Bedfordshire Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020

  • HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 2020 has been announced and includes 18 Bedfordshire recipients. 

The publication of the list was delayed to take into consideration additional recipients whose award has been made based on their exceptional contribution to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those who have been successful are as follows:

Knight Batchelor

Geoffrey MULGAN (Luton)

For services to the Creative Economy

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Catherine ATKINSON (Central Bedfordshire)

For services to Data Science

Jacqueline FLETCHER (Central Bedfordshire)

For services to Wound Care Management

Professor Simon POLLARD FREng (Central Bedfordshire)

For services to Environmental Risk Management

Dr Vaughan SOUTHGATE DL (Bedford)

For services to the community in Bedfordshire


Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Melanie BECK (Central Bedfordshire)

For services to the community during COVID-19

Manvir HOTHI (Central Bedfordshire)

For services to Social Care particularly during COVID-19

Oli KHAN (Luton)

For services to the Hospitality Industry and charity in the UK and Abroad particularly during COVID-19

Rosemary KIMBER (Central Bedfordshire)

For services to the community in Potton, Bedfordshire  

Sanjeev KUMAR (Luton)

For services to the BAME community during COVID-19

Jane LEECH (Bedford)

For services to Monitoring the Immigration Detention Estate

Colette McKEAVENEY DL (Luton)

For services to Older People in Luton

Vinod TAILOR DL (Luton)

For services to the community in Bedfordshire during COVID-19

Roy WILLIAMS (Luton)

For services to Jazz


Medallists of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

Mohammad AZIZ (Luton)

For services to Policing and Diversity

Haley Ethridge (Central Bedfordshire)

For services to Radio Broadcasting and Young People during COVID-19

Ruth HONEGAN (Central Bedfordshire)

For services to Policing and Diversity

Rani KAUR (Bedford)

For services to the community in Bedfordshire during COVID-19

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Helen Nellis said, “I am delighted to hear that so many tremendous people in Bedfordshire have been recognised for their contributions. I am especially pleased that some of the many Bedfordshire residents who went above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic have been included in this Honours list; these selfless people worked tirelessly alongside thousands of wonderful volunteers to ensure that the most vulnerable people in our communities were assisted during the most challenging times most of us have ever faced. I offer my sincere thanks and congratulations to all the recipients."


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