The Queen’s Honours and Awards

A message from the Lord Lieutenant

“In my capacity as Lord-Lieutenant of West Midlands I ask those who work or live in the Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton areas to consider nominating outstanding individuals for an Honour, or to nominate volunteer groups for a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service and businesses for a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

I ask that you continue the promotion of these important Honours and Awards as there are many deserving individuals, volunteer groups and businesses who need recognition.

Volunteering groups in the West Midlands make a huge contribution to people’s lives, often without praise for the incredible work they do. A prestigious National Honour such as The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service can prove invaluable in so many ways to their on-going success.

The importance of volunteer groups is all the more apparent in the current climate and we need to do all we can to help recognise those doing outstanding work in their local communities. If you know of a group that fits the criteria, please nominate them or encourage them to ask someone to do this on their behalf.”

There are many people living in Dudley borough who give their time to make the borough a better place to live and many of these go the extra mile, making an outstanding contribution to their communities and the people within them.

Dudley CVS are passionate about recognising the contributions of amazing local volunteers and run our own Dudley Volunteer Awards each year, however, we would also like to encourage outstanding local volunteers to be recognised nationally through the Queen’s Honours and also the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.

The honours system recognises those who:

  • made achievements in public life
  • committed themselves to serving and helping Britain

They’ll usually have made life better for other people or be outstanding at what they do.