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Honours Recipients

Shropshire Honours



Many people across Shropshire dedicate their lives to forging new ways ahead in business, protecting the area’s heritage, lighting up the arts, and supporting their communities.


The following have seen their dedication rewarded at the highest level with an honour:



New Year’s Honours 2024




For Services to Education

Dr Gillian Mary EATOUGH – Bridgnorth

Lately Chief Executive Officer, Learning Community Trust. For services to Education 

Ian James Donald SHARP – Market Drayton

Lately Captain, 6th Wolverhampton Boys’ Brigade. For services to Young People in Wolverhampton




Olive ARNOLD -Whitchurch

For services to the community in Bronington, Shropshire

Mabel Elsie FINNIGAN – Telford

County Captain, Shropshire Ladies Bowls Team. For services to Bowls

Richard Charles FOWLER – Oswestry

Library Lead, Harbury Community Library, Warwickshire. For services to Libraries

Paul RUSHWORTH – Shrewsbury

Founder, Professionals with Alzheimer’s. For services to Charity


King’s Awards for Enterprise 2024

WilloGame Ltd For International Trade



King’s Award for Voluntary Service 2023

The Cavalier Centre

Riding for the Disabled and personal development programmes for improved wellbeing through horses

Church and Chetwynd Aston Village Hall

A Community Hub benefiting the local and wider area, for all ages, backgrounds and capabilities

Clun Valley Good Neighbours Scheme

Befriending and supporting vulnerable, isolated and lonely people in the community

Home-Start Telford and Wrekin

Family support charity improving health and wellbeing of families with young children in Telford

Shropshire Child Contact Centres

Providing safe space for children to have a relationship with both parents following separation

Ludlow Cancer Support Group

Offering safe, supportive space for sufferers, family and the bereaved to meet, socialise and laugh

South Shropshire Engineering Ambassadors

Inspiring the interest and ambitions of young people towards engineering

Telford Crisis Support

Providing the community with basic essentials ensuring no one needs to go without


New Year’s Honours 2023


Mrs Helen Claire Crackett

For voluntary and charitable service in Shropshire

Professor David Charles Mangham

Professor of Musculoskeletal Pathology, University of Manchester and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Forensic Science

Mr James Bernard Partridge

For services to Design

Ms Elizabeth Anne Walmesley

For services to Design


Mrs Pauline Anne Dee

For services to the community in Wem, Shropshire

Mr Graham Arthur Furber

For services to Cricket, to Disability Sport and to the community in Shropshire

Mr Tom Michel Hatfield

Station Manager, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service. For services to the Covid-19 response in Shropshire

Miss Bethan Louise Stimpson

For services to Young People

Mrs Patricia Anne Ward-Jones

For charitable services to Terminally Ill Children and their Families

Military Honours

Lt Colonel Guy Philip Chambers,
The Rifles, Army Reserves.
Appointment to the military division of the most excellent order of the British Empire as a Member



King’s Birthday Honours 2023


Mr. Alan Meyrick OBE – Shrewsbury

Deputy Director, Teacher Regulation Agency. For services to Education.

Professor Norma Victoria Raynes OBE – Whitchurch

Director, From Generation 2 Generation (FGSG) and Chair, Caldecott Festival Group. For services to tackling loneliness in older people and the community in Shropshire.


Mrs Sonia Roberts MBE – Shrewsbury

For services to the community in Shrewsbury. Getting vulnerable in society into training and employment.

Councillor Heather Kidd MBE – Chirbury

Councillor, Shropshire Council. For services to Rural Communities.

Mrs Kayleigh Griffiths MBE – Shropshire

Campaigner for maternity services Shrewsbury and Telford hospital NHS Trust. For services to Maternity Services.

Mr. Colin Griffiths MBE – Shropshire

Campaigner for maternity services Shrewsbury and Telford hospital NHS Trust. For services to Maternity Services.

Mr. Colin Preston MBE – Maesbury

Chief Executive, Shropshire Wildlife Trust. For services to wildlife conservation in Shropshire and The Marches.

Mrs. Sonya Jones MBE – Oswestry

For services to tackling child exploitation.

Mr. Christopher Evans MBE – Ludlow

For assistance with sustainable farming practices in rural Nepal.

Mr. Roy Martin MBE – Newport

Volunteer engineering co-ordinator RAF Museum and Chair, The Aerospace Museum Society. For services to heritage.

Mrs. Helen Rooker MBE– Ludlow

Lately voluntary Chief Executive Officer, Ludlow Assembly Rooms. For services to charity, the arts and the community in Ludlow.

Mrs. Jane Barker MBE – Baschurch

Founder, Perry Riding for the Disabled Group and the Cavalier Centre. For services to Charity and to people with disabilities.


Mrs. Sally Johnson BEM – Shrewsbury

Founder, The Harry Johnson Trust. For services to cancer patients and charity.

Mr. Eric Smith BEM – Shrewsbury

For services to radio and the community in Shropshire.

Mrs. Marion Lynn Micklewright BEM  – Bayston Hill

Founder and Manager, Shropshire Cat Rescue. For services to feline welfare.

Mr. Jonathan Paul Sanderson BEM – Telford

For services to athletics and the community in Telford & Wrekin.

Mr. Gwynne Goodfield BEM – Telford

Tax Specialist Programme Recruitment Lead, HMRC. For services to graduate recruitment and to sport.



Queen’s Birthday Honours 2022



Mr. Simon Chesterman QPM Chief Constable and Chief Executive Officer, Civil Nuclear Constabulary. Services to Armed Policing.



Miss Elizabeth Wilkinson Founder, The Dyslexic Dyslexia Consultant. Services to children, Young people and Adults with dyslexia.



Mr. Simon Griffiths Watch Manager Shropshire Fire & Rescue.  For services to Fire & Rescue

Ms. Kate Philips Founder Christmas Smile. Services to Vulnerable families and people.

Mr. Malcolm Smith Councillor, Telford & Wrekin Council. For services to Local Government.

Mr. George Watkins Head Coach, Mid Shropshire Wheelers. For services to Cycling

Mrs Margaret West for services to education in Uganda


Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2022

East Shropshire Talking Newspaper,  (ESTN)

Free weekly talking newspapers for people with sight loss.

Parents Opening Doors  (PODS)

Parent carer forum supporting families with additional needs/disabilities.

Shropshire Rural Support (SRS)

Free confidential service for struggling Shropshire farming community.

West Mercia Search and Rescue (WMSAR)

24/7 service assisting emergency services find missing people.

New Year Honours 2022


Dr. David George Llewellyn For services to Higher Education, to the Agri-Food Chain and the Rural Industries.



Mr. Matthew Lanham For services to Neuro Muscular Conditions


Ms. Edwina Jayne Langley  For services to Birmingham City Council

Ms. Susan Lesley Manns For services to Planning

Mr. Selby Martin For services to the community and rural England

Ms. Christine Simmons For services to adults with learning difficulties during Covid

Mr. Oliver Townend For services to equestrianism

Professor Anthony Ward For services to rehabilitation medicine and people with disabilities


Rev. Wayne Davies For services to the community

Mr. Rabinder Singh Dhami For services to Fire and Rescue

Mrs. Nesta Hill Services to the community

Rev. Keith Osmund-Smith For services to the community

Miss Karen Sawbridge For services to grassroots Rugby Union Football and to the community


Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2022

12r Packaging For Innnovation in Trade

Stallion AI For Innovation in Trade

Jesmonite Ltd For International Trade

Derwen College and Derwen College Charity For Promoting Opportunity





Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2021 

Reconomy (Uk) Ltd  For Innovation in Trade 

Aviramp Ltd  For International Trade for Outstanding Short Term Growth in overseas sales

Scanning Pens Ltd  For International Trade for Outstanding Short Term Growth in overseas sales

Landau Ltd  For Promoting Opportunity


Queen’s Birthday Honours 2021


Air Vice-Marshal James CBE, DL (retired)



Mr Roger Eaton For Charitable and Voluntary Services

Ms. Eleanor Alberga For services to Music


Dr Martin Allen For Services to the NHS particularly during Covid 19
Lady Susan Hill-Trevor
For Services Healthcare Charities
Mr Alan Olver
For Services to Homeless People
Mr Glen Perkins
For services to the community of Shropshire
Mr Peter Williams
For services to Sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis
Mr Jay Blades
For services to Craft


Mr Trevor Bate For services to the community of Telford & Wrekin during Covid 19

Ms. Amanda Medlyn  For services to the community in Albrighton

Mr Nigel Dugmore For services to Pharmacy and the community during Covid 19

Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2021

Shrewsbury Drapers Company

Shrewsbury Food Hub

Bright Star Boxing Academy

The Red House Community Centre (run by Albrighton  Village Hall’s Trust)

New Year’s Honours 2021



Emma Jones For services to Small Business



Lynne Bradley For services to Plant Health

    Alan Charles Cowdale  for services to Defence


Elizabeth Clarke For her work as Director, Lead Nurse, Adult Critical Care and Major Trauma operational Delivery Networks, Cheshire & Merseyside

Halima Cassell For services to Art

John Kirkpatrick For services to Folk Music

Kelda Wood For services to charity

Roland Wycherley For services to the community in Shrewsbury


Mrs June Walker  For services to the economy through the pandemic

Mr & Mrs David English For their services to Social Care through the pandemic

Mr Malcolm Farrar Road Safety Officer, Shropshire Council
For services to Education

Mrs Gloria June Beharrell For charitable services in Shrewsbury

Mrs Jane Jervis For voluntary and charitable services in Shrewsbury

 Mr John Fraser Maclean For services to the community in Shrewsbury

Mrs Patricia Jane Sharpe For services to British Gymnastics



Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2020

I2r Packaging Solutions Ltd, Telford  For outstanding achievement in International Trade 

Grainger and Worrall Ltd, Bridgnorth  For Innovation in Trade 



Queen’s Birthday Honours 2020


Denise Blake-Roberts For services to heritage

Dr Derek Farrell For services to Psychology

Professor Mark Timothy O’shea For services to Higher Education, Zoology, Reptile Conservation and Snakebite Research

Gareth James Smith For services to children and young people during covid-19

Martin William Yates For services to Worldskills competition 


 Margaret Maureen Hamer For services to the community in Church Stretton

 Elizabeth Frances Lewis For services to the community in Church Stretton

 Sufu Miah For services to the community in Oswestry



Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2020

Community Education in Death Awareness & Resources (CEDAR)

Foodbank PLUS (Barnabas Community Projects)

Friends of Telford Town Park 

Newport and District Agricultural Society

The Shrewsbury Ark

Queen’s New Year Honours 2020


Sir Keith Thomas  For Services to the study of history


Teresa Clarke  For services to improving outcomes for care leavers



Andrew Jowett For services to education in Zambia


Jane Audrey Allen,Chief Executive, British Gymnastics.  For services to Gymnastics


Georgina Gibbons For services to education in Shropshire




Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2019

Protolabs Ltd, Telford For outstanding achievement in International Trade 



Queen’s Birthday Honours 2019


Rachel Clacher For services to business and disadvantaged young people


Alan Yates For services to housing


Lorraine Campbell For services to young victims and witnesses

Nicola Daniels For services to S. Shropshire community

Peter Reddin For services to gymnastics


Valerie Collard  For services to children and charity

John Minor For services to community support and cohesion




Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2019

Forge Urban Revival  For outstanding and inspiring social care.

Getting Older Adults on Line (GOAL) For helping senior people get on-line.

Shropshire War Memorials Assoc For work on war memorials



Queen’s New Year Honours


Wendy Nicholson For services to nursing for children and young people



Charles Pearson – services to policing

Joan Kerry For services to the community of Clun

Bill Bowen  For services to the community of Oswestry