Honours & Awards

An important role of the Lieutenancy is showing national recognition for groups, individuals and businesses within the County. the presentation of honours, medals and awards on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen.

Anyone can nominate someone for an honour, however the person must still be actively involved in what you’re nominating them for. You should not tell the person that you have nominated them for an honour in case they are unsuccessful.

If the person lives in UK follow the instructions here.

If the person lives or works abroad follow the instructions here. If they are not British they can receive an ‘honorary award’.

People get honours for achievements such as:

  • making a significant difference to their community or field of work.
  • enhancing Britain’s reputation.
  • long-term voluntary service.
  • innovation and entrepreneurship
  • improving life for people less able to help themselves.
  • displaying moral courage.

For a list of honours and who can receive them, follow this link.

Closing date for entries is the last working day of September each year and the winners are announced on 21st April the following year.

For more information please visit https://www.gov.uk/honours

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

This is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK. The majority of the group must be volunteers, and more than half the volunteers must have the right to live in the UK.

To be nominated they should do work that provides a service and meets a need for people living in the local community and is supported, recognised and respected by the local community and the people who benefit from it.

For more information and to make a nomination, follow this link.

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise

These are awards for outstanding achievement by UK businesses through innovation, international trade and sustainable development.

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion is for individual people who have played an important role in promoting enterprise skills and supporting entrepreneurs.

For more information and to apply follow this link.