Queen's Birthday Honours In The West Midlands

11 June 2016, 10:28 | Updated: 11 June 2016, 12:04

More than 1,100 people have been honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours list including dozens in the West Midlands.

Nationally, Rod Stewart, Ant and Dec, Dame Vera Lynn and Brian Blessed have all been recognised.

71-year-old Stewart is getting a knighthood for his services to music and charity, and has "promised to wear it well".

Major Tim Peake's broken a record by becoming the first person to be honoured in space.

Here are some of those being recognised from the West Midlands:


Terence Keith Morgan, CBE. Non-Executive chairman, Crossrail Ltd. For services to UK Infrastructure, Skills and Employment. (West Midlands)

Professor Stanley William Wells, CBE. Shakespeare Scholar and Honorary president, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. For services to Scholarship. (Warwickshire)


David Lovell Burbidge, OBE, DL. For services to Cultural Philanthropy in the West Midlands. (Wasperton, Warwickshire)

Roger Victor John Cadbury. For services to the Bournville Village Trust in Birmingham and to charity in Warwickshire. (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire)

Mrs Patricia Susan Walters. Formerly Headteacher, Holte Visual and Performing Arts College. For services to Education. (Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire)


Mrs Karen Boswell. Formerly managing director, East Coast Main Line Company Ltd. For services to the Rail Industry. (Rugby, Warwickshire)

Councillor Philip Edward Bailey Atkins. Leader Staffordshire County Council. For services to Local Government. (Uttoxeter, Staffordshire)

Michael Thomas Brown. Mental Health Coordinator College of Policing. For services to Policing and Mental Health. (Bromsgrove, West Midlands)

Adil Ray. Actor, Radio and Television Presenter. For services to Broadcasting. (Birmingham)

Adil from Yardley is most famous for playing Citizen Khan in the TV show he created.

Adil Ray Citizen Khan

Mrs Pauline Watts. Lead Nurse, Quality, Mental Health, Learning Disability and Dementia, Public Health England. For services to Nursing and Health Visiting. (Alcester, Warwickshire)

Professor Celia Moss. Consultant in Paediatric Dermatology, Birmingham Childrens Hospital. For services to Paediatric Dermatology. (Birmingham, West Midlands)

Sewa Singh Mandla. For services to Inter-faith and Community Cohesion particularly in the Sikh Community. (West Bromwich, West Midlands)

Dr The Right Reverend David Edward Carr. Senior Pastor, Renewal Christian Centre. For services to the community in Solihull. (Solihull, West Midlands)

Anthony Gerard Larkin. Formerly director of Business and Enterprise, Royal National College for the Blind. For services to Further Education and Disability Sport. (Herefordshire)

Mrs Shaista Gohir, MBE. Trustee and Chair, Muslim Women's Network UK. For services to Gender Equality and Women's Rights. (Birmingham, West Midlands)


Mohammed Ali. Street Artist. For services to Art and Community Cohesion. (Birmingham)

Adrian Mark Bowater. Member, Academies Finance and Assurance Steering Group, Education Funding Agency and director of Finance, Walsall Academy. For services to Education. (Wolverhampton, West Midlands)

Andrew Brian Cole. Centre manager, Torchwood Shopping Centre, Solihull. For services to the Retail Business Sector and charity in Solihull. (Solihull, West Midlands)

Mrs Deloris Collett. Foster Carer, Birmingham City Council and Chair, Birmingham Foster Care Association. For services to Children and Families. (Birmingham, West Midlands)

Ms Bernadette Ann Dornan. Formerly Independent Reviewing Officer, Birmingham City Council. For services to Children and Families. (Solihulll, West Midlands)

Ms Louise Dyson. Founder, VisABLE Talent Agency. For services to Disabled People in the Entertainment Industry. (Pershore, Worcestershire)

Mrs Sally Anne Evans. Co-founder, Trinity Specialist College, Birmingham. For services to Education. (Birmingham, West Midlands)

Graham Goodall. For services to the Magistracy and the community in Staffordshire. (Uttoxeter, Staffordshire)

Lucan Gray. Entrepreneur and Owner, Custard Factory and Fazeley Studios. For services to the Regeneration of Digbeth, Birmingham.

Simon Griffiths. Headteacher, Lindens Primary School, Streetly, West Midlands. For services to Education. (Streetly, West Midlands)

Stephen Michael Harris. Ambulance Motorcycle Paramedic, West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Emergency Care and voluntary service to the community in Birmingham. (Birmingham, West Midlands)

Steve Harris MBE

The award of the MBE comes just a year after Steve, from Smethwick, received a President’s Commendation at the Ambulance Service Institute Awards at the House of Lords.

Speaking about being made an MBE, Steve said: “I am a mixture of totally thrilled and gobsmacked.

“I don’t understand why I am being singled out for this award, it feels like I am being recognised for turning up to work, but I am incredibly grateful.

“It is very humbling that someone thinks I am worthy of being nominated and even more so that it has been accepted.

“I thoroughly enjoy my job and being able to provide care to patients in their hour of need, just as I know all of my colleagues at West Midlands Ambulance Service do too.”


Mrs Deborah Jayne Hawkes. Executive Officer, Ministry of Defence. For services to Defence. (Worcestershire)

Mrs Janet Kennard Hickinbottom. National Education Officer, Farming and Countryside Education. For services to Farming, Countryside Education and Rural Communities. (Kenilworth, Warwickshire)

Peter Charles Max Hogarth. Councillor, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council. For services to the community in Solihull and Birmingham. (Solihull, West Midlands)

Mrs Jasprit Jeetly. Founder and managing director, Jeetly. For services to Entrepreneurship. (Birmingham, West Midlands)

Andrew Paul Morris. Teacher, Westcroft Sports and Applied Learning College and Founder, Timken Vocational Training Centre and Sunbeam Enterprises. For services to Special Education. (Dudley, West Midlands)

The Reverend Monica Jane Newsome. Formerly Chaplain, HMPrison Swinfen Hall. For services to HM Prison Service and voluntary services to the community in Lichfield, Staffordshire. (Shropshire)

Miss Susan Lesley North. Formerly director of Operations, The National Parent Carer Participation Programme, Contact a Family, West Midlands. For services to Children and Families. (Telford, Shropshire)

Mrs Susan Parsons, JP. For services to the community in Little Wenlock, Shropshire. (Telford, Shropshire)

Robert Pedley. Operations Lead for Equality Diversity and Human Rights, West Midlands Police. For services to the community in the West Midlands. (Birmingham, West Midlands)

John Dixon Phillips. For services to Business Education and Young People in the West Midlands. (Birmingham, West Midlands)

Mrs Helen Anne Rayson. Administrative Officer, Ministry of Defence. For public and voluntary services to Service Personnel and their Families. (Burntwood, Staffordshire)

Mrs Verita Gertrude (Cherry) Reynolds. Assistant Headteacher and Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Codsall Community High School, Staffordshire. For services to Education. (Penn, Staffordshire)

Mrs Santokho Aka San Sekhon. For services to Community Cohesion in Telford, Shropshire. (Telford, Shropshire)

David Richard Tudor. For services to charity and the community in Shrewsbury Shropshire. (Shropshire)

Francis Edward Ursell. Chief executive Officer, Registered Nursing Home Association. For services to the Provision of Care Services. (Birmingham, West Midlands)

Mrs Ruth Diane Walmsley. For services to Children in Conakry, Guinea, West Africa. (Shropshire)

Dr Paul Raymond Wood. Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. For services to Armed Forces Personnel. (Worcestershire)


Mrs Julia Barnard. For services to charitable fundraising. (Walsall, West Midlands)

Mrs Pamela Catherine Baxter. Volunteer, Pre-school Learning Alliance. For services to Children. (Rugby, Warwickshire)

Mrs Dawn Nova Clements. For services to Promoting Polio Immunisation. (Kidderminster, Worcestershire)

Councillor Elizabeth Ann Eyre. For political service. (Broadway, Worcestershire)

Mrs Jean Fletcher. For services to Nursing Care in Stourbridge, West Midlands and to the National Trust. (Stourbridge, West Midlands)

David Roy Horton. For services to Life Saving in the West Midlands. (Walsall, West Midlands)

Ms Lynne Jankowska. Expert by Experience, Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership Trust. For services to Care Quality in Mental Health Services. (Stourbridge, West Midlands)

Ms Rehana Khan. Manager, Shakti Day Centre for Asian Elders and the Bharosa Domestic Abuse Service. For services to Vulnerable People in Birmingham. (Birmingham, West Midlands)

Lionel King. For services to the community in Chadwick End Solihull. (Solihull, West Midlands)

Mrs Frances Medley. For services to the community in Shawbury and Stanton upon Hine Heath, Shropshire.

Mrs Judith Mary Megarry. Founder and Leader, Pershore Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society. For services to Community Music in Pershore, Worcestershire. (Pershore, Worcestershire)

Mrs Judith Mary Megarry. Founder and Leader, Pershore Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society. For services to Community Music in Pershore, Worcestershire. (Pershore, Worcestershire)

Alan Charles Murdoch. Senior Technical manager, Institute of Biomedical Research, University of Birmingham. For services to Medical Education and Research. (Birmingham, West Midlands)

John Vincent Murphy. For services to the community in Barford Sherbourne and Wasperton, Warwickshire. (Warwickshire)

Shaminder Singh Rai. Chief of Operations, Nishkam High School, Birmingham. For services to Education. (Birmingham, West Midlands)

The Reverend Neil Adrian Roberts. For services to the community in Chelmsley Wood and North Solihull. (Solihull, West Midlands)

Shahzada Saleem. For services to the Sport of Stone Lifting. (Kingswinford, West Midlands)

Robert John Selby. For services to the community in Sandon and Burston Staffordshire. (Burston, Staffordshire)

Michael John Sharpe. For services to Local Government and the community in Birmingham. (Birmingham, West Midlands)

Graham Ashbee Tritton. For services to the community in Pattingham Staffordshire. (Pattingham, Staffordshire)

Mrs Mary Elizabeth Trow. Club secretary and Club Treasurer, Solihull Olympic Gymnastic Club. For voluntary services to Gymnastics. (Solihull, West Midlands)

Ms Rosemary Weaver. For voluntary service to the community in Meriden Solihull. (Meriden, West Midlands)

Mrs Penelope Susan Webb. Early Years Volunteer, Worcestershire. For services to Children. (Kidderminster, Worcestershire)

Mrs Glenda Annetta Wesley. For services to Young People and the community in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. (Shrewsbury, Shropshire)

Mrs Judith Anne Williams. For charitable and voluntary services in Shropshire, particularly through the Shropshire Welfare Trust and the Shrewsbury Furniture Scheme. (Shrewsbury, Shropshire)


Lewis Ronald Benjamin. Assistant chief Constable, Warwickshire Police.

Gareth Cann. Assistant chief Constable, West Midlands Police.

David Shaw. Chief Constable, West Mercia Police.

On being selected to receive the Queen's Police Medal, David Shaw said: "I have to admit to being genuinely bowled over when I heard I would be receiving this award.

"It is a tremendous honour to receive such recognition and quite humbling. I will treasure the award and what it stands for.

"Policing is fundamentally about teamwork and I have been privileged to have worked with some quite fantastic people serving communities in West Midlands and West Mercia police areas. I have also found my national work hugely fulfilling and this has given me the opportunity to work with outstanding colleagues from other forces, partner organisations and the Home Office.

"It is also a privilege to be a police officer and to serve the public and I have been fortunate enough to do so for 36 years.

"Without the support of so many people, my friends and family and many others, I could not have achieved the things I have during my career and, I hope that you all feel this award is yours too. To each and every one of you I simply say, thank you."

West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said: "David has enjoyed a long and distinguished career serving the public, dedicating more than 30 years to making people safer and protecting communities. He has reached and performed at the very highest level of policing, and this medal is a fitting tribute for all that he has achieved."