HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire recognises achievements of New Year’s Honours List MBE Medal ChrisO [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Helen Nellis has officially recognised the achievements of eight Bedfordshire recipients in HM The Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for 2021.

Knight Batchelor

Professor Paul Anthony Cosford CB (Central Bedfordshire), Lately Emeritus Medical Director, Public Health England
For services to public health

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Mrs Caron Louise Bradshaw (Central Bedfordshire), chief executive, Charity Finance Group
For services to charity

Mr Mrunel Sisodia (Bedford), co-chair, National Network of Parent Carer Forums
For services to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, particularly during the COVID-19 Response

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Mr Hobibul Hoque (Luton), Chief Inspector, Bedfordshire Police
For services to policing and community cohesion.

Mrs Harjinder Kaul Kandola (Central Bedfordshire), chief executive, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
For services to mental health, particularly during the COVID-19 Response

Mr Alan James Oddie (Central Bedfordshire), Founder, Ride High
For services to the community in Milton Keynes

Medallists of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

Mr Geoffrey Michael Dimmock (Central Bedfordshire)
For services to the community in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

Mr Craig Stephen Russell (Luton)
For services to communications during COVID-19

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Helen Nellis said:

“It is always pleasing to see Bedfordshire residents honoured for the immense contribution they make to our county. These people, many of whom have “gone the extra mile” during the COVID-19 pandemic, represent the very best in humanity and have, in a variety of ways, ensured that our communities and society as a whole, continue to grow and flourish.”