National 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.

TYPES OF HONOURS OR AWARDS

Most awards are made in the Order of the British Empire, which has a number of levels ranging from Knight or Dame.

In honour of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Birthday Honours in 2012, the British Empire Medal was reintroduced. This rewards an achievement or contribution of a very 'hands on' service to the community. This could take the form of sustained commitment in support of a charity or voluntary activity, or innovative work which has delivered real impact in a short time.

THE HONOURS LIST

The Honours List is announced twice a year on Her Majesty’s official birthday and on New Year’s Eve.

The presentation of awards usually takes places at an investiture at Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle. However, in some circumstances the Lord-Lieutenant may be asked to present the award locally on behalf of Her Majesty.

Queen's Award for Enterprise and

The Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion

Queen's Award for Enterprise and The Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion

FIND OUT MORE

FIND OUT MORE

 

These awards are made annually (21st April) on The Queen’s actual birthday and are designed to recognise businesses that have made an outstanding contribution.

There are three categories:

•   International Trade   •   Innovation   •   Sustainable Development

The Queen’s Awards Office will advise The Lord-Lieutenant of successful businesses in Tyne and Wear. It is the role of the Lord-Lieutenant to make arrangements for the presentation ceremony.

The winner of the 2018 Queen’s Award for Enterprise is:

Gate 7 Limited, Gateshead, for International Trade

The winners of the 2018 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service will be announced on the 2nd June, 2018.  Nominations are currently being sought for 2019 the closing date is midnight on Friday 14th September 2018.

In recent years,  The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation, has been awarded to:

Find out more about the nomination process and previous recipients of the award by visiting the Business Link site

FIND OUT MORE

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion is presented to individuals who have significant involvement in promoting enterprise skills and encouraging entrepreneurial attitudes in others. Those that are presented with the award have been nominated by other individuals for their wide ranging skills and support of enterprise in the UK.

The award is for those who have given up their time to support others in developing their skills, perhaps through being a mentor or role model.

The individual may have been involved in social enterprises or promoting business enterprises in disadvantaged communities. There are a whole range of activities that may result in an individual being nominated for this award.

 

Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

The winners of the 2018 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services are:

  • Justice Prince CIC
  • Northstop North East and Cumbria
  • North East Chinese Association
  • Radio Tyneside

 

Nominations are currently being sort for the 2019 Queen’s Award For Voluntary Services nominations, the closing date is midnight 14th September 2018.  Winners will be formally announced 2nd June 2019

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is an annual award for outstanding achievement by groups who volunteer their own time to enhance and improve the quality of life of others. Information on the nomination process is available on the Directgov site.

 

The Lord-Lieutenant advises on nominations within their lieutenancy. The awards are announced annually and The Lord-Lieutenant presents the awards on behalf of Her Majesty, The Queen.

 

 

Queen's Award for Enterprise and The Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion
Queen's Award for Enterprise and The Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion
Queen's Award for Enterprise and The Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion
Queen's Award for Enterprise and The Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion

These awards are made annually (21st April) on The Queen’s actual birthday and are designed to recognise businesses that have made an outstanding contribution.

There are three categories:

•   International Trade   •   Innovation   •   Sustainable Development

 

 

The Queen’s Awards Office will advise The Lord-Lieutenant of successful businesses in Tyne and Wear. It is the role of the Lord-Lieutenant to make arrangements for the presentation ceremony.

 

The winner of the 2017 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is:

Hospitality and Hope, South Tyneside

Nominations are currently being sought for 2018, the closing date for nominations is midnight on Friday 15th September 2017.  Winners will be formally announced 2nd June 2018.

 

 

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion is presented to individuals who have significant involvement in promoting enterprise skills and encouraging entrepreneurial attitudes in others. Those that are presented with the award have been nominated by other individuals for their wide ranging skills and support of enterprise in the UK.

The award is for those who have given up their time to support others in developing their skills, perhaps through being a mentor or role model.

 

The individual may have been involved in social enterprises or promoting business enterprises in disadvantaged communities. There are a whole range of activities that may result in an individual being nominated for this award.

 

In recent years, The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation, has been awarded to:

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is an annual award for outstanding achievement by groups who volunteer their own time to enhance and improve the quality of life of others. Information on the nomination process is available on the Directgov site.

 

The Lord-Lieutenant advises on nominations within their lieutenancy. The awards are announced annually and The Lord-Lieutenant presents the awards on behalf of Her Majesty, The Queen.

 

The winners of the 2018 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services are:

  • Justice Prince CIC
  • Northstop North East and Cumbria
  • North East Chinese Association
  • Radio Tyneside

 

Nominations are currently being sort for the 2019 Queen’s Award For Voluntary Services nominations, the closing date is midnight 14th September 2018.  Winners will be formally announced 2nd June 2019

 

Queen's Award for Enterprise and The Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion