The West Midlands Lieutenancy
Honours are given to people from all walks of life and all sections of society who have made a difference to their community. There are several different types of award, each one recognising a different type of contribution.
Although the Lord-
Types of honours or awards
Most awards are made in the Order of the British Empire, which has a number of levels.
During the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Birthday Honours in 2012 the British Empire Medal was reintroduced. This rewards an achievement or contribution of very 'hands on' service to the community. This could take the form of sustained commitment in support of a charity or voluntary activity, or innovative work which has delivered real impact in a short time.
The honours list
The honours list is announced twice a year on The Queen’s official birthday in June
and again just before the end of the year (New Year’s Honours). Submissions can take
12 to 18 months or longer to process, depending when submitted. There is no closing
date. The presentation of awards usually takes places at an investiture at Buckingham
Palace or Windsor Castle. However, in some circumstances the Lord-
Anyone can nominate a deserving individual within their community whether they are a friend or someone they have worked with or who might have helped them in some specific way. What is important is not to let the person you are thinking of know what you have in mind and then to privately ask others who might feel the same as you to support you in the process.
An outline of some of the most well known Honours are:
Companion of Honour
Awarded for a pre-
Awarded for a pre-
Awarded for a prominent national role of a lesser degree, or a conspicuous leading role in regional affairs, through achievement or service to the community, or making a highly distinguished, innovative contribution in his or her area of activity.
Awarded for a distinguished regional or country-
Awarded for achievement or service in and to the community of a responsible kind
which is outstanding in its field; or very local 'hands-
The British Empire Medal is awarded in recognition of the dedication and hard work
so many provide to their communities. Those awarded the honour will not receive it
from Her Majesty The Queen but from the Lord-
A comprehensive guide to the Honours System, including nomination forms can be found at .
Birthday and New Year Honours
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