HM The Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for 2020 has been announced. The List includes ten Bedfordshire recipients.

HM The Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for 2020 has been announced. The List includes ten Bedfordshire recipients.

Those who have been successful are as follows:

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Rosemary Frances MAYGLOTHLING (Bedford)
For services to Rowing and Gender Equality in Sport

Martin James MCELHATTON (Luton)
For services to Disability Sport

Sabah GILANI (Luton)
Chief Executive Officer, Better Community Business NetworkFor services to Young People and to the Muslim community

Charles Alan John YATES (Bedford)
Head of Threat Leadership, Insights, Partnership and Delivery, National Crime Agency For services to Law Enforcement

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Peter John SCOTT (Bedford)
For voluntary service to the National Trust at Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton

Dr Anne Margaret Stuart GRANT (Bedford)
For services to charity in Bedfordshire

Councillor Dr David MICHAEL (Luton)
For services to the community in Greater London

Medallists of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

Beverley Ann CHIDLEY (Central Bedfordshire)
For services to Brownies and Girlguiding

Susan (Sue) Moira ZUBROT (Bedford)
For services to the community in Bedfordshire

The Right Reverend Alvin BLAKE (Luton)
For services to the community in Luton

Bedfordshire HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Helen Nellis, said:

“It is always a thrill to read how people in Bedfordshire are making a huge difference to their community in so many ways.

“My sincere congratulations to all those who have been awarded Honours and my thanks for your huge contribution.”

Types of honours and awards

Companion of Honour
This is awarded for having a major contribution to the arts, science, medicine, or government lasting over a long period of time.

Knight or Dame
This is awarded for having a major contribution in any activity, usually at national level. Other people working in the nominee’s area will see their contribution as inspirational and significant, requiring commitment over a long period of time.

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
This is awarded for having a prominent but lesser role at national level, or a leading role at regional level. You can also get one for a distinguished, innovative contribution to any area.

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
This is awarded for having a major local role in any activity, including people whose work has made them known nationally in their chosen area.

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Awarded for an outstanding achievement or service to the community. This will have had a long-term, significant impact and stand out as an example to others.

British Empire Medal (BEM)
Awarded for a ‘hands-on’ service to the local community. This could be a long-term charitable or voluntary activity, or innovative work of a relatively short duration (3 to 4 years) that has made a significant difference.

Royal Victorian Order (RVO)
An award given by the Queen – usually to people who have helped her personally, like members of the Royal household staff or British ambassadors.

The orders
The committee decides which order someone should be a member of.

Order of the Bath – Senior civil servants and military officers
Order of St Michael and St George – Diplomats and people serving the UK abroad
Order of the British Empire – Anyone
Companion of Honour (award) – Anyone
Royal Victorian Order – People who have served the Queen or the Monarchy in a personal way