Many congratulations to all those honoured in HM The King’s Birthday Honours List. A great list and we are so fortunate to have so many exceptional people living in Kent and doing so much for their communities and their Country.

We were delighted to see two Kent Deputy Lieutenants included in the list, Brigadier Nick Baveystock and Professor Thirunamachandran.

Thank you and well done to all who have had their contributions recognised in this way. The full list for Kent is as follows:

Commander (CBE)
Rev Canon Nigel Genders CBE, For Services to Education

Officer (OBE)
Brigadier (Retd) Nicholas Baveystock OBE DL, For Services to Engineering
Mr Damian Collins OBE MP, For Political and Public Service
Ms Julie Harmsworth OBE, For Services to Ex-Offenders
Ms Lisa James OBE, For Services to the Ukrainian Community
Mr Gavin McKinnon OBE, For Services to Policing
Mr Robert Sanders OBE, For Services to Parliament and to the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Ms Sarah Strangleman OBE, For Public Service
Professor Rama Thirunamachandran OBE DL, For services to Higher Education

Member (MBE)
Ms Lorna Canning MBE, For Public Service
Mr Thomas Coyd MBE, For Services to Wheelchair Rugby League
Ms Jennifer Cross MBE JP, For Services to the Administration of Justice and to the Community in Tunbridge Wells
Dr Victoria Harrington MBE, For Services to Policing
Mr Aaron Hearne MBE, For Services to Children
Mr Kevin Hewlett MBE, For Services to People with Dementia
Dr Michael Kehinde MBE, For Public Service
Ms Sonia Maulson MBE, For Services to Rail Transport and to the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Ms Davina McCall MBE, For Services to Broadcasting
Mr Alan Noake MBE, For Services to Young People in Kent
Mr Peter O’Hara MBE, For Services to Social Care
Ms Nimisha Raja MBE, For Services to Small and Medium Enterprises
Ms Gillian Weaver MBE, For Services Charity and Human Milk Banking

Medallist (BEM)
Ms Victoria Golding BEM, For Services to Education, Charity and to Animal Welfare
Mr Gary Howes BEM, For Services to Table Tennis, to Young People and to the Community in Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Ms Patricia Jeal BEM, For Services to the Community in Higham, Kent
Ms Catherine McCully BEM, For Services to Charity and to People with Disabilities in Canterbury,Kent
Mr Reginald Pierce BEM, For Services to Business and Radio Communications
Ms Judith Richardson BEM, For Services to Maritime Safety
Mr Mark Simpson BEM, For Services to Parliament
Ms Catherine Wynne BEM, For Services to Sport