Queen's Birthday Honours

A railway station ticket office worker and the leader of Northamptonshire County Council are among some of the lesser-known names who have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Satish Chimanal Kakkad, who works at Milton Keynes Central station, has been given the British Empire Medal - an honour that's been reintroduced this year to recognise work in the community.

Another recipient of the Medal is Florence Goddard, 82, from Bedford, who is recognised for 30 years of fundraising work for the Arthritis Research Campaign.

Northamptonshire County Council leader Jim Harker is made an OBE, as is University of Bedfordshire vice chancellor Professor Ashraf Jawaid.

There's an MBE for Luke Donald, 34, who is one of Britain's top golfers and comes from Hemel Hempstead.

Here's the list of Queen's Birthday Honours recipients in Herts, Beds, Bucks and Northants


Peter Birkett. Chief executive, Barnfield College, Luton. For services to Further Education and the Academy Movement.

Professor Janet Maureen Thornton, CBE. Director, European Bioinformatics Institute. For services to Bioinformatics.

Robert Ian Neilson Gordon, DL. Leader, Hertfordshire County Council. For services to Local Government.
Peter Keen, OBE. Special Adviser, UK Sport. For services to Sport.
Mrs Karen Middleton. Chief Health Professions Officer, Department of Health.
Robert Reitemeier. Formerly chief executive, The Children's Society. For services to Children.

Norman Graeme Hylton Bell. For services to the Town and Country Planning Association.
Dr Peter William Bonfield. Chief executive, BRE. For services to Research and Innovation in the Construction Industry.
Miss Lynne Head. Head of Organisational Change Programme, Home Office Science.
Armando Giovanni Iannucci. For services to Broadcasting.

David Nisbet Cheetham. Formerly Diocesan Registrar of St. Albans. For services to Ecclesiastical Law and to charity in Hertfordshire.
Jonathon Hope. Formerly chairman, Kidney Disease Modernisation Initiative. For services to Kidney Disease Patients.
Reginald Law. Neighbourhood Watch Activist. For services to Community Safety in St Albans, Hertfordshire.
Mrs Lesley Lopez. Head, Patient and Public Involvement, Watford General Hospital. For services to the NHS.
Colin McIntyre. County secretary, Hertfordshire Scouts. For services to Young People.
Ms Julie Nicholson. Governor, Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and chief executive, HertsMind Network. For services to Mental Health.
Luke Donald. For services to golf (Hemel Hempstead)

BEM - British Empire Medal
Terence Downes. For services to Boxing and Charity.
Mrs Susan Jacqueline Harper. For services to Visually Impaired People in Watford, Hertfordshire.
Ernest Lesley Havis. For services to the community and to Charity in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire.
Mrs Jean Brenda Hutton. For services to the community in St. Albans, Hertfordshire.
Colin Leslie Plummer. For services to the community in Sarratt, Hertfordshire.


Professor Ashraf Jawaid. Deputy vice Chancellor (External Relations), University of Bedfordshire. For services to Higher Education.
Matthew Robert King. For services to People with Disabilities and to Charity.

Miss Patricia Irene Barrett. Governor, Bedford College. For services to Further Education.
Douglas John Coombes. For services to Music.
Mrs Margaret Jackson. For services to Netball.

BEM - British Empire Medal
Mrs Florence Marian Goddard. Fundraiser, Arthritis Research UK. For services to People with Arthritis.


BEM - British Empire Medal
Peter Richard Willmer. For services to the community in Great Staughton, Cambridgeshire.


Alexander Surtees Chancellor. For services to Journalism.

Councillor James Harker. Leader, Northamptonshire County Council. For services to Civic Society and to the Economy in Northamptonshire.
Professor Ashraf Jawaid. Deputy vice Chancellor (External Relations), University of Bedfordshire. For services to Higher Education.

Mrs Gillian Hinson. Head of Academic Affairs, Institute of Education. For services to Higher Education and to Teacher Education.

BEM - British Empire Medal
Frederick John Curtis. For services to the community in Bugbrooke, Northamptonshire.
Edward Anthony Kilpin. For services to the community in Hackleton, Northamptonshire.


Mrs Mary Berry. Cookery Writer and Broadcaster. For services to Culinary Arts.
Professor Monica Mary Grady. Professor of Planetary and Space Science, Open University. For services to Space Science.
David John Jeans. For services to Life Science, Healthcare and Science.
Robert Adrian Joseph Waddingham. For services to the Actuarial and Pensions Professions.

John Remfry Brookes. For voluntary and public service.
Patrick Dempsey. For services to the Hotel Industry.
Jeremy Thomas Hardcastle. Vice-president, Nissan Technical Centre Europe. For services to the UK Automotive Industry.
Dr Nina Sweet. Organics Sector Specialist, Waste and Resources Action Programme. For services to the Waste Industry.
Hilary Edwena Thomas. Registrar and director, Full-Time Curriculum, National Film and Television School. For services to Higher Education.
Ms Wendy Arnon Van Den Hende. Formerly chief executive, Personal Finance Education Group. For services to Finance Education.

Ivor Leonard Beeks, JP. For services to Football and to the community in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
Roy James Bentham. Formerly Chapter Clerk and chief executive of Lincoln Cathedral. For services to Lincoln Cathedral.
Christopher George Bielby. Director of New Business, Scotia Gas Networks. For services to Gas Safety.
Mrs Ivy Clara Cakebread. For services to the communities in Dadford and Stowe, Buckinghamshire.
Mrs Barbara Mary Cullimore. Volunteer, National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts. For services to Heritage.
Luke Donald. Golfer. For services to Golf.
John Hollingworth. Exhibitions manager, School of Oriental and African Studies. For services to Higher Education and Culture.
John Evan Moffoot. For services to young people and the community in Milton Keynes.
Miss Rosemary Anne Osbourne. For services to the Food Service Industry.

BEM- British Empire Medal
Mrs Ann Bagnall. Co-founder, the Food Cupboard. For services to the community in Bletchley, Buckinghamshire.
Malcolm Bagnall. Co-founder, the Food Cupboard. For services to the community in Bletchley, Buckinghamshire.
Norman Frank Carr. For services to the community in Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire.
Neil Norman Gurney. For services to the community and to charity in Wingrave, Buckinghamshire.
Roland John Harrup. For services to the community in Stoke Hammond, Buckinghamshire.
Satish Chimanlal Kakkad. Retail Travel Adviser, London Midland, Milton Keynes Central Station. For services to the Rail Industry.
Miss Corinne Joy Murphy. For charitable services through the Karibuni Trust in Kenya.
Richard Frederick Smith. For services to the community in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.
Mrs Nora Ann Hope Tennant. Chair, Friends of Davenies School and Cub Scout Leader, 2nd Beaconsfield Scout Group, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. For services to the community.

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