Queen’s Birthday Honours: 60 West Midlands people get awards

The annual Queen’s Birthday Honours has been announced. Here’s 60 people from across the West Midlands who have made it onto the national list

The Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours has been published just in time for Her Majesty to celebrate 70-years on the throne.

Recipients have been awarded for their outstanding contributions across all sectors, but in particular for sustained public service, the environment and sustainability, and youth engagement.

1,134 people have received an award this year, with 1,002 candidates selected at BEM, MBE and OBE level.

Among the youngest recipients is 22 year old Alex Griffiths, from Brierley Hill in the West Midlands. Alex has received a BEM for supporting carers, having been a young carer himself since the age of 5. Birmingham cricket hero Moeen Ali has also been honoured with an OBE and ITV local anchorman Bob Warman has received an MBE.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:“This historic Platinum Jubilee is not only a celebration of the monarch but of the qualities she possesses. The honours she confers this week reflect many of those qualities that have been invaluable from all different walks of life and to communities across the UK.

“I pay tribute to all of this year’s winners. Their stories of courage and compassion are an inspiration to us all.”

The honours list strives to be inclusive of all those in society, and this year’s stats show that 13.3% come from an ethnic minority background, 9.3% are disabled or have a long-term health condition, 24.3% consider themselves to come from a lower socio-economic background, and 4.6% are LGBT.

Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to The Chelsea Flower Show 2022.

Here are the 82 people from across the West Midlands who received an award:

Knights Bachelor

Knighthoods

Name: Nicholas David Coleridge CBE

Job: Chairman of the Victoria and Albert Museum

Awarded for services to Museums, to Publishing and to the Creative Industries

From: Worcester, Worcestershire

Name: The Right Honourable Jeremy Paul Wright QC MP

Job: Member of Parliament for Kenilworth and Southam

Awarded for Political and Public Service

From: Warwickshire

Order of the British Empire

Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Name: Sarah-Jane Nicholson (Sarah-Jane Marsh)

Job: Chief Executive of Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Awarded for services to Leadership in the NHS

From: Stourbridge, Worcestershire

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Name: Moeen Ali

Job: Cricketer

Awarded for services to Cricket

From: Birmingham, West Midlands

Name: Prudence Margaret Burch (Vidyamala Burch)

Job: Co-founder of Breathworks

Awarded for services to Wellbeing and Pain Management

From: Ledbury, Herefordshire

Name: Simon Paul Chesterman QPM

Job: Chief Constable and Chief Executive Officer of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary

Awarded for services to Policing

From: Shropshire

Name: His Honour Anthony Simon Lissant Cleary

Job: Founding Editor of The Family Court Practice

Awarded for services to the Family Justice System

From: Kenilworth, Warwickshire

Name: Robert Colbourne

Job: Chief Executive Officer for Performance Through People

Awarded for services to Skills and Apprenticeships

From: Walsall, West Midlands

Name: Frank Thomas Collins

Job: Chairman for The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Awarded for services to the NHS

From: Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire

Name: Hisaf Haroon-Iqbal MBE DL

Job: Regional Prevent Coordinator for Department for Education

Awarded for services to Social Cohesion

From: Staffordshire

Moeen Ali gets an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours

Name: Linda Susan Hindle

Job: Lead Allied Health Professional and National Engagement Lead for Police, Fire, and Ambulance Services; Office for Health Improvement and Disparities for the Department for Health and Social Care; and Deputy Chief Allied Health Professions Officer (England)

Awarded for services to Public Health

From: Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

Name: Dr David Lawson Jacques

Job: Garden expert

Awarded for services to Garden History and Conservation

From: Stafford, Staffordshire

Name: Sumeet Kaur Matharu

Job: Chief Pharmacist for Defence Primary Healthcare, Ministry of Defence

Awarded for services to Armed Forces Healthcare

From: Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

Name: Professor Paul Moss

Job: Professor of Haematology at the University of Birmingham

Awarded for services to Immunotherapy and to Covid-19 Research

From: Birmingham, West Midlands

Name: Martin Sutherland

Job: Chief Executive of Coventry City of Culture Trust

Awarded for services to Culture and to Economic and Social Regeneration in Coventry

From: Coventry, West Midlands

Name: Dr Asim Yusuf

Job: Consultant Psychiatrist and Islamic Scholar

Awarded for services to the Muslim Community

From: Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Name: Tariq Ali

Awarded for services to the community in Wolverhampton during Covid-19

From: Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Name: Mohammad Asad

Job: Imam and Muslim Chaplain

Awarded for services to Charitable Fundraising and to the NHS during Covid-19

From: Walsall, West Midlands

Name: Nicola Justine Benyahia

Job: Founder of Families for Life

Awarded for services to Education

From: Birmingham, West Midlands

Name: Pamela Ann Bostock

Job: Consultant Occupational Therapist for Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Awarded for services to  Adults with Progressive Neurological Conditions

From: Tamworth, Staffordshire

Name: Rachel Carrington

Job: Work Coach Team Leader for Department for Work and Pensions

Awarded for services to Unemployed People, particularly during Covid-19

From: Birmingham, West Midlands

Name: Heather Mary Cruickshanks

Job: Leader of Trefoil Guild in Stourbridge

Awarded for services to Girlguiding and to Young People

From: Stourbridge, West Midlands

Name: Peter Martin Fahy

Job: Director of Adult Social Care and Support for Coventry City Council

Awarded for services to Local Government and to Vulnerable People

From: Coventry, West Midlands

Name: Razia Tariq Hadit

Job: Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Himaya Haven CIC

Awarded for services to the community in Birmingham

From: Birmingham, West Midlands

Name: Marilyn Patricia Hahn

Job: Senior Psychosocial Practitioner for the British Red Cross

Awarded for services to Mental Health and Wellbeing

From: Stourbridge, West Midlands

Name: Angela Eugenie Knight Jackson

Job: Deputy Director for Nursing Professional Development, NHS England and NHS Improvement

Awarded for services to the NHS, specifically to the Nursing and Midwifery Workforce

From: Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

Name: Tiffany Marie Langford

Job: Deployed Caseworker, Ministry of Defence

Awarded for services to Public Service

From: Hereford, Herefordshire

Name: Sandeep Mahal

Job:  Lately Director for Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature

Awarded for services to Literature, the Arts and Culture in Nottingham

From: Walsall, West Midlands

Name: Catherine Mann

Job: Head of Libraries and Arts at Staffordshire County Council

Awarded for services to Public Libraries

From: Bramshall, Staffordshire

Name: Laura Elizabeth Rose McMillan

Job: Director of Audience Strategy at Coventry City of Culture Trust

Awarded for services to Culture and to the community in Coventry

From: Coventry, West Midlands

Name: Sarah Mullin

Awarded for services to Education

From: Solihull, West Midlands

Name: Glenn Gerald Parkes

Awarded for services to Homeless People and to the community in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent

From: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Name: Badrun Nesa Pasha

Job: Co-founder for Bangladeshi Women’s Association

Awarded for services to the Bangladeshi community in the West Midlands

From: Birmingham, West Midlands

Name: Natalie Queiroz

Job: Director of Inspire 2 Quit Blades

Awarded for services to Young People and the Prevention of Knife Crime

From: Birmingham, West Midlands

Name: Dr Chithra Ramakrishnan

Job: South Indian Classical Vocalist and Dancer, and Founder Director of the British Carnatic Choir

Awarded for services to the Promotion of South Indian Classical Music and Dance

From: Solihull, West Midlands

Name: Hugo Ronald Allan Spowers

Job: Founder of Riversimple

Awarded for services to Technology

From: Leominster, Herefordshire

Name: Catherine Thomas

Job: Teacher at Sidney Stringer Academy in Coventry

Awarded for services to Education and to the community in Coventry

From: Leamington, Warwickshire

Name: Karen Trainer

Job: Volunteer Centre Manager at the Big Venture Centre

Awarded for services to the community in Wolverhampton, particularly during Covid-19

From: Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Name: Robert Paul Warman

Job: Senior Anchorman for ITV

Awarded for services to Broadcasting and Journalism in the West Midlands

From: Birmingham, West Midlands

Name: Elizabeth Wilkinson

Job: Founder of Dyslexic Dyslexia Consultant

Awarded for services to People with Dyslexia

From: Telford, Shropshire

Name: Douglas Robertson Wright DL

Awarded for services to the Economy and to Charity in the West Midlands

From: Aldridge, Staffordshire

Medallists of the Order of the British Empire

Name: Glenys Freda Allison

Job: Facilitator at Darlaston Swimming Club

Awarded for voluntary services to Swimming and to Young People in the West Midlands

From: Willenhall, West Midlands

Name: Janine Estelle Claire Bowers Wild

Awarded for services to the community in Smethwick, West Midlands, particularly during Covid-19

From: Smethwick, West Midlands

Name: Jaqueline Helen Careless

Job: Project Manager for Allen’s Cross Community Garden

Awarded for services to the community in Northfield, Birmingham

From: Dudley, West Midlands

Name: Sorrelle Clements

Job: Service Development Manager at Coventry Libraries

Awarded for services to Libraries

From: Ash Green, Warwickshire

Name: Sheila Anne Cooper

Job: First Aid Trainer and Instructor for Cheadle Division of St John Ambulance

Awarded for voluntary service in Staffordshire

From: Cheadle, Staffordshire

Name: Geoffrey David Granner

Awarded for services to the community in the West Midlands

From: Halesowen, West Midlands

Name: Alex William Griffiths

Awarded for services to the NHS and to the community in the West Midlands during Covid-19

From: Brierley Hill, West Midlands

Name: Simon Peter Griffiths

Job: Watch Manager at Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service

Awarded for services to Fire and Rescue

From: Whitchurch, Shropshire

Name: Sharon Iona Jackson

Job: Windrush Compensation Scheme Volunteer for the Home Office

Awarded for services to Public Service

From: Walsall, West Midlands

Name: Lawrence Kelly

Job: Lately Lead Coordinator for the Wellbeing Sanctuary in Sandwell And West Birmingham NHS Trust

Awarded for services to Mental Health

From: Warwickshire, West Midlands

Name: Fazle Abbas Kinkhabwala

Awarded for services to the Indian and Pakistani communities in Birmingham and to the Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham

From: Birmingham, West Midlands

Name: Daniel Mark Kinsey

Awarded for services to the community in Wombourne, Staffordshire, particularly during Covid-19

From: Wombourne, Staffordshire

Name: Kathryn Patricia Phillips

Job: Founder and Volunteer Project Manager of Christmas Smile

Awarded for voluntary service to Vulnerable People and their Families in Telford and Wrekin

From: Telford, Shropshire

Name: Janet Moyra Prior

Job: Chair of Social Life Opportunities (SOLO)

Awarded for services to People with Learning Disabilities in Solihull

From: Solihull, West Midlands

Name: Mark Sanderson

Awarded for services to the community in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire

From: Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire

Name: Malcolm John Smith

Job: Councillor on Telford and Wrekin Council

Awarded for services to Local Government in Shropshire

From: Telford, Shropshire

Name: Roslyn Irene Tedd-Urwin

Job: Founder of Summerfield Stables

Awarded for services to the community in Birmingham

From: Birmingham, West Midlands

Name: Graham George Watkins

Job: Head Coach for Mid Shropshire Wheelers

Awarded for services to Cycling

From: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Name: Betty Taylor Webb

Job: Volunteer for British Heart Foundation

Awarded for charitable and voluntary services in Hereford

From: Hereford, Herefordshire

A message from the editor:

Thank you for reading. BirminghamWorld is Birmingham’s latest news website, championing everything that is great about our city - reporting on news, lifestyle and sport. We want to start a community among our readers, so please follow us on Facebook,Twitter and Instagram, and keep the conversation going.