New Year Honours

29 December 2012, 05:35

Boxer Anthony Joshua, who grew up in Watford, is among those recognised in the New Year Honours List.

The 23 year old gets an MBE for services to boxing.  Other London 2012 athletes to be honoured include cyclist Victoria Pendleton, long-distance runner Mo Farah, heptathlete gold medal winner Jessica Ennis and wheelchair athlete David Weir who all get CBEs.

Cyclist Bradley Wiggins becomes Sir Bradley with a knighthood.

Hertfordshire cyclist Laura Trott, who won two golds at London 2012, gets an OBE, as does tennis player Andy Murray.

Here is the full list of those recognised from Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire



Dr Hossein Yassaie. Chief executive Officer, Imagination Technologies Group. For services to Technology and Innovation. (Kings Langley, Hertfordshire)


Mrs Helen Hyde. Headmistress, Watford Grammar School for Girls, Hertfordshire, and president, Freedom and Autonomy For Schools National Association. For services to Education. (Radlett, Hertfordshire)


David Goldstone. Finance and Programme director, Government Olympic Executive. For services to the Financial Administration of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. (St Albans, Hertfordshire)

Ms Caroline Tapster. Formerly chief executive, Hertfordshire County Council. For services to Local Government. (Stansted, Essex)


Miss Laura Trott. Cyclist. For services to Cycling. (Hertfordshire)

Mrs Diane Helen Burleigh. Chief executive Officer, Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. For services to the Legal Profession. (Hitchin, Hertfordshire)

Ms Leueen Fox. Head, Office of the Senior president Tribunals, HM Courts and Tribunals Service. For services to Tribunal Reform. (Ware, Hertfordshire)

Dr Robert Charles Hubrecht. Deputy Scientific director, Universities Federation for Animal Welfare. For services to Animal Welfare. (Hertfordshire)

David Munns. Chair, Board of Governors, Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy. For services to the Music Industry and charity. (Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire)

Mervyn Richards. For services to Building Information Modelling and to the Construction Industry. (St Albans, Hertfordshire)

Richard Graham St. John Rowlandson. Philanthropist. For services to charity and to the community in Hertfordshire. (Harpenden, Hertfordshire)

Councillor Sharon Taylor. Leader, Stevenage Borough Council and Deputy Chair, Local Government Association. For services to Local Government. (Stevenage, Hertfordshire)

Howard James Cowen Wells. Vice-Chair, Sport and Recreation Alliance. For services to Sport Administration. (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire)


Anthony Joshua. Amateur Boxer. For services to Boxing. (Watford, Hertfordshire)

Mrs Deborah Jill Fensome. For services to the community in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. (Harpenden, Hertfordshire)

Mrs Alison Game. Formerly Personal assistant to the Clerk of the House of Commons. For public service. (Tring, Hertfordshire)

Benjamin Maher. Showjumper. For services to Equestrianism. (Hertfordshire)

Mrs Lillian Pilcher. Police Staff, Hertfordshire Police. For services to Policing. (Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire)

Patrick James Rice. Football Coach and lately assistant manager, Arsenal Football Club. For services to Sport. (Cockfosters, Hertfordshire)

Miss Hannah Seakins. Ministry of Defence. For services to Military Operations. (Hitchin, Hertfordshire)

John Mason Stoddard. For services to the community in Letchworth Hertfordshire. (Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire)

Mrs Jane White. Volunteer, Citizens' Advice Bureau, Hitchin. For services to the community in Hertfordshire. (Hitchin, Hertfordshire)


Mrs Yvonne Carson. Secretary, House of Commons. For services to Parliament and the Commonwealth. (St Albans, Hertfordshire)

Robert John Girvan. For services to the community in Hitchin Hertfordshire. (Hitchin, Hertfordshire)

Dr Ann Victoria Goddard. For services to the community in Hertsmere Hertfordshire. (Borehamwood, Hertfordshire)

Mrs Elizabeth Ann Hardy. For services to the community in Great Amwell, Hertfordshire. (Ware, Hertfordshire)

Alan George Hooker. For services to Scouting and to the community in Little Hallingbury Essex. (Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire)

Dennis Cecil Marshall. For services to Judo in Hertfordshire. (Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire)