The New Year’s Honours List for 2021 has been revealed with a number of people from Essex being recognised.
The annual list celebrates achievements and work from a range of people across the country for their outstanding contributions to society.
The Queen’s New Year Honours this year have recognised 153 people this year for their exceptional service to the UK overseas or internationally.
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Last year, 21 people from Essex have been commended for their work.
Among some of last year’s recognitions were Sir Elton John who was awarded the Order of the Companions of Honour and some of the UK’s sporting heroes – including Ben Stokes, Joe Root and Eoin Morgan.
This year, 40 people from Essex have been recognised for their efforts:
Officers of the Order of the British Empire
Benjamin Josef Cowell from Newport, Essex – Director General, Historic Houses Association. For services to Cultural Heritage, particularly during the Covid-19 Response.
Douglas John Field, from Great Horkesley – Chair, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership. For services to Business in Norfolk and Suffolk.
Barry Maurice William Hearn, from Chelmsford – For services to Sport.
Rosalyn Julia Parker from Rochford, Essex – Principal, Southend Adult Community College. For services to Adult Education and to the community in Southend.
David Michael Smith, from Saffron Walden – Deputy Managing Director, Parliamentary Digital Service. For services to Parliament, particularly during the Covid-19 Response.
Members of the Order of the British Empire
Carla Andrews, from Basildon – Founder and Managing Director, Motivated Minds. For services to Wellbeing in Essex.
Rabinder Nath Bhanot JP, from Chigwell – for services to Wellbeing and Community Action, particularly during the Covid-19 Response.
Lawrence Victor Cantle from Hockley – For services to Megacentre in Rayleigh, Essex.
Caroline Anne Cutts, from Hullbridge – Operational Director, Children and Families, London Borough of Redbridge – For services to Children, to Young People and to Families.
Itiola Durojaiye from Stanford-le-Hope – Diversity Policy Adviser, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. For services to Diversity.
Pauline Evans, From Chelmsford – Senior Manager, National Crime Agency. For services to Law Enforcement.
Paul John Fenton, from Ipswich – Director, Estates and Facilities, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust. For services to the NHS.
Dr June Patricia Freeman, from Colchester – Founder Member, Colchester Refuge. For services to the Women’s Refuge Movement in Colchester.
Anita Goyal, from Brentwood – For services to Diversity and to Female Empowerment.
James Peter Greaves, from Little Baddow – For services to Football.
Dr Mohammad Tayyab Haider, from Brentwood – Medical Director, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. For services to the NHS, particularly during the Covid-19 Response and to the community in Essex.
Rupert Michael Hay-Campbell, from Buckhurst Hill – Head of Architecture, Parliamentary Digital Service. For services to Parliament and to the community in Essex.
Peter Nigel Heap, from Manuden – For charitable services to the community in Essex.
Dr Shikandhini Kanagasundrem, from Loughton – Director, Infection Prevention and Control and Consultant Microbiologist at the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust. For services to Microbiology, Infection Prevention and Control, particularly during the Covid-19 response.
Raymond Alfred Stradling Marsh, from Walton-on-the-Naze, for voluntary service to wildlife and conservation on SKippers Island, Essex.
Ruchi Nanda, from Hockley – Lately Account Manager Department for International Trade. For services to trade, to Investment and to business support.
John Romain from Saffron Walden – Co-founder, the NHS Spitfire Project. For services to Charity and to Aircraft restoration, particularly during the Covid-19 response.
Amanda Romain from Saffron Walden – Co-founder, the NHS Spitfire Project. For services to Charity and to Aircraft restoration, particularly during the Covid-19 response.
Alison Smith – Treasurer, SOS rape crisis, Southend-on-Sea. For services to Victims of Domestic and Sexual violence in Essex.
DR Asha Thomson from Chelmsford – Speciality Dentist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Senior Clinical Leadership Fellow East Anglia NHS England and Senior Clinical Teacher in Oral Surgery, Kings College Hospital London. For services to the NHS, particularly during the Covid-19 response.
Queens Police Medal
Police Detective Chief Inspector Jasmine Michelle Frost, Essex Police.
Chief Superintendent Stuart Paul Hooper, Essex Police Chief Superintendent.
Detective Inspector Michelle Catherine Stoten, Essex Police.
Martin George Pasmore, lately Detective Chief Inspector, Essex Police.
Service Detective Inspector Caroline Anne Williams, Essex Police.
Medallists of the Order of the British Empire
Jennifer Broudard from Frinton-on-Sea – Citizens in Policing Manager, Essex Police. For services to Policing and to the Voluntary Sector.
Jo Busson from Harlow – For services to the community in Harlow, Essex.
Mark Cable, from Maldon – Watch Manager for Essex Fire and Rescue Service. For Services to the community in Maldon.
Anne Claydon from Colchester – Ward Manager, Barts Health NHS Trust. For services to Nursing during Covid-19.
Dr Elaine Anne Cloutman-Green from Loughton – Principal Clinical Scientist, Infection Prevention and Control and Joint Trust Lead Healthcare Scientist, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Healthcare.
Joanne Gates from Romford – Food Retail Worker, The Co-operative Group. For services to the Food Supply Chain during the Covid-19 Response.
Beryl Ann Wilson Jonsen from Colchester – Teacher, Holy Trinity Primary School, Colchester. For services to Education in Essex.
Richard Saunders from Manningtree – For services to disability golf.
David Peter Stanley from Leigh-on-Sea – Chief Executive, Music Man Project. For services to People with Special Needs.
Pamela Susan Swaby from Chelmsford – For services to the community in Chelmsford, Essex.
Matthew Peter Swan from Colchester – For voluntary service to charitable organisations.