Recognising Achievement

Each year The Queen recognises the extraordinary achievements of people from all walks of life, and all ages, within our communities. These are the people who really make a difference to the lives of those around them.

 

Two Honours Lists are published every year – New Year’s Honours in January and The Queen’s Birthday Honours in June. Click here to see a the latest list of locally awarded honours.

 

There are so many unsung heroes who deserve to be honoured – but they need someone to nominate them.
How do I nominate someone?

 

It is simpler than you think. You will find detailed guidance, some case studies and a nomination form at www.gov.uk/honours or you can contact:

Dale Guest, West Midlands Honours Coordinator – or use the form on this page.

 

E-Mail : dale@wmlieutenancy.org
Tel: 0121 222 5039
Mobile: 07734 957717

Honours

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. Most awards are made in the Order of the British Empire, which has a number of levels.
Companion Of Honour

Companion Of Honour

Companion of Honor: awarded for a pre-eminent and sustained contribution in the arts, science, medicine, or government.
OBE

OBE

OBE: awarded for distinguished regional or country-wide role in any field, through achievement or service to the community, including notable practitioners known nationally.
Knight / Dame

Knight / Dame

Knight/Dame: awarded for a pre-eminent contribution in any field of activity, through achievement or service to the community, usually, but not exclusively at national level, or in a capacity which will be recognised by peer groups as inspirational and significant nationally, and which demonstrates sustained commitment.
MBE

MBE

MBE: Awarded for achievement or service in and to the community of a responsible kind this is outstanding in its field; or very local hands-on service which stands out as an example to others. In both cases awards illuminate areas of dedicated service which merit public recognition.
CBE

CBE

CBE: 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.
BEM

BEM

BEM: Re-introduced during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Birthday Honours in 2012, the British Empire Medal is awarded in recognition of the dedication and hard work so many provide to their communities.

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