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New Year’s Honours List 2019

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Each year, the New Year Honours List recognises the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom.

In total 1,148 people have received an award this year – including 18 from Cheshire.

1,018 candidates have been selected nationally at BEM, MBE and OBE level:

  • 358 at BEM (Medal of the Order of the British Empire)
  • 422 at MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire)
  • 238 at OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire)

Out of the total, 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 this year’s honours.

12% of the successful candidates come from a BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) background.

4% of the successful candidates consider themselves to have a disability (under the Equality Act 2010).

 

What people get honours for…

 

People get honours for achievements such as:

• making a difference to their community or field of work

• enhancing Britain’s reputation

• long-term voluntary service

• innovation and entrepreneurship

• changing things, with an emphasis on achievement

• improving life for people less able to help themselves

• displaying moral courage

 

Honours are given to people involved in fields including:

• community, voluntary and local services

• arts and media

• health

• sport

• education

• science and technology

• business and the economy

• civil or political service

 

Cheshire recipients…

 

CBE – Commander of the Order of the British Empire

 

Elizabeth Denham, UK information commissioner – CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for services to protecting information.

Professor Fiona Devine OBE, head, Alliance Manchester Business School and professor of sociology, University of Manchester – CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for services to social sciences.

Christine Ann Gaskell, chair, National Local Enterprise Partnership Network Management Board – CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for services to the community on Cheshire.

 

OBE – Officer of the Order of the British Empire

 

Christopher John Harrop, group marketing director and director of sustainability, Marshalls PLC – OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for services to the prevention of modern slavery and exploitation.

Colin Jeffery Kelsey, head of emergency planning and resilience, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership – OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for services to the community in Manchester.

Nasar Mahmood, chairman, British Muslim Heritage Centre – OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for services to community relations in Manchester.

Alan Martin Stevens, chair, board of trustees, Disability Rights UK – OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for services to people with multiple sclerosis.

 

MBE – Member of the Order of the British Empire

 

Sharon Granville – MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for services to museums.

Dr Pauline Grace Hutchinson, medical director and chair, Medcare – MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for services to children in Uganda.

Ann Madge Turner, lately principal and chief executive officer, Myerscough College – MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for services to services to land based education and training.

 

BEM – Medal of the Order of the British Empire

 

Ian Anstice – BEM (Medal of the Order of the British Empire) for services to the public libraries sector.

Susan Elizabeth Barratt, lately governor, Castle Hill High School – BEM (Medal of the Order of the British Empire) for services to education.

Reginald Dunning, lately governor, Castle Hill High School – BEM (Medal of the Order of the British Empire) for services to education and the community in Sandbach.

Paul Andrew Kerr – BEM (Medal of the Order of the British Empire) for services to mountain rescue in North Wales and the community in Cheshire.

Karin Elizabeth Snape – BEM (Medal of the Order of the British Empire) for services to Scouting.

Lesley Ann Walker – BEM (Medal of the Order of the British Empire) for voluntary services to the NHS.

Alan Richard Willia – BEM (Medal of the Order of the British Empire) for services to the community in Lymm.

Christine Mary Mackay Willia – BEM (Medal of the Order of the British Empire) for services to Save The Children.

 

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