These are certainly troubling and difficult times, and of course our priority must be the care of the vulnerable in our communities. The health and safety of all of our staff and clients is paramount, but we are also trying not to panic. We have effective systems and processes in place for remote working, and – as…

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You’ve just had the pulse-racing news that you are a finalist in a prestigious business award and there’s just one more hurdle to overcome to bag the trophy and that’s a presentation to the judges. It’s your company’s chance to shine and failing is out of the question. So naturally you choose the best man…

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Although celebrities, such as actress Olivia Coleman CBE, stole the headlines, it is the extraordinary people who work in their community on a voluntary or paid basis to help the underprivileged that are the real heroes of the Queen’s Birthday Honours announced on 8 June 2019. People working in the local community made up 75%…

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Following International Women’s Day on 8 March 2019, looking back into our history, which of our famous women would have been likely to have been recognised with a Queen’s Honour? The Honours Committee does not award posthumously and this is unlikely to change. But if our historic female national treasures could be awarded, who would they be?…

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He spread the word that he had received a Member of the British Empire for services to the energy industry and he went as far as to superimpose a photograph of himself receiving his medal. The announcement and the picture were even published in a trade magazine and the local press. Eventually, Mr Stuart’s deceit…

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Actress Emma Thompson raised a few eye brows at her recent investiture at Buckingham Palace to receive her Damehood when she paired a classy, smart blue trouser suit with white trainers. Putting comfort before royal protocol might seem sensible but trainers – even designer ones – are a fashion faux pas in royal circles. While…

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Find out more about the type of people that get honours and how to nominate someone yourself.  Look out for more insights from Mark in the run up to the New Year Honours List in late December 2018. Awards Intelligence is the world’s leading provider of Queen’s honours support services. Discover more about how to…

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I wanted to shed some light on the rules around making Queen’s honours nominations for worthy people who are either UK citizens and live abroad or are not UK citizens. We receive loads of calls from people and the media about this and the rules are clear: You can nominate anyone for an honour if…

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Good news! Prime Minister, Theresa May, is being clear and consistent around who she wants to prioritise for honours. She’s made a very important announcement regarding the honours system. I would go so far as to say it’s the most important announcement in a decade or more if you are interested in making an honours…

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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.  Take a look at our infographic, which shows the step–by–step judging…

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