National Honours

Honours lists are published twice a year at New Year and in mid-June on the date of The Queen's official birthday. Honours lists contain a wide variety of people from different backgrounds. Anyone can nominate someone for an award.

Make a Nomination

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognised for work they do in the community? Any member of the public may nominate someone for a National Honour - be it a colleague, volunteer, teacher etc.

There are many people across our County who work tirelessly in the community and who deserve to be recognised. The Lord-Lieutenant would like to encourage members of the public to put forward nominations.

The main Honours Website contains useful information about the Honours System including nomination forms and guidance notes.

The Emblem for Honours

Emblems for HonoursThe emblem is designed to be worn on the everyday clothing of those who have been appointed to the Order of the British Empire. It gives recipients the opportunity to show in their day-to-day lives they have been honoured by Her Majesty the Queen for their contribution to society.

The emblem is based on the badge of the Order, enclosed in a circle of ribbon of its colours, pink and grey. It is intended to be worn by those who have been appointed GBE, DBE, KBE, CBE, OBE, MBE or who hold the British Empire Medal. In total there are around 120,000 living in the UK and overseas. The emblems do not replace the badge and ribbon which will continue to be presented at the Investiture.