THE WEST MIDLANDS LIEUTENANCY

The Lord- Lieutenant of the West Midlands is Her Majesty’s personal representative and the role involves supporting civic, ceremonial, voluntary, charitable and social activity.

 

John Crabtree, OBE, is the Lord-Lieutenant of the West Midlands and he is supported by the Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Deputy Lieutenants  and a small secretariat.

 

“I am enormously proud of the West Midlands – its people, its communities and above all, its energy.  We have one of the youngest populations in Europe. We are culturally and artistically diverse. We are hugely creative and entrepreneurial – and we are home to thousands of enterprises that make a significant contribution to the nation’s economy. The people of the West Midlands can be proud of its achievements that are recognised throughout the world.

 

“It is this vitality and variety that the West Midlands Lieutenancy is committed to supporting – helping to bring our many communities together whilst also promoting and showcasing the unique qualities that together create the West Midlands.  As Lord-Lieutenant I am privileged to be a part of such a dynamic and wonderful county and will always do all that I can to support the many fantastic achievements and people here.”

 

John Crabtree, OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of the West Midlands

About the West Midlands Lieutenancy

The West Midlands Lieutenancy is the second largest lieutenancy in England and Wales supporting a population of nearly 3 million people across the seven local authorities of Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

 

Although the West Midlands’ metropolitan county was only formed in 1974, the office of Lord-Lieutenant dates back to the 16th century and the reign of Henry VIII.

 

Today the West Midlands Lieutenancy is involved in a variety of community roles and activities, including:

 

  • Arranges and supports visits to the West Midlands by members of the Royal Family who are accompanied by the Lord-Lieutenant or his representative whilst in the area.
  • Advises on nominations and honours – including The New Year Honours and The Queen’s Birthday Honours.
  • Helps identify companies and enterprises that might be considered as recipients of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
  • Presents medals, Queen’s Awards and other commendations including planning and organising the presentation of the British Empire Medal held each year in the West Midlands.
  • Maintains and encourages links with the civic authorities, armed forces and the emergency services.

West Midlands Lieutenancy on Twitter

👏 Congratulations to four Sandwell voluntary organisations which have received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for their fantastic work supporting our local community.

🏅 Equivalent to an MBE, the QAVS is the highest award given to local voluntary groups in the UK.

Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick’s volunteers receive The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in recognition of their work. The @QueensAwardVS is the highest award given to volunteer groups in the UK, it is the MBE for volunteer groups.

I want to say something to all the young people watching tonight:

For too long, we haven’t done enough to protect the planet for your future.

But Earthshot is for you.

In the next ten years we are going to act. We are going to find the solutions to repair our planet.

It’s been a phenomenal day. Thank you to everyone who helped make it happen. But above all thank you to all our voluntary organisations who give so much every day. You are the lifeblood of our communities and we are proud of you all. 👏👏👏

Humbled to receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2020 from the @WMLieutenancy on behalf of @EnV_Coventry & the Coventry Ambassador volunteers today amongst many “ordinary people doing extraordinary things”. #QAVS https://twitter.com/WMLieutenancy/status/1449730829387800577

Humbled to receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2020 from the @WMLieutenancy on behalf of @EnV_Coventry & the Coventry Ambassador volunteers today amongst many “ordinary people doing extraordinary things”. #QAVS https://t.co/gTWTnWHTze
WMLieutenancy @WMLieutenancy

Well done and many congrats Env Coventry CIC on your award #QAVS