Women expected to scoop more than 50% of gongs in New Year Hours List

The 2014 New Year’s Honours List revealed an unusual surprise, with women taking a record 51% of all awards and we expect a similar majority in 2015.

Last year’s List reflected how modern working life has changed to embrace the contribution of women at all levels, with famous faces such as Angela Lansbury and Penelope Keith becoming Dames for their services to the Arts and Charity and Karren Brady (pictured above) receiving a CBE for her services to Entrepreneurship and women in business.

In an interview with the BBC Karren said how “surprised, privileged and proud” she felt when she found out she was to receive an honour. Click here to watch the video and learn more about what Karren achieved to deserve this prestigious award. 

In total 611 women have received awards for their professional and community achievements in the 2014 List including; Christina Selby who created Hats4Heroes in 2010, sending more than 10,000 knitted hats with chocolate bars to our forces in Afghanistan to raise morale; Julie Bailey who set up the campaign group Cure the NHS after being appalled at the treatment her mother received at the Staffordshire General Hospital, and Sarah Russell, Siobhan Freegard and Cathy Court, the founders of the parental support group Netmums. 

We look forward to continuing to help more people make sure that their deserving candidates get the recognition they deserve. Call us now on +44 (0)1444 230130 if you would like our honest opinion of your chances of success or drop us a line at enquiries@awardsintelligence.co.uk. We will save you valuable time and significantly increase your chances of Queen’s honours success.