Honours



For services to vulnerable adults

Sonia Parnell is a very special lady who has dedicated her life to the care and support of many vulnerable adults in the community. Apart from running a care home, Liberty House, she undertakes courses and activities to support young people, giving advice on building self- esteem and inspiring young people to go further. She […]

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Business Group Lead

Nasir is Chief Executive Officer, Awan Marketing Plc; Director of Awan Marketing International Limited; and Director of Awan Property Investments Limited.   Nasir started in the retail business in 1978, joining his late father. In 1980 he set up a consumer electronics wholesale operation, becoming one of UK’s major distributors.   Awan Marketing is now […]

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For services to the community in Solihull

With so many families breaking up, the impact on the lives of children is a growing concern and it is heart-warming to know there are people like Anne Ryder, selflessly giving her time and expertise to help in times of crisis. For over 21 years Anne has been a volunteer at the Solihull Child Contact […]

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Deputy Lieutenant

Paul is Chief Executive of Real Estate Investors plc, the Birmingham based AIM listed property investment REIT. Paul is also non-executive Chairman of Bond Wolfe (founded in 1983) and formerly non-executive Chairman of CP Bigwood Chartered Surveyors.   Paul served as President of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and was formerly the Regional Chairman & […]

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For services to the community in Sandwell

Bishop Stanford Fairin had a vision to create a care centre to support the Afro-Caribbean elderly in Sandwell. His vision was realised with support from Sandwell Council and the Cape Community Care Centre was born. Today the centre serves 52 people, mainly from Afro-Caribbean descent with activities, outings, meals and a place many call home. […]

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Deputy Lieutenant

Louise is the Chief Executive of Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce – a post she has held since February 2003.   Her career has spanned both the private and public sectors including the NHS and retail. She has also undertaken lecturing on Masters in Business Administration and has run her own small business.   […]

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For services to the community in Heath Town, Wolverhampton

Susan Allen has given one of the most deprived areas in Wolverhampton the highest commitment, leading a 40–strong volunteering group behind the Hope Community Project. The Hope project helps vulnerable people in a culturally diverse area, where drugs, crime, violence and unemployment are prevalent. Although she has retired as the Project Manager for the charity, […]

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Deputy Lieutenant

Anita is currently Chair of Performances Birmingham PLC (Town Hall and Symphony Hall), Chair of Creative City Partnership, Director of Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership), Non-Executive Director Birmingham Women’s Hospital, and Chancellor of Birmingham Children’s University. Anita is also a member of Council at Warwick University and a Governor of the Royal […]

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For services to education in Bangladesh

Azad Choudhury was the Founder and President of the Bangladesh Caterers Association (BCA) in Birmingham from 1986-1992. The BCA created awareness of health and safety with many restaurant owners and staff attending food hygiene and safety courses. In addition, the enterprise helped the Bangladeshi community in Birmingham with education and job opportunities. As a member […]

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Deputy Lieutenant

Gurpreet has been a Partner in Harbans Singh & Co Solicitors since 2000, practising in Commercial/Residential Property Law and Immigration Law. He is Senior Responsible Officer (Lexcel) within the firm. He is currently expanding an International arm to the business in India, for clients seeking investment in the UK. He works closely with the Indian […]

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