Due in June, but postponed so that people who are doing extraordinary things due to the pandemic could also be honoured, the Queen’s Birthday Honours list was published over the weekend.

You can see the full list here, but the highlights, for Cornwall, are here:

Richard Belling, the Chair of Belling Charitable Settlement, has been awarded the MBE for services to the Education of Young People, for the work of his foundation, which provides education and training to young people, and helps prevent poverty.

Lucy Jewson, the founder of Frugi, has been awarded the MBE for services to Ethical Clothing Design. Foudning the company in 2004, she has grown the ethical clothing company, which now has over 500 retailers, in 34 countries.

Patricia Plumbridge has been awarded the MBE for services to the community in Newlyn, Cornwall.

Ruth Van Dyke has also been awarded the MBE for services to Childcare and Early Learning for Disadvantaged Children.

The British Empire Medal (BEM) is awarded for ‘hands-on’ services to the local community. The following people have been recognised:

  • William Bankes-Jones, for services to Opera and Diversity
  • Hazel Bound, Volunteer, Cornwall and Devon, Long Distance Walking Association. For voluntary service to Walking in South West England
  • Patrick Farr, for services to Children’s Hospices in South West England.
  • Luci Isaacson (Scholes), for services to Flood Risk Management in Cornwall
  • Hannah Kentish, formerly UK Youth commissioner, Scout Association, for voluntary service to Scouting and Young People
  • Laura Jane Millward, Run Director, Penrose Parkrun, Helston, for voluntary and charitable services to the community in Cornwall
  • Donna Orphan, for services to the community in St Germans.
  • Kenneth Warren, for services to the community in St Austell.
  • Mary Whibley, for services to the community in Bude
  • Joanna Yelland, Strategic director, Exeter City Council, for services to Reducing Health Inequalities

Congratuilations to everyone who has received an honour this time round. If you’re on this list, we’d love to run a more extensive story about your work – please get in touch!

For those who think they know someone who maybe should have been on this list, the nominations are open for the New Year Honours List. You can find out how to submit a nomination here.