Queen's honours judging process explained

Features, Honours

The Queen’s honours judging process is something that is considered by many to be a bit of a mystery. In reality it follows a clear path but completion of the nomination form and the gathering of letters of support is a long and time-consuming task to do well.

BBC Breakfast - How to get a Queen's Honour, MBE, OBE, CBE, knighthood

Features, Honours

Listen to our Managing Director, Mark Llewellyn-Slade talking to BBC Breakfast about the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2015.

Queen's Birthday Honours - BBC Radio Interview

Features, Honours

Listen to our Managing Director Mark Llewellyn-Slade on the BBC talking about the forthcoming Queen’s Birthday Honours List on Saturday 13th June. Find out more about the type of people that get honours and how to nominate someone yourself. Look out for more insights from Mark

Inequality in Queen's Honour Allocations


A cursory glance at the table below would suggest that there is an issue brewing, especially given that in 2015 more women than men where named.But hold on, even I can deduce from the numbers below that the average over the last 7 years is 46.5%. This year it's 46.8%, an increase of 0

Queen's honour allocations revealed

Features, Honours

Every five years the government sets a maximum number of awards that can be given out in the Queen's Birthday Honours List every June and in the New Year Honours List. Around 2,600 honours are given each year across nine sectors.We can deduce many things from the official allocation

Entrepreneurs Shine in New Year Honours List

Awards, Features

The 2016 New Year Honours List rewarded an impressive clutch of entrepreneurs who shone across a wide range of sectors from fashion to financial and retail to restaurants.If you know anyone who you feel might deserve an honour, we would be happy to give you a free assessment of their

2016 New Years Honours List

Features, Honours

With letters set to go out from the Cabinet Office over the coming days to those being awarded an honour in the New Year list, here’s a few household names I think deserve to be on that list:Simon CowellLove him or loath him, there’s more to Simon than you might think and I

Nobel Prize invites nominations for 2016

Awards, Features

Open to both individuals and companies, the Nobel Prize is without doubt the most prestigious award of its kind in the world. Some would argue that it beats a knighthood in terms of prestige and credibility.With a long list of potential benefits including: global recognition,

Exclusive BBC Radio interview - Birthday Honours List

Features, Honours

With just a few weeks to go until the 2015 Queen’s birthday honours list is revealed, listen to a BBC radio interview with our managing director, Mark Llewellyn-Slade, recorded on the announcement day of the 2014 birthday honours list.For a free assessment of your nominees chances

Investiture Highlights - Interviews and reaction on Investiture day

Features, Honours

Enjoy this unique behind-the-scenes glimpse at an Investiture ceremony to find out what really happens when Queen's honours are given out. Every outstanding individual who is named on the New Years or Birthday Honours List is invited to an Investiture to receive their medal


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