBE, 508 at MBE, 361 at BEM
  • 799 (63%) of all recipients are people who have undertaken outstanding work in their communities either in a voluntary or paid capacity.
  • 612 women received honours, accounting for almost half of recipients (47.9%). What’s more, 35.9% of recipients at CBE level and above are women.
  • 15.1% come from ethnic minority backgrounds.
  • 13.3% of the successful candidates are disabled or have a long-term health condition.
  • 25.5% of recipients considered themselves to come from a lower socio-economic background.
  • 3.5% of recipients are LGBT.

Demonstrating that it’s never too early or late in life to make an impact, there are many heartwarming examples of recognition for young and old alike.

At one end of the age spectrum, 11-year-old Tobias Weller – who has cerebral palsy and autism – became the youngest ever recipient of the BEM for his outstanding charity fundraising. Whilst magician Henry Lewis (below), was appointed MBE at the grand old age of 102 for his work with the Magic Circle.

Read on for highlights from the 2022 Queen’s New Year Honours List and to find out how and why to nominate someone you know for recognition too.

Combatting the Pandemic

Chris Whitty, the Chief Medical Officer for England and the UK government’s Chief Medical Advisor was recognised along with Professor Jonathan Van-Tam – Whitty’s deputy – as both men received knighthoods for their tireless work to handle the Covid-19 pandemic.

Many more medical experts have also been honoured, including Dr Jenny Harries, Chief Executive of the UK Health Security Agency, and Dr June Raine, head of the vaccines regulator MHRA, who have both been made dames. The Cabinet Office said nearly one in five (19%) of the honours are for Covid-related service.

Community Heroes

Having been inspired to raise money for the North Devon Hospice after they cared for his elderly neighbour before he passed away from cancer, 12-year-old Max Woosey (below) camped outside for almost 640 nights… and has managed to generate the incredible sum of nearly £680,000 for his efforts. He’s now been awarded the British Empire Medal.

Chrissie Simmons, a longstanding housekeeper from Condover College – a school for people with additional needs, has been appointed an MBE for her efforts during the pandemic after she implemented new measures which helped keep residents and staff safe. Despite evidence that people with learning difficulties were “extremely vulnerable” to the effects of Covid-19, the college experienced no deaths whatsoever.

Abeda Suleman Vorajee came to England from Pakistan when she was 16 and has spent decades working to improve community understanding. She became a school governor in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, in her 20s and went on to promote links between different communities in the area with a particular focus on empowering young ladies and supporting women from all backgrounds. She has also been appointed an MBE. Demonstrating true altruism, charity workers who have supported various vulnerable groups throughout the pandemic were recognised.

Bridget Stratford from Newcastle University received a BEM for her services to refugees and asylum seekers, while Lisa Powis also received an award as the founder of charity ‘Painting Our World in Silver’, which has helped tackle the issue of loneliness throughout the pandemic.

Other people recognised for serving their local area include Ifran Shah who helped young people and the community in Redbridge, London, and Mohammed Miah for his charitable fundraising work in Oldham. Although 2021 has not been an easy year, these individuals went the extra mile in a bid to help local residents.

Business Leaders & Entrepreneurial Excellence

Amongst those recognised for their contributions to business are Steve Murrells, the Co-op Group’s Chief Executive, and Roger Burnley, who stepped down as Chief Executive of Asda in last year. Both have been made CBEs after being honoured for services to the food supply chain amidst staff shortages, pandemic restrictions and global disruption.

Bina Mehta, KPMG UK’s chair (above), was recognised with an OBE “for services to trade and investments in the UK and female entrepreneurs”, while former HS2 chair Douglas Oakervee has been awarded a knighthood for services to transport and infrastructure delivery. Gary Jordan – chairman of the Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 Business Club – has been awarded an MBE for services to the economy and community of Mansfield and Ashfield.

In terms of furthering regional business activity, there were honours for the Scottish Chambers of Commerce Chief Executive, Liz Cameron, who received a CBE for services to the promotion of Scottish and UK international trade, and Lesley Moody, President of the North East England Chamber of Commerce, who was appointed OBE for services to business and to the community in the North East.

Sporting Honours

With the rescheduled Olympics and Paralympics taking place last summer in Tokyo, a number of our talented athletes were honoured for their incredible performances in Japan. Hugely decorated cyclists Jason and Laura Kenny (below) – guests at the 2021 Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards – were made a knight and a dame, and Tom Daley received an OBE for services to “diving, LGBTQ+ rights and charity”.

There were OBEs for Paralympians Hannah Cockcroft, Kadeena Cox and Hannah Russell, while gold medal-winning Olympians Jonathan Brownlee (Triathlon) and Hannah Mills (Sailing) were awarded the MBE and OBE respectively. After becoming the first British swimmer to defend an Olympic title, Adam Peaty was appointed OBE.

The newly crowned 2021 Sports Personality of the Year, Emma Raducanu, made it an unforgettable few months by receiving an MBE following her extraordinary US Open tennis triumph.

Promoting Sustainability

As green processes and sustainability become more important than ever, it was great to see a number of prominent figures receive recognition for their exceptional work in this sphere. Professor Myles Allen (below), the University of Oxford’s professor of geosystem science (and the first UK scientist who demonstrated the need for a global transition to net-zero emissions in 2006) is now a CBE. In addition to teaching at Oxford, he has written for a range of groundbreaking reports, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) special report on 1.5C.

Elsewhere, an OBE was awarded to the Head of Regulatory Affairs at RWE Renewables, Zoe Keeton, who has amassed over 20 years’ experience in the UK’s renewable energy sector, and another was given to National Grid’s Head of Futures Dr Catherine McClay.

We would love to highlight the individual achievements of everyone on this year’s Honours List but hopefully this has provided an insightful summary.

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.

Now It’s Your Turn

To ensure that exceptional individuals in the UK continue to be recognised for their respective efforts, it’s vital to nominate people we know for the impact they have made to society.

Should you have any questions or would like to discover more about how we can support you to get someone special the recognition they deserve, simply get in touch here.

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Frontline key workers and volunteers have been honoured for their contributions during the Covid-19 pandemic in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

The list was postponed from being published for the Queen’s official birthday in June until October to allow for all those who have gone above and beyond during the pandemic to get the very highest recognition they deserve.

Alongside key workers and volunteers, some well-known faces also received honours.

Manchester United and England Footballer Marcus Rashford for his services to vulnerable children, and to The Body Coach, Joe Wicks for his free national PE lessons during lockdown and donations to charity, both received MBEs.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the recipients of this year’s honours are “a testament to the sort of country we are – caring, compassionate and resolute in the face of a global pandemic.” And that “the hard work and dedication of these local, often unsung heroes has helped carry us through.

WHO RECEIVED A  2020 QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HONOUR

The Queen’s Honours list highlights those people from all backgrounds who have given their time to their community, industry, charities and the country.

This year’s 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours list;

  • 1,358 candidates have been selected at BEM, MBE and OBE level:
    537 at BEM
    561 at MBE
    260 at OBE
  • 137 candidates have been selected at CBE and higher
  • 1,069 honours have been given to people who have volunteered in their communities and completed outstanding work
  • 740 women have been recognised in the List, 49% of the total
  • 13% are from a BAME background
  • 6% consider themselves to have a disability (under the Equality Act 2010)

You can see the full lists of recipients here.

KEEPING THE COUNTRY GOING DURING THE PANDEMIC

14% of the total 1,495 recipients on the list are health and social workers.

Just one of those is Felicia Kwaku, from Islington, North London, who has been a nurse for 30 years. As associate director of nursing at Kings College NHS Foundation Trust, she championed the cause of nurses from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background.

Also honoured are fundraisers who have raised millions during the pandemic, like 100-year-old Dabirul Islam Choudhury who has been made OBE for raising £420k.

Jay Flynn’s viral virtual pub quiz has landed him an MBE for his charitable activities raising £750k whilst cheering people up from around the world reaching up to 180,000 people.

72% of recipients have been awarded for their work in the community, supplying free meals to those shielding, volunteering, and delivering care packages.

And of course, the Cabinet couldn’t forget to recognise the experts working in the Science, Health and Pharmaceutical fields who are at the forefront of studying COVID-19 symptoms, testing and making headway with a vaccine.

THE IMPORTANCE OF RECOGNITION

Recognition is so valuable, it’s valuable to our mental health, our personal progression and serves to inspire others.

We see this every day in businesses and teams we work with, and we know first-hand that the difference some credible recognition makes can be life-changing.

Receiving an Honour from The Queen is the highest official form of recognition an individual can achieve. And as it’s such a prestigious award only those who truly, truly deserve it will be given one.

And every year for the Queen’s Birthday Honours and New Year’s Honours we get so excited to find out who has received an honour and learn more about their fantastic achievements, and we’re always blown away by some of the stories.

You hear about the celebrities and public figures who receive MBEs, OBEs, CBEs, Damehoods and Knighthoods, but the real-life “normal” people who receive honours are where the magic is…

The business owner who has been a thought leader for their industry over the past 50 years, the nurse who has served her community for 30 years, the 16-year-old who has raised thousands of pounds for charity – these are the stories we love to see and read. If you want to nominate someone you know for their incredible efforts you can do so by clicking here.

And listen to our podcast episode on How to Create a Queen’s Honours Nomination below;

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Happy New Year! And congratulations to the 1097 people who are starting 2020 with a huge accomplishment: receiving an honour from The Queen.

England Cricketer Ben Stokes, singer-songwriter Sir Elton John and Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain are among the famous faces receiving honours.

But we want to shine a light on the everyday extraordinary people receiving the highest honours in the UK. Over a thousand people will receive awards as follows:

  • 315 people to receive a British Empire Medal (BEM)
  • 397 to receive a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
  • 229 to receive an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
  • 100 people receive the highest honour of Commander of the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
  • 56 people to become Knights and Dames

Awards are given out for a multitude of reasons, and this year some of those outstanding statistics show that:

  • 789 (72%) of the recipients are people who have undertaken outstanding work in their communities
  • 556 of recipients are women (51%)
  • 8.7% of awards are for work in education
  • Industry and the economy make up 12.3% of the List
  • 14.6% of honours are for work in the Science, Technology and Health sectors

Inspiring Individuals

Honours are given to individuals who have gone above and beyond in their community, charity work, their industry or their field of interest/expertise (sports, arts, subjects etc.)

The level of honour BEM, MBE, OBE, CBE, Knighthood or Damehood, is determined by the Main Honours Committee with guidance from The Queen, Prime Minister and members of the nine specialist committees that consider different areas of society.

This year the honours system has continued to reward individuals who support children and young people to achieve their potential, enhance life opportunities, remove barriers to success and work to tackle discrimination.

How to nominate someone for a Queen’s Honour

Noone receives an award without being nominated by a third party. So if you want to find out how to nominate someone for an honour you can read our handy guide here.

Carry on reading to see just some of the people who made it on this year’s New Year Honours List and for what reason.

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BEM

315 people will receive a British Empire Medal including;

  • Suzanne Barnley – For voluntary and charitable service
  • Richard Frank Elam – For services to Business and the community in York
  • Ruth Lachs – For services to Holocaust Education
  • Isabel Susan Ingerid Oswell – For services to Public Libraries and Entrepreneurship
  • Hannah Maria Phillips – For services to charity
  • Lesley Anne Rudd – For services to UK Energy Markets and Clean Growth
  • Paramjit Singh Sandhu – For services to Community Engagement

MBE

397 individuals will receive an MBE;

  • Mark Edward Apsey – For services to Sustainable Energy and Energy Efficiency
  • Helen Elizabeth Baden – For services to Diversity and Inclusion and the Industrial Strategy
  • Elaine Margaret Billington – For services to Apprenticeships and Young People in North West England
  • Christopher Bridgman – For services to the community in Wolverton and Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  • Heidi Lorraine Fisher – For services to Innovation in Social Enterprise and Impact Measurement
  • Simon Graham Hunter – For services to Business and the Economy
  • Sally Louise Preston – For services to Entrepreneurship

OBE

229 people will receive an OBE from The Queen at Buckingham Palace, including;

  • Carl Jason Austin-Behan – For services to charity, LGBTQ+ Equality and the community in Greater Manchester
  • Ruth Elizabeth Chapman – For services to the International Fashion Retail Industry
  • Thomas Watson Chapman – For services to the International Fashion Retail Industry
  • Dr Peter David Englander – For services to charity and Philanthropy
  • Simon Neville John Everest – For services to International Trade
  • Mr Keith John Morris – For services to the Insurance Industry and Philanthropy
  • Barbara Anne Vest – For services to the Energy Industry

CBE

The New Year Honours List sees 100 people receive a CBE including;

  • Amanda Melanie Brooks – For services to Economic Growth
  • Jonson Cox – For services to the Water Industry
  • Ian Barrett Curle – For services to the Scotch Whisky Industry
  • Elizabeth Fagan – For services to Gender Equality in Business
  • Ross Maxwell McEwan – For services to the Financial Sector
  • Keith Charles William Morgan – For services to Small Business Finance
  • Philip Henry George Sellwood – For services to Public Policy on Energy Efficiency

Knights and Dames

Amongst those receiving knighthoods and damehoods are;

  • Dr Caroline Allen OBE – For services to Education
  • Teresa Colomba Graham CBE – For services to Small Businesses
  • Professor Sarah Jane Whatmore FBA – For services to the Study of Environmental Policy
  • Professor Anthony Kevin Cheetham FRS – For services to Material Chemistry, UK Science and Global Outreach
  • Peter Kenneth Estlin – For services to International Business, Inclusion and Skills
  • Andrew William Graham Wylie CBE – For services to Business and charity

You can find the full 2020 New Year Honours List here.

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Inspirational Individuals recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019

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By Donna O’Toole

Inspirational Individuals Recognised in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019

On Saturday 8th June 2019, Her Majesty The Queen’s official birthday, the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours list was published. With 1073 individuals receiving CBEs, OBEs, MBEs, BEMs, Knighthoods and Damehoods for their fantastic personal achievements. Here’s this year’s roundup:

  • 920 candidates have been selected at BEM, MBE and OBE level: 306 at BEM, 399 at MBE and 215 at OBE
  • 75% of the recipients are people who have undertaken outstanding work in their communities either in a voluntary or paid capacity
  • 508 women are recognised in the List, representing 47% of the total
  • 10.4% of the successful candidates come from a BAME background
  • 5.9% of the successful candidates consider themselves to have a disability (under the Equality Act 2010)
  • 2.8% of recipients identified as being LGBT

Honours for Economic Activity

The Economy Committee is responsible for highlighting hard-working, successful entrepreneurs, emerging sectors and those who have innovated in established sectors and leading the industry.

Industry and the economy make up 13% of the total honours list with CBEs going to Rachel Clacher, Co-founder of MoneyPenny and founder of WemindTheGap for both her services to business and supporting disadvantaged young people. A CBE also went to Paul Clarke, Chief Technology Officer at Ocado.

There were also OBEs for Gillian Docherty, CEO of Data Lab, Maggie Berry, Founder of the Women in Technology Network, and to Catherine Mead for her services to cheese making and the community in the South West.

Charity and Young People

For this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List, the Prime Minister suggested to the Main Honours Committee that the Honours System should support children and young people to reach their full potential, provide better opportunities, remove barriers, and tackle discrimination.

The Education Honours Committee recommended a knighthood for CEO of United Learning, Jonathan Coles. CBEs have been awarded to Rebecca Meredith, CEO of Transform Trust and a CBE for Professor Michele Burman, for her work on gender-based violence at The University of Glasgow.

OBEs went to husband and wife co-founders of Operation Encompass, David and Elizabeth Carney-Haworth for their work with children affected by domestic violence.

Famous Faces

Every list features a number of familiar names, from sporting backgrounds, TV and film, authors and musicians. CBEs were awarded to Oscar-Winning actress Olivia Coleman, author Lee Child, pianist and Head of Piano at the Royal Academy of Music, Joanna MacGregor, and author Joanna Trollope.

Adventure, survivalist and TV presenter Bear Grylls has been presented with an OBE, alongside musician Elvis Costello and producer of David Attenborough’s critically-acclaimed Blue Planet and Planet Earth, Alistair Fothergill.

The List also includes seven individuals who are Holocaust survivors and have dedicated their lives to remembrance and education by sharing their stories with thousands of school children from around the UK.

Who Can Receive an Honour?

The Honours System rewards people for their outstanding achievements, those who have shown great commitment to serving and supporting the UK, and those who have demonstrated exceptional service to their industries, communities and professional disciplines.

If you have made life better for others, led a public service, inspired others with measurable results, or influence others by excelling at what you do… or you have a friend, family member or colleague who is doing any of the above, you should consider if you or they are eligible for an honour from The Queen – all you need is the nomination to start the ball rolling!

Anyone can be nominated for an Honour. However, the entry process is not to be taken lightly. Read here to find out more about the nomination process.

Get in Touch

If you know someone who you think would be a great candidate to nominate for a Queen’s Honour, get in touch!

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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2019 New Year’s Honours List

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2019 New Year’s Honours List

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By Donna O’Toole

2019 New Year’s Honours List

Congratulations to the 1148 people who have started the New Year with an incredible accolade; an honour from The Queen.

The 2019 New Year’s Honours List features celebrities, sports professionals and extraordinary individuals, honouring them for their achievements, dedication to charity, and outstanding work in their chosen industries.

Famous faces on the list include Gareth Southgate, the current England football manager who led the 2018 World Cup team to the semi-finals. Also on the list;

  • Geraint Thomas, who was awarded an OBE for his win at the Tour De France and achievements in cycling.
  • Monty Python star Michael Palin, who received a knighthood for his services to travel, culture and geography following his career as a documentary writer and presenter.
  • Fashion icon Twiggy, who has been awarded a Damehood for her services to fashion, charity, and the Arts.

But the New Year’s honours list doesn’t just recognise the famous faces we see on our TV and at big sporting events, The Queen gives the vast majority of the awards to the brave, selfless and honourable individuals for their services to the country, their community and industries. A breakdown of recipients shows that;

  • 70% of the recipients are people who have undertaken outstanding work in their communities either in a voluntary or paid capacity
  • 544 women are recognised in the List, representing 47% of the total
  • 12% of the successful candidates come from a BAME background
  • 4% of the successful candidates consider themselves to have a disability

Every year we are proud to help a variety of nominees’ colleagues and family members to nominate their comrades and loved ones, and this year we saw one awarded an MBE for services to their particular industry. A truly deserving individual and we couldn’t be happier to have helped their family to get them the inspirational recognition they deserve! Find out more about how a nomination works here.

Honours for Economic Activity

This year 10% of the New Year’s honours were given to industry and economy professionals.

The Economy Honours Committee has awarded Jayne-Anne Gadhia CEO of Virgin Money a Damehood for her services to financial services and women in financial services. Senior Vice President of Europe Pharmaceuticals for GSK, Nicola Yates has received an OBE for services to Women in Business and Workplace Equality.

The Honours Committee also recognised the following entreprepreneurs with OBEs, Tom Blomfield, founder and CEO of Monzo and Paul Lindley, Founder of Ella’s Kitchen. Amali De Alwis, CEO of Code First Girls received an MBE for her outstanding work and dedication to women in tech.

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 the UK, and those who have demonstrated exceptional service to their industries, communities and professional disciplines.

If you have made life better for others, led a public service, inspired others with measurable results, or influence others by excelling at what you do… or you have a friend, family member or colleague who is doing any of the above, you should consider if you or they are eligible for an honour from The Queen – all you need is the nomination to start the ball rolling!

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

Creating a nomination involves compiling an outstanding narrative, testimonials and evidence, then putting it together in a clear, cohesive way that fits the unique criteria for each level of honour. Once submitted it can take between 12-18 months or often much longer to get a response.

The entries 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!

What receiving an Honour from The Queen could do for you

Receiving an honour is such a huge achievement – it’s 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.

In a professional capacity, receiving an honour cements your leading position in your industry – it tells people you are dedicated, passionate, and truly inspirational. There is no higher accolade to achieve, and the doors it opens are incredible, helping you to do even more good things in the future!

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

Who do you know could be worthy of an Honour from The Queen

Get in touch to book a confidential call with Donna O’Toole, who has successfully overseen hundreds of honours applications and truly knows what it takes to win. Contact us today to find out if your candidate could be in line for an honour too, and maybe we’ll be seeing a name you know on next year’s Honours List!

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