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Nominate Someone for an Honour

Recognising remarkable achievements

Honours exist to recognise the work and dedication of people from all walks of life to make their community – and their country – a better place.

While Honours are officially given to recipients by The Queen, this is supported by a lot of hard work behind the scenes and that often begins with members of the public recognising the work of colleagues and others in the community by nominating them for an award.

Part of the role of the Lord-Lieutenant is to assist people in making a nomination for an honour where they believe the work of someone should be recognised.

Deputy Lieutenant Mandy Thorn with her MBE
Deputy Lieutenant Mandy Thorn with her MBE
Anna Turner and Bjoern Klass (European VP and MD for Protolabs
Telford's Protolabs presented with the Queen's Award for International Trade by the Lord-Lieutenant Anna Turner

Who can be nominated for an Honour?

There are numerous reasons that someone may be nominated for an Honour. It is a high-level reward to recognise exceptional achievements or dedication.

Champions of industry, their own communities, the arts or sport have all received this golden standard of recognition for going the extra mile. Such achievements include:

  • Making a difference within their community or field of work
  • Enhancing Britain’s reputation
  • Long-term voluntary service
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Investing in change, with an emphasis on achievement
  • Improving life for those disadvantaged in some way
  • Demonstrating honourable bravery

Is there someone you know who has volunteered tirelessly to help young people, or a business owner who has brought new life to an area that is deserving of greater recognition?


Print A Nomination Form

How do I nominate someone for an Honour?

Discretion is paramount from the start. Not all Honours nominations are successful, therefore it is important not to inform the intended recipient.

To begin the process, you will need to complete a nomination form to detail the reasons why the nominee should be considered for an award. This will need to be accompanied by at least two letters of support.

For a strong application, comprehensively list the work that person has carried out, the impact it has had and any awards that may have already been received. Please note that only exceptional people will receive an honour and the nomination needs to be submitted whilst the individual is still active.


Print A Nomination Form

Deputy Lieutenant Mark Cuthbert-Brown receiving his CBE
Deputy Lieutenant Mark Cuthbert-Brown receiving his CBE
Warren James receiving his CBE from The Queen
Warren James receiving his CBE from The Queen

Seek advice for your application

In filling in the form, or considering making a nomination, it is helpful to seek the advice of the Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, so that she may offer advice and support.

The nomination is then sent on to the Honours and Appointments Secretariat of the Cabinet Office, which sends nominations out to be assessed by independent committees. The committee’s nominations are forwarded to the Prime Minister and then the Queen.

If a nomination is successful, the nominee will be sent a letter informing them of the Honour.

For guidance on completing a nomination for an Honour please contact Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Shropshire.