Awards for 20 Buckinghamshire residents were announced today in His Majesty King Charles III’s inaugural New Year Honours List. These men and women have been recognised for their outstanding work in supporting key services and communities, across the fields of education, law enforcement, public health, transport, business, sport, arts and culture, farming and the environment, as well as championing diversity and inclusion, providing support to charities, voluntary services and local communities during and post the Covid-19 pandemic.
His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, The Countess Howe, said:
“I am delighted for the Buckinghamshire residents recognised with an award in the 2023 New Years Honours.
It has been an extraordinary year in many ways, with the celebration of the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and then the sadness of her death, followed by the accession of King Charles III. It is so heartening to see all of the exemplary work that is happening across the county despite the continuing adversity faced by many with the cost of living crisis and the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. Buckinghamshire is privileged to be home to a number of diverse and gifted individuals who work tirelessly to improve the lives of our residents and the wider population of this nation. It gives me immense pride that their achievements have been recognised and they should be justifiably proud. I applaud them all and thank them for their admirable commitment and dedication.”
Lady Howe added “I would encourage everyone to consider if they know of an individual whom they might nominate for a national honour. There are many unsung heroes continually going above and beyond in our communities and improving the lives of our residents. The Buckinghamshire Lieutenancy Office can provide guidance on how to make a nomination.”