New Year Honours: Covid heroes and NHS key workers recognised by the Queen

The full 2021 New Year Honours list has been revealed, with scientists, NHS staff, politicians, entertainers and sports stars among those recognised for their outstanding achievements.

There were 231 people named for their services to the coronavirus crisis, including those involved in the food supply chain, prison services, the hospitality sector and national defence. Health and social care workers made up 10% of the list.

One of them was Carol Doggett, head of nursing for medicine at Morriston Hospital, in Swansea, who as honoured after caring for ICU patients throughout the pandemic. Catherine Fitzsimmons, one of the first retired nurses to return to service in Greater Manchester, also received a BEM.

Retired police officer Mark Owen, 57, who led the volunteer response to coronavirus in North Wales, also received an MBE. Nadeem Khan was awarded a BEM for helping families facing homelessness this year as a housing adviser at charity Shelter.

Anne Baker, 106, was the oldest person to be honoured, receiving an MBE for fundraising for the NSPCC, while Ruth Saunders, 104, was awarded an MBE for walking a marathon in aid of Thames Valley Air Ambulance.

Kim Leadbeater, the sister of murdered MP Jo Cox and ambassador of the Jo Cox Foundation, was recognised with an MBE for her work fighting social isolation. Fintech entrepreneur Manoj Varsani was also made an MBE for setting up the voluntary organisation SOS Supplies, to help prevent PPE shortages for healthcare staff.


Airline pilot Captain Emma Henderson, who set up first-class-style lounges in hospitals across the country to give exhausted NHS workers a break, was awarded an MBE.

The project was manned by former and current airline staff, the majority of whom were on furlough, and had 5,500 volunteers based in more than 80 hospitals across the UK.

Away from Covid, Royal Navy expert Lieutenant Commander Sean ‘Central’ Heaton, who oversaw the safe disposal of a 500lb Luftwaffe bomb found at London’s King George V Docks, was made an MBE.

Tifare Alexander, Prince William and Kate’s travel and logistics officer, was also made a RVO by the Queen after working for the couple for more than eight years.


Seven-time Formula One title winner Lewis Hamilton was finally given a knighthood, following pressure on the Prime Minister to approve the accolade. He was previously overlooked, reportedly due to his tax affairs.

In entertainment, singer and producer Craig David was awarded an MBE, while former EastEnders actress Nina Wadia and Coronation Street stalwart Sally Dynevor were also recognised.

Academy Award nominee Lesley Manville was made a CBE for services to drama and charity, and actor Toby Jones, who counts the Harry Potter franchise among his many film credits, became an OBE.

The 2021 New Year Honours list in full

Order of the Companions of Honour (CH)

Sir David Alan Chipperfield CBE. Architect, David Chipperfield Architects. For services to Architecture. (London, Greater London)

Knights Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)

Professor Paul Anthony Cosford CB. Lately Emeritus Medical Director, Public Health England. For services to Public Health. (Haynes, Bedfordshire)

Dames Commander of the Order of the Bath (DCB)

Lynne Gillian Owens CBE QPM. Director General, National Crime Agency. For service to Law Enforcement. (Surrey Heath, Surrey)

Dames Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE)

Professor Karin Judith Barber CBE FBA. Centennial Professor of Anthropology, London School of Economics. For services to the Study of African Culture. (Birmingham, West Midlands)

Joanna Gabrielle Da Silva OBE. Director, Arup Group Ltd. For services to Engineering and International, Sustainable Development. (London, Greater London)

Angela Eagle MP. Member of Parliament for Wallasey. For Parliamentary and Political Service. (Wallasey, Merseyside)

Professor Jane Alison Glover CBE. Conductor and Musicologist. For services to Music. (London, Greater London)

Professor Rachel Susan Griffith CBE FBA. Economist. For services to Economic Policy and to Education. (Stockport, Greater Manchester)

Sheila Cameron Hancock CBE. Actress. For services to Drama and to Charity. (London, Greater London)

Irene Lucas-Hays CBE. For services to Training, to Education and to Young People. (Whitburn, Tyne and Wear)

Caroline Mason CBE. Chief Executive, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. For services to the Charity Sector, particularly during the Covid-19 response. (London, Greater London)

Patricia Ann McGrath MBE. Make-up Artist. For services to the Fashion and Beauty Industry and to Diversity. (London, Greater London)

Professor Carol Propper CBE FBA. Economist. For services to Economic Policy and to Public Health. (London, Greater London)

Alwen Williams CBE. Chief Executive, Barts Health NHS Trust. For services to Leadership in the NHS. (London, Greater London)

Knights Bachelor

Richard James Atkins CBE. Lately Further Education Commissioner, Department for Education. For services to Further Education. (Exeter, Devon)

Professor Simon Baron-Cohen. Professor of Autism Research, University of Cambridge. For services to People with Autism. (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire)

Robert William Chote. Lately Chairman, Office for Budget Responsibility. For services to Fiscal Policy and to the Economy. (London, Greater London)

The Right Honourable Thomas Clarke CBE JP. For Public and Political Service. (Coatbridge, Lanarkshire)

The Right Honourable Charles Geoffrey Cox QC MP. Member of Parliament for Torridge and West Devon. For Parliamentary and Political Service. (Tavistock, Devon)

Dr Stephen John Deuchar CBE. Lately Director, Art Fund. For services to Art. (Westwell, Kent)

Professor Dieter Robin Helm CBE. Chair, Natural Capital Committee. For services to the Environment, to Energy and to Utilities Policy. (Bampton, Oxfordshire)

Christopher Mark Le Brun. Lately President, Royal Academy. For services to the Arts. (London, Greater London)

David John Lewis. Lately Chief Executive Officer, Tesco. For services to the Food Industry and to Business. (London, Greater London)

Professor Francis Gerard McCormac FRSE. Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Stirling. For services to Education and to the Economy. (Stirling, Stirling and Falkirk)

David Charles Pearson CBE. Lately Director of Adult Social Care, Nottinghamshire Council. For services to Health and Social Care Integration. (West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire)

Professor David Ian Stuart FRS. MRC Professor of Structural Biology, University of Oxford. For services to Medical Research and to the Scientific Community. (Kidlington, Oxfordshire)

David Thompson QPM DL. Chief Constable, West Midlands Police. For services to Policing. (Stockport, Greater Manchester)

Graham Vick CBE. Founder and Artistic Director, Birmingham Opera Company. For services to Music and to the Regions. (London, Greater London)

Peter Thomas Wanless CB. Chief Executive Officer, NSPCC. For services to Children, to Young People and to the Charitable Sector. (Sevenoaks, Kent)

Guy Howard Weston. For services to Philanthropy and to Charity. (London, Greater London)

Companions of the Order of the Bath (CB)

Derek Alexander Baker. Permanent Secretary, Department of Education, Northern Ireland Executive. For public service. (Belfast, County Down)

Mark Bowman. Director General, International, H.M. Treasury. For public service. (London, Greater London)

Fiona Caroline Gail Chamberlain. Lately Crown Solicitor for Northern Ireland. For public service. (Newtownards, County Down)

Katherine Edda Escott. Strategy Director, Ministry of Defence. For public service. (London, Greater London)

Dr Josephine Maria Farrar OBE. Chief Executive Officer, HM Prison and Probation Service. For public service. (Bath, Somerset)

Daniel Isaac Greenberg. Counsel for Domestic Legislation, House of Commons. For services to Parliament. (London, Greater London)

Malini Nebhrajani. Legal Director, Department for Health and Social Care Legal Advisers, Government Legal Department. For public service. (London, Greater London)

Gwyneth Nurse. Director of Financial Services, HM Treasury. For public service. (London, Greater London)

Kenneth MacRae Robertson. Digital Director, Department for Work and Pensions. For services to Government Technology. (Appley Bridge, Lancashire)

Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Fayyaz Afzal OBE. Circuit Judge, England and Wales. For services to the Judiciary and to Diversity and Inclusion. (Leicester, Leicestershire)

Marcus Ambrose Paul Agius. Lately Chairman, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. For services to Botany and to Conservation. (London, Greater London)

Timothy Richard Allen. Prison Group Director, Manchester, Mersey and Cheshire, HM Prison and Probation Service. For public service. (Todmorden, West Yorkshire)

Thomas Eardley Allison. For services to Scottish Business and to Charity. (Stirling, Stirling and Falkirk)

Professor Julian Anderson. Composer. For services to Music. (London, Greater London)

Stephen Bagshaw. Chairman, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies. For services to the UK Manufacturing and Biotechnology Sector. (Huddersfield, West Yorkshire)

Neville Alfred Baxter. President, Nottingham Conservatives. For political service. (Bleasby, Nottinghamshire)

Professor Graeme Betts. Director of Adult Social Care, Birmingham City Council. For services to Adult Social Care. (Rugby, Warwickshire)

Professor Wendy Anne Bickmore FRS FRSE. Director, MRC Human Genetics Unit, University of Edinburgh. For services to Biomedical Sciences and to Women in Science. (Edinburgh, Midlothian)

Knights Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)

Royal Red Cross

Petty Officer Naval Nurse Andrew Paul Cooper

Lieutenant Zoe Haggerty

Lieutenant Commander Louise Carolyn Moxworthy

Army

Royal Red Cross

Staff Sergeant Emma Clarke

Major Samantha Jayne Cobb

Major Nicola Fiona Corkish

Major Ami Alice Caroline Newburn-Johnson

Lieutenant Colonel Margaret Joyce Duffield T.D., VR

Colonel Geoffrey Stuart Hall

Royal Air Force

Royal Red Cross

Group Captain Michael John Priestley

Home Office

Queen’s Police Medal (Qpm)

Sergeant Timothy John Barrell. South Wales Police. (South Wales)

Sally Benatar. lately Chief Superintendent, Metropolitan Police Service.

Superintendent Andrew Philip Bennett. Avon and Somerset Police. (Somerset)

Detective Chief Inspector Jasmine Michelle Frost. Essex Police. (Essex)

Detective Chief Superintendent Kate Halpin. Metropolitan Police Service.

Constable Philip Paul Hanham. Thames Valley Police.

Adrian Hanstock. Deputy Chief Constable, British Transport Police.

Detective Chief Superintendent Stuart Paul Hooper. Essex Police. (Essex)

Chief Superintendent Jane Johnson. Metropolitan Police Service.

Jason Dale Masters. Temporary Assistant Chief Constable, Leicestershire Police. (Leicestershire)

Robert John Nixon. Deputy Chief Constable, Leicestershire Police. (Leicestershire)

Martin George Pasmore. lately Detective Chief Inspector, Essex Police. (Essex)

Detective Chief Inspector Jennifer Rita Pearson. West Midlands Police. (West Midlands)

Gary Roberts. Chief Constable, Isle of Man Constabulary.

Mark Andrew Roberts. Deputy Chief Constable, South Yorkshire Police. (South Yorkshire)

William Alan Skelly. lately Chief Constable, Lincolnshire Police. (Lincolnshire)

Detective Inspector Michelle Catherine Stoten. Essex Police. (Essex)

Michael Taylor. lately Detective Constable, Surrey Police. (Surrey)

Detective Chief Superintendent Richard Tucker. Metropolitan Police Service.

Nikki Watson. Assistant Chief Constable, Avon and Somerset Police. (Somerset)

Temporary Superintendent Hannah Faith Wheeler. Metropolitan Police Service.

Detective Inspector Caroline Anne Williams. Essex Police. (Essex)

Kerrin Wilson. Assistant Chief Constable, Lincolnshire Police. (Lincolnshire)

Scottish Office

Queen’s Police Medal (QPM)

Detective Chief Superintendent Samantha McCluskey. Police Service of Scotland.

Chief Inspector Lindsay Tulloch. Police Service of Scotland.

Northern Ireland Office

Queen’s Police Medal (QPM)

Detective Chief Inspector Norman James Lewis. Police Service of Northern Ireland.

Constable Robert McAllen. Police Service of Northern Ireland.

Inspector Mark Roberts. Police Service of Northern Ireland.

Overseas Territories

Queen’s Police Medal (QPM)

Alwin James. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Royal Virgin Islands Police.

Home Office (Fire)

Queen’s Fire Service Medal (QFSM)

Benjamin James Thomas Ansell. Chief Fire Officer, Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service. (Dorset)

Andrew James Cole. Area Manager, Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service. (Dorset)

Stuart Errington. Chief Fire Officer, County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service. (County Durham)

Trevor David Ferguson. Chief Fire Officer, Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service. (Berkshire)

David Charles Pitt. Crew Commander, West Midlands Fire Service. (West Midlands)

Lynsey Seal. Principal Fire Engineer, London Fire Brigade.Christopher John Strickland. Chief Fire Officer, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service. (Cambridgeshire)

Scottish Office

Queen’s Fire Service Medal (QFSM)

Martin Blunden. Chief Officer, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

Department of Health

Queen’s Ambulance Service Medal (QAM)

Lee David Brooks. Director of Operations, Frontline Emergency Ambulance Response, Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service and Clinical Contact Centre Services, Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

Martin Flaherty O.B.E. Managing Director, Association of Ambulance Chief Executives.

Cathryn Jean James. Clinical Pathways Manager, Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust. (Yorkshire)

Clare Elizabeth Langshaw. Ambulance Operations Manager, Resilience and Specialist Operations, Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

Keith Rowland Prior. National Director, National Ambulance Resilience Unit (NARU), West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust. (West Midlands)

Scottish Office

Queen’s Ambulance Service Medal (QAM)

Stephanie Jones. Acting Head of Clinical Services, Scottish Ambulance Service.

Araf Saddiq. Paramedic, Scottish Ambulance Service.

Northern Ireland Office

Queen’s Ambulance Service Medal (QAM)

Margaret Mary Barclay. Resource Manager, Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.

Army

Queen’s Volunteer Reserves Medal (QVRM)

Corporal Anthony John French VR

Major Keith James M.B.E., J.P., VR

Colonel David Middleton M.B.E., T.D., VR

Captain Dennis Paterson VR

Royal Air Force

Queen’s Volunteer Reserves Medal (QVRM)

Acting Flight Sergeant Christopher Medley

Sergeant Ian James Stafford

Bahamas

Order Of St Michael And St George Companion (CMG)

Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis. For services to Public and Community health.

Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

James Mitchell Pinder. For services to Politics and to Business.

Walter Wells. For services to Business and to Industry.

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Dr. Charles William Diggiss. For services to Medicine.

Frederik Gottlieb. For services to Politics and to Industry.

His Excellency the Honourable Jeffrey Williams. For his contribution to Sport and to Civic services.

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Charlotte Joanne Albury. For services to Philanthropy, to Civic Engagement and to Commerce.

Jason Matthew Albury. For his contribution to Environmental Stewardship, to Altruism and to the Community.

The Reverend Remelda Carey. For services to the Community.

Captain Whitfield Neely. For services to the Nation.

Grover Martin Pinder. For services to the Community.

Ruban Roberts. For services to Business and to Civic involvement.

Chad Wilson Sawyer. For services to Business.

BEM

Laura Benson. For services to Religion and to Community activities.

Jeanette Elizabeth Davis. For services to the Community.

Etienne Farquharson Junior. For services to Business and to the Community.

Chenena Gibson. For services to Politics and to Civic involvement.

Neca Cecelia Knowles. For services to Business.

Linda Mae Sands. For services to the Community.

Gabriel Styles. For Religious work.

Boynell Williams. For services to the Community.

Kenneth Robert Wood. For services to Business and to Politics.

Queen’s Police Medal (QPM)

Assistant Commissioner Ashton Greenslade. Assistant Commissioner, The Royal Bahamas Police.

Assistant Commissioner Loretta Mackey. Assistant Commissioner, The Royal Bahamas Police.

Grenada

Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Beryl Lucina Isaac M.B.E. For public service.

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Augustina Veronica Steele. For services to the Community.

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Leo Garbutt. For services to the Hospitality Industry.

Helena Patrice. For services to Education and to the Community.

BEM

Winston Esau David. For services to Culture.

Thaddeus Claudius Pierre. For services to Agriculture.

Solomon Islands

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

David Kin Chu Quan M.B.E. For services to Commerce and to Community Development.

Belize

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Judith Marie Alpuche. For her contribution to Social Work and to public service.

Dr. Marvin Manzanero. For his contribution to Public Health and to public service.

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Her Excellency Lou-Anne Burns Martinez. For her contribution to Foreign and public service.

Elisa Nayeli Montalvo. For her contribution to the field of law and public service.

Brigadier General Steven Ortega. For his contribution to Security and public service.

Mapye Yolanda Smith. For services to Entrepreneurship and to the Community.

Chester Clyde Williams. For his contribution to Security and public service.
Antigua And Barbuda

Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Hugh Charlesworth Marshall Senior. For services to Antigua and Barbuda.

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

John Michael Petrie. For services to Antigua and Barbuda.

St. Christopher And Nevis

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Athill Cuthbert Rawlins. For his contribution to public service and land surveying.

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Venetta Laws. For services to the Community and to Business Entrepreneurship.

Collin Tyrell. For services to the Community.

Queen’s Police Medal (QPM)

Commissioner Hilroy Patrick Brandy. Commissioner of Police, The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police.

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