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A Royal Honour from the King is one of the most highly regarded and prestigious accolades that an individual can receive. Anyone can be nominated, but only exceptional people are honoured.

Anyone, based anywhere in the world that meets the criteria, can be nominated for a UK honour and the title of BEM, MBE, OBE, CBE or Knighthood / Damehood.

 

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Individuals can nominate anyone for an honour if they live or work in the UK or abroad and they’ve made significant impact in either. 

Our consultants have many years’ experience in working with Royal Honours candidates – from the committed local community champion, to the outstanding entrepreneur, from the leading industry expert to the dedicated philanthropist.

Many of those who apply will do so not only to garner recognition for the achievements of the nominee, but also to amplify the work they’re doing – having an honourable title will often act as a door opener and a mark of trust that sees their good work extend far and wide.

We go to great lengths to ensure that your nomination is as compelling as possible. In fact, on average our experts spend over 150 hours, the equivalent of around 20 working days, purely on researching and drafting a nomination. 

We meet with the nominator and interview supporters to gather the necessary background information about the nominee, and advise on all aspects of the nomination throughout and up to the point of submission. 

Our fees are based on a number of factors, including the length of the nomination and the number of support and update letters we take care of.

We offer 4 pricing levels to make what we do accessible to as many worthy people as possible.

HOUSE OF LORDS

A peerage is a badge of trust that gives an individual credibility and a platform for you to have influence in the most important of forums. It is one of the most prestigious and sought-after appointments in the world.

With our dedicated and specialist House of Lords service you will be taken through the application process on a one-to-one basis with your consultant, who will gather all of the necessary information from you to be able to research and write your professional written application. They will also draft a bespoke CV to accompany it.

If you are successfully invited to interview, we will provide a further service to help prepare and guide you for the day, and your consultant will speak to up to six people who are familiar with your work and achievements and offer to draft their letters of support.

“I found your advice and hand’s on support invaluable. It can be difficult to decide what information to focus on in an application like this and to know what the Lords are looking for in a strong applicant. It’s been great working with someone who has a real understanding of the process.”

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FAQs

how do I nominate someone for an honour?

To make a nomination for an royal honour you need to tell the Honours and Appointments Secretariat all about the nominee’s work and achievements in an official nomination document. You also need to provide a minimum of two supporting letters for your nomination although we would recommend between five and 15 letters.

Awards Intelligence can help you nominate someone for any of the King’s honour award, by professionally handling the whole nomination process for you.

A nomination for an honour cannot be resubmitted year on year until the desired result is achieved. If your nomination is unsuccessful you cannot re-nominate until a minimum of two years has passed, and then the nomination must show a significant difference to the first to be considered at all.

We can make sure your nomination has the best possible chance of getting the right result from the start.

I WANT TO GET MY NOMINATION IN THE QUEUE, HOW DO WE GET STARTED?

To start your nomination we simply need to make sure the nominee meets all the requirements of the King’s honours criteria. Simply call Awards Intelligence on 01273 006643 or email enquiries@awardsintelligence.co.uk for your free honours assessment.

what are the benefits of receiving a royal honour?

Being awarded a royal honour carries many benefits. It’s not only recognition for outstanding service to the community or being a leader in your field, but also a great encouragement to do better and achieve even more for others. It will raise your profile, further enhance your reputation and instil trust of course – that vital ingredient for success in all walks of life.

It also provides a platform to talk about the cause or campaign you have been honoured for, thus helping to raise awareness.

Furthermore, very few other awards carry the same gravitas and are globally recognised and respected. In fact, it is arguably the most prestigious award in the world.

WILL A CRIMINAL RECORD EFFECT A NOMINATION?

A criminal record will not necessarily prevent a person from being considered for an honour, as long as there are no outstanding issues or remaining custodial sentences.

Can you guarantee that i will get a royal honour if i appoint you?

The average success rate across all honours nominations is estimated to be about 1 in 10 (just 10%). But our success rate is an industry-leading 2 in 3 (about 65%).

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE KING'S HONOUR LEVELS; MBE, OBE, CBE, KBE, DBE?

When you make a nomination it is not necessary to stipulate which level of honour you think the nominee deserves. However it can be helpful to understand the level of award they may be eligible to be considered for: 

In short, levels tend to be considered according to the spread of the nominee’s work and achievements, for example; the BEM and MBE are mainly awarded for local, hands-on achievement; the OBE and CBE tend to be awarded for work and achievements that have had a wider impact on society, for example, influencing a profession, industry, region or nation; and a knighthood or damehood is the highest level of award given for the widest impact, for example an inspirational impact on a profession, industry, country, or charitable cause. 

WHAT DOES THE HOUSE OF LORDS DO?

The House of Lords is the second chamber of the UK parliament. It works alongside the House of Commons to:

  • Debate and pass legislation
  • Check and challenge the actions of the government
  • Provide a forum for independent expertise

The House of Lords chamber spends about 60% of its time on legislation; the other 40% is spent on scrutiny – questioning government and debating issues and policy. Committee work takes place outside the chamber.

AM I ELIGIBLE FOR THE HOUSE OF LORDS?

Assuming you are British, Irish or a Commonwealth citizen, resident in the UK for tax purposes and accept the requirement to remain so, we would be delighted to assist you with an application to the House of Lords. https://thecommonwealth.org/our-member-countries

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