2020 New Year Honours List

2020 New Year Honours List

2020 New Year Honours List

Queen’s Honours

By Donna O’Toole

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

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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Michael Tobin OBE – Building an outstanding Personal Brand

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By Donna O’Toole

Michael Tobin OBE

There is no doubt about it, Mike Tobin is the rock star of the datacentre industry. In fact it’s official, as voted by you the public, Mike is THE Top Influencer in data centres, cloud and data EMEA 2017. Three times winner of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, one of the UK’s most inspirational Digital Leaders, and with an OBE for his services to the Digital Economy amongst many of his exceptional awards – is there anything this man can’t achieve?

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Not only that, Mike is a true philanthropist and charity champion; in the summer of 2016 he ran 40 Marathons in 40 days – raising over £100K for the Prince’s Trust. In the same year, his CEO Sleepout in the City for Action for Children also raised hundreds of thousands of pounds to help get homeless children off the streets.

From being a homeless child himself, to become the maverick CEO who sent his team swimming with sharks, Mike is a true inspiration. His first book, Forget Strategy, Get Results, will teach you how to face your fears, overcome challenges and excel beyond all expectation. His next book, Live. Love. Work. Prosper. (coming soon) will teach you how to integrate every element of your life for the ultimate success.

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We are so proud to work with Mike and to help him reach his personal and professional goals by maximising his exciting and inspirational personal brand. You see, while you and I think we are busy running one or two businesses, Mike maintains NED appointments, advisory positions and Chairmanships in 15 businesses across 4 continents.

So having time to manage his awardsonline profile, connections, book promotions, website and charity fundraising alone is simply impossible. Mike’s colleagues, clients, passions and responsibilities come first to him, so his personal brand and professional profile comes first to us.

And of our help, Mike kindly says: “WE smashed it!”

And…

“Donna and her team have helped me to raise over £250,000 this year alone through raising the profile of my charity initiatives. She always puts the best interests of my projects first, is trustworthy and highly conscientious and I would recommend her for any profile raising activities.”

Thank YOU Mike!

Entrepreneur. Philanthropist. Maverick….

…You can find out more about Mike’s journey on his website which we collaborated with the brilliant team at Spoken to develop; hear him talk about how he turned ‘Millions into Billions’ and why his personal brand is now so valuable in this Next Level podcast, and find out more about Mike’s incredible achievements on his Wikipedia profile.

If you would like to build an effective and valuable personal brand, contact us for your FREE Personal Branding discovery meeting.

 

 

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