Honours nominations

Honours are awarded twice a year to people from all walks of life who have demonstrated outstanding service to the community, on The Queen's Birthday in June and at the New Year.

Anybody can nominate an unrelated person, who should not be aware of the nomination, for a UK Honour through the "open access" system.  There is no deadline for the receipt of completed nomination forms, although it should be borne in mind that nominations may take up to 18 months to be processed. If you are thinking of making a nomination please take the time to read the advice from the cabinet office so that you can present your nomination in the best possible way.

Although the Lord-Lieutenant does not nominate, a local Deputy Lieutenant may be able to give you advice prior to submitting your nomination. If you would like to talk to a Deputy Lieutenant please contact the Lord-Lieutenant's office who will be happy to make the connections.

Suzannah Walker, Cumbria House, 107-117 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1RD 
Tel: 01228 221722, E-mail: Suzannah.walker@cumbria.gov.uk

Mr Neil Fleming

Mr Neil Fleming was presented his BEM by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Cumbria, Mrs Claire Hensman and Deputy Lieutenant, Mrs Julie Barton on Thursday 21 April 2022 at Ulverston Town Council Office. He was awarded the BEM for services to young people.

Neil Fleming

Mr Jonathan Gibson

Mr Jonathan Gibson was presented with his BEM by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Cumbria, Mrs Claire Hensman and Deputy Lieutenant, Mr Peter Woolaghan on Monday 16 May 2022 at Lyzzick Hall Hotel. He was awarded the BEM for services to cricket coaching and youth development.

Jonathan Gibson

Peter Alger

Mr Peter Alger was presented with his BEM by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Cumbria, Mrs Claire Hensman and Deputy Lieutenant, Mr Peter Hensman on Friday 20 May 2022 at Hare Hill Barn, Cartmel Fell. Mr Alger was awarded the BEM for services to young people.

Peter Alger


Cath Dutton

Mrs Cath Dutton was presented with her MBE by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Cumbria, Mrs Claire Hensman and Deputy Lieutenant, Mr Peter Hensman on Saturday 16 April 2022 at Lindeth Howe. She was awarded the MBE for services to education and training.

Cath Dutton


Elizabeth Mawson

Mrs Elizabeth Mawson was presented her BEM by Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Lord Inglewood and Deputy Lieutenant, Mrs Debbie Keighley on Friday 4 March 2022 at The Helena Thompson Museum in Workington. She was awarded the BEM for services to the community in Seascale, Cumbria during Covid-19.

Elizabeth Mawson


Melanie Ann Walker

Mrs Melanie Ann Walker was presented her BEM by Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Lord Inglewood and Deputy Lieutenant, Mrs Debbie Keighley on Friday 4 March 2022 at The Helena Thompson Museum in Workington. She was awarded the BEM for services to the community in Allonby, Cumbria during Covid-19.

Melanie Ann Walker

Paul Birkby 

Mr Paul Birkby was presented his BEM by HM Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Claire Hensman and Deputy Lieutenant, Mr Harry Knowles on Wednesday 1 December 2021 at Ford Park, Ulverston. He was awarded the BEM for services to the community in Barrow-in-Furness during the COVID-19 response.

Paul Birkby


William Little

Mr William Little was presented his BEM by HM Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Claire Hensman and Deputy Lieutenant, Mr Ian Brown on Tuesday 31 August 2021 at Greenhill Hotel, Wigton. He was awarded the BEM for services to the community in Baldwinholme, Cumbria. 

William Little


John Kane

Mr John Kane was presented his BEM by HM Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Claire Hensman and Deputy Lieutenant, Mrs Debbie Keighley on Wednesday 25 August 2021 at Hunday Manor Hotel, Workington. He was awarded the BEM for services to people with Parkinson's disease in West Cumbria.

John Kane


Stuart Stokell

Mr Stuart Stokell was presented his BEM by HM Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Claire Hensman and Deputy Lieutenant, Ms Marcia Reid Fotheringham on Wednesday 25 August 2021 at Farlam Hall, Brampton. He was awarded the BEM for services to the community in Brampton, Cumbria. 

Stuart Stokell



William Slavin 

Mr William Slavin was presented his MBE by HM Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Claire Hensman and Deputy Lieutenant, Mr Peter Hensman on Friday 10 December 2021 at the Howgill Family Centre in Cleator Moor. He was awarded the MBE for services to education. 

William Slavin


Kathryn McCloghrie

Miss Kathryn McCloghrie was presented her BEM by HM Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Claire Hensman and Deputy Lieutenant, Colonel Thomas McMullen at the Helena Thompson Museum in Workington on Thursday 16 September 2021. She was awarded the BEM for services to business and the community in Cumbria during the COVID-19 response.

Kathryn McCloghrie


John Stobbart

Mr John Stobbart was presented his BEM by HM Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Claire Hensman and Deputy Lieutenant, Colonel Thomas McMullen at the Helena Thompson Museum in Workington on Thursday 16 September 2021. He was awarded the BEM for voluntary service to Maritime Safety.

John Stobbart


John Danks

Mr John Danks was presented his BEM by HM Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Claire Hensman on Tuesday 14 September 2021 at Blencowe Village Hall. He was awarded the BEM for voluntary service to young people and the community in Eden. 

John Danks


Christopher Armstrong

Mr Christopher Armstrong was presented his BEM by HM Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Claire Hensman and Deputy Lieutenant, Mrs Tess Hart on Monday 13 September 2021. He was awarded the BEM for services to the NHS and community during COVID-19.

Christopher Armstrong


Malcolm Temple 

Mr Malcolm Temple was presented his BEM by Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Cumbria, Lord Inglewood and Deputy Lieutenant, Mr Antony Leeming on Wednesday 8 September 2021 at The George Hotel, Penrith. He was awarded the BEM for services to Local Government in Cumbria.

Malcolm Temple


Mark Roberts

Mr Mark Roberts was presented his BEM by Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Lord Inglewood and Deputy Lieutenant, Mrs Debbie Keighley on Friday 4 March 2022 at The Helena Thompson Museum in Workington. He was awarded the BEM for services to the community in Cumbria during COVID-19.

Mark Roberts

John Shakeshaft

Mr John Shakeshaft was presented his BEM by HM Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Claire Hensman and Deputy Lieutenant, Mr Harry Knowles on Wednesday 1 December 2021 at Ford Park, Ulverston. He was awarded his BEM for services to young people in Ulverston.

John Shakeshaft


Elisabeth Cornford

Ms Elisabeth Cornford was presented her MBE by HM Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Claire Hensman and Deputy Lieutenant, Mrs Susie Bagot on Wednesday 17 November 2021 at The Netherwood Hotel, Grange. She was awarded the MBE for services to young people and the community in South Lakes, Cumbria.

Elisabeth Cornford


Vivienne Rees

Mrs Vivienne Rees was presented her BEM by HM Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Claire Hensman and Deputy Lieutenant, Mrs Diana Matthews on Tuesday 14 September 2021 at Grasmere Village Hall. She was awarded the BEM for services to the community in Cumbria.

Vivienne Rees


Mr. George Welch and Dr Arthur Robinson were presented with their BEM by HM Lord-Lieutenant for Cumbria, Mrs Claire Hensman on Saturday 22 February 2020 at the New Hutton Institute. They were awarded their BEM for ' voluntary service to the community in South Cumbria'.

Mr. George Welch and Dr Arthur Robinson

Mr Gerald Humes was presented with his BEM by HM Lord-Lieutenant for Cumbria, Mrs Claire Hensman on Monday 16 September 2019 at The Lady Gillford's House. Mr Humes was awarded the BEM for 'voluntary and charitable services'.

Mr Humes is pictured below with HM Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Claire Hensman and Deputy Lieutenant, Mrs Tess Hart.

Gerald Humes

Mr David Taylor was presented with his BEM by Air Commodore Peter Smith, Deputy Lieutenant, on Sunday 12 May 2019 at The Smithy Inn, Holme. He was awarded the BEM for 'voluntary service to First Aid and to Red Cross Fundraising'

Mr Taylor is pictured below with HM Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Claire Hensman

David Taylor

Mr Norman Wileman was presented with his BEM by Air Commodore Peter Smith, Deputy Lieutenant, on Friday, 18 January 2019 at Low Wood Hotel, Windermere. He was awarded the BEM for 'Services to the community in Kendal, Cumbria'

Mr Wileman is pictured below

Norman Wileman

Mr and Mrs Kennedy were both presented with BEM's by HM Lord-Lieutenant on Tuesday, 11 September 2018 at St Bees Priory Church. They were awarded the BEM for 'Services to the community in St. Bees and West Cumberland'

Mr. John Kennedy and Mrs Sarah Kennedy are pictured below.

Mr and Mrs Kennedy


Mr. Anthony Ardron was presented with his BEM by the Lord-Lieutenant on Tuesday, 7 August at the Carnegie Theatre. He was awarded the BEM for 'Services to people with disabilities'   

Mr. Ardron is pictured below.

Anthony Ardron


Mr. Carl Scrivens was presented with his BEM by the Lord-Lieutenant on Monday, 30 July at the Inn on the Lake. He was awarded the BEM for 'Services to the community'    

Mr. Scrivens is pictured below.

Carl Scrivens



Ms. Patricia Hall was presented with her BEM by the Lord-Lieutenant on Tuesday, 28 November at the Helena Thompson Museum. She was awarded the BEM for Awarded for 'Services to the community'    

Ms. Hall is pictured below.

Patricia Hall


Mr Gordon Routledge was presented with his BEM by the Lord-Lieutenant on Friday, 2 June at Neitherby Hall. He was awarded the BEM for 'Community, Voluntary and Local Service - Community Service'

Mr Routledge is pictured below.

Gordon Routledge


Mr Duncan Hamlett was presented with his BEM by the Lord-Lieutenant on Tuesday, 30 May at Lindeth Howe Hotel, Windermere. He was awarded the BEM for 'Community, Voluntary and Local Service - Community Service'

Mr Hamlett is pictured here with his family.

Duncan Hamlett2


Mrs Elizabeth Ann Hay was presented with her BEM by the Lord-Lieutenant on Tuesday, 16 May at The Crown and Thistle Inn, Rockcliffe. She was awarded the BEM for 'Community, Voluntary and Local Service - Community Service'

Mrs Hay is pictured here with her family.

Elizabeth Ann Hay


Mr Raymond Richardson was presented with his BEM by the Lord-Lieutenant on Thursday, 27 October at Natland and Oxenholme Village Hall. He was awarded the BEM for 'Community, Voluntary and Local Services'

Mr Richardson is pictured below

Raymond Richardson2

Mrs Sylvia Emmott was presented with her BEM by the Lord-Lieutenant on Monday, 10 October at The Cragwood House Hotel, Windermere. She was awarded the BEM for 'Parliamentary and political Services'

Mrs Emmott is pictured here with her family.

Sylvia Emmott


Mr Trevor Avery was presented with his BEM by the Lord-Lieutenant on Wednesday, 27 July at Windermere Library. He was awarded the BEM for 'Community, Voluntary and Local Service - Community Service'

Mr Avery is pictured here with The Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs. Claire Hensman.

Trevor Avery


Mrs Pamela Kirkbride was presented with her BEM by Lord Cavendish on Thursday, 23 June at Coniston Sports and Social Centre. She was awarded the BEM for 'For Services to the Community in Coniston, Cumbria'.

Mrs Kirkbride is pictured below with her family.

Pamela Kirkbride





Mr Douglas Taylor Sim Esq of St Bees was presented with a BEM by the Lord-Lieutenant on Monday, 30 November 2015 at the village hall in St Bees. The BEM was awarded for 'Services to the Community in St Bees, Cumbria'.

Mr Douglas Taylor Sim Esq


Mrs Marion Giles of Millom was presented with a BEM by the Lord-Lieutenant on Friday, 27 November 2015 at Storrs Hotel. Marion was awarded the BEM for 'Services to the Community, especially the Millom Recreation Centre in Cumbria'.

Mrs Marion Giles


Mrs Dorothy Huddart of Tirril, Penrith was presented with a BEM by the Lord-Lieutenant on Monday, 16 November 2015 at her home address. Dorothy was awarded the BEM for fundraising for British Red Cross at the Penrith branch. 'Charitable Services' 

Mr Dorothy Huddart


Mrs Jean Craghill of Irton was presented with her BEM by the Lord-Lieutenant on Thursday, 29 October at Irton Hall. Jean was awarded the BEM for 'Services to the Community in Holmrook, Cumbria'.

Jean Craghill


Mr John Alan Foster and Mrs Constance Mary Foster of Raughton Head, Carlisle were both presented with their BEM by the Lord-Lieutenant on Wednesday, 21 October 2015 at Sebergham Village Hall. They were both awarded the BEM for 'services to the community in Castle Sowerby and Sebergham, Cumbria'.

John and Constance Foster





Mrs Patricia Anne Burns of Appleby-in-Westmorland was presented with her BEM by the Lord-Lieutenant on Monday, 16 March at Appleby Grammar School. She was awarded the BEM for 'Services to Education'.

Patricia burns


Mr Michael Roberts of Middleton-in-Lonsdale was presented with his BEM by the Lord-Lieutenant on Friday, 21 March at Hipping Hall, Kirkby Lonsdale. He was awarded the BEM for 'Services to the Special Constabulary in Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Cumbria.

He is pictured here with his wife Moira, the Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Claire Hensman and Mr Henry Bowring JP DL.

Michael Roberts


Miss Elaine Lomas of Penrith was presented with her BEM by the Lord-Lieutenant on 8 April at The Inn on the Lake, Glenridding. Miss Lomas was awarded the BEM for 'Services to the Community Cohesion in Cumbria'. 

She is pictured here with Mrs Claire Hensman.

Elaine Lomas


Ms Susan Cashmore, of Cockermouth, is pictured here with the Lord-Lieutenant following the presentation of her BEM on 11 April at The Trout Hotel, Cockermouth.  The BEM was awarded for 'Services to the Community in Cockermouth, particularly following the 2009 Floods'.

Susan Cashmore


Mrs Ruth Pedley is pictured here with Deputy Lieutenants, Mr Hal Bagot FRICS JP and Mrs Susan Bagot MBE following the presentation of her BEM Award on 17 July 2014 at The Ice Cream Parlour, Natland Mill, Kendal. Mrs Pedley received her award for Voluntary and Charitable Service to Animal Welfare.

Ruth Pedley

Mr John McAvoy was presented with his BEM Award on Friday, 3 October at The Greyhound Inn, Bothel.  He is pictured with the Lord-Lieutenant Mrs Claire Hensman.  The BEM was awarded for 'Services to the Cumbrian Fishing Industry and the Community in Cumbria'.

John Mcavoy


Mrs Joan Bentley of Grange-over-Sands was presented with her BEM Award by the Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Claire Hensman on Saturday, 18 October at The Castle Green Hotel, Kendal.  The BEM was awarded for 'Services of Charity and to the Community in Grange over Sands'.

Joan Bentley


Mr Peter Barron is pictured here with the Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Claire Hensman, and family members following the presentation of his BEM at Dalemain, Penrith on Thursday, 6 November.  The BEM was awarded for 'For Services to the Lake District and Voluntary Service to Mountain Rescue'.

Peter Barron


Mr Thomas Woof is pictured with family members following the presentation of his BEM Award by the Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Claire Hensman.  The BEM was awarded for 'Services to Community Planning in Upper Eden, Cumbria'.

Thomas Woof