New Year Honours list: The Manchester people recognised by the King including Mary Earps and Kevin Sinfield

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Here are all the Mancunians recognised in the New Year Honours List 2024.

The New Year Honours list for 2024 has been revealed and it includes several Greater Manchester figures who have been awarded honours for their contributions to society. Each year, the list recognises outstanding contributions in all fields, including science, education, sport, business and the arts. 

Nationally, there are a number of famous faces also recognised for their achievements this year, including singer Dame Shirley Bassey, who has been made a Companion of Honour, and film director Sir Ridley Scott, who has received an upgraded knighthood. Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis and Rochdale-born former cabinet minister Sajid Javid have received knighthoods, and author Jilly Cooper has been made a dame. 

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Elsewhere, Great British Bake-Off judge Paul Hollywood has received an MBE, broadcaster Tony Blackburn has been made an OBE, as well as singer Leona Lewis. Mary Earps, Manchester United and England goalkeeper, has also been recognised in this year’s list with an MBE and while he may be nicknamed 'Sir Kev', Oldham's Kevin Sinfield has been handed a CBE.

Here is the full list of people from Manchester or who work in Manchester included on the New Year Honours List 2024.

Kevin Sinfield and Rob Burrow have both been given CBEs for their fundraising work. Kevin Sinfield and Rob Burrow have both been given CBEs for their fundraising work.
Kevin Sinfield and Rob Burrow have both been given CBEs for their fundraising work.

Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

  • Huw Charles Davies. Lately Chief Executive, British Association for Supported Employment. For services to Employment for Disabled People. (Bury, Greater Manchester)
  • Yvonne Helen Fovargue MP. Member of Parliament for Makerfield. For Political and Public Service. (Greater Manchester)
  • Professor Danielle Amanda George MBE. Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering, University of Manchester. For services to Public Engagement in Engineering. (Stockport, Greater Manchester)
  • Joanne Lucille Roney OBE. Chief Executive, Manchester City Council. For services to Local Government. (Sheffield, South Yorkshire)
  • Kevin Sinfield OBE. For services to Motor Neurone Disease Awareness. (Oldham, Greater Manchester)

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

  • Eamonn John Boylan. Chief Executive, Greater Manchester Combined Authority. For services to Local Government. (Manchester, Greater Manchester)
  • Michael George Eakin. Chief Executive, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. For services to Music and to the community in Liverpool, Merseyside. (Altrincham, Greater Manchester)
  • Katie Gallagher. Director, Manchester Digital. For services to the Digital Technology Industry in the North-West. (Manchester, Greater Manchester)
  • Colonel (Rtd) Brian Mark Gorski MBE. For services to Museums and to the community in Bury, Greater Manchester. (South Molton, Devon)
  • Antony Craig Lockley. Director of Strategy and Assistant Chief Executive, Blackpool Council. For services to Local Government. (Manchester, Greater Manchester)
  • Professor Joyce Ann Tyldesley. Professor of Egyptology, University of Manchester. For services to Egyptology and Heritage. (Bolton, Greater Manchester)

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Manchester United goalkeeper Mary Earps has been recognised in the New Year Honours List 2024. Manchester United goalkeeper Mary Earps has been recognised in the New Year Honours List 2024.
Manchester United goalkeeper Mary Earps has been recognised in the New Year Honours List 2024. | Getty Images
  • Peter George Buchan. Managing Director, Shipping, Nuclear Transport Solutions. For services to the Nuclear Industry and to Young People. (Sale, Greater Manchester)
  • Khumi Tonsing Burton JP DL. For services to the community in Manchester and Cheshire. (Wilmslow, Cheshire)
  • Amanda Chadwick. Founder and Trustee, Pyjama Fairies. For services to Children in Hospital. (Manchester, Greater Manchester)
  • John Hubert Cox. Chair, Joseph Cox Charity. For services to Homeless People in Manchester. (Altrincham, Greater Manchester)
  • Mary Alexandra Earps. For services to Association Football. (Wilmslow, Cheshire)
  • Paul Fairweather. Trustee, Breakthrough Ltd. For services to Disabled People and to the LGBT Community in the North West. (Manchester, Greater Manchester)
  • Rhiane Estelle Fatinikun. Founder, Black Girls Hike. For services to Nature and to Diversity. (Bolton, Greater Manchester)
  • Elizabeth Jane Gorb. Director of Apprenticeships, Manchester Metropolitan University. For services to Education and Skills. (Macclesfield, Cheshire)
  • Daniel Peter Hill. Director, Daddys with Angels. For charitable services to Bereaved Families. (Wigan, Greater Manchester)
  • Geraldine Hills. Founder, Manchester Parent Champions. For services to Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. (Cardiff, South Glamorgan)
  • Helen Louise Hyndman. Service Coordinator, Ask Eve, The Eve Appeal. For charitable services to Women with Gynaecological Cancers. (Bury, Greater Manchester)
  • Lydia Anna Obat Ina. Foster Carer and Founder, Gapolunya Foundation. For services to Vulnerable Children. (Manchester, Greater Manchester)
  • Kenneth Ince. Scout Leader, 1st Golborne (St Thomas) Scout Group. For services to Young People in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan. (Wigan, Greater Manchester)
  • Sheila Ince. Cub Scout Leader, 1st Golborne (St Thomas) Scout Group. For services to Young People in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan. (Wigan, Greater Manchester)
  • Nicholas Edward Johnson. Co-Founder and Director, Market Operations. For services to Business and to the Food Sector. (Altrincham, Greater Manchester)
  • Christine Anne Kenyon. Deputy Principal, The Manchester College, Greater Manchester. For services to Further Education. (Bolton, Greater Manchester)
  • Robert James Hammond Malcomson. Deputy Director, Cabinet Office. For public and voluntary service to the LGBTQ+ Community and to Homeless People. (Manchester, Greater Manchester)
  • Marion Anne Meakin. Senior Probation Officer, North West Probation Service, HM Prison and Probation Service. For services to Reducing Reoffending and Public Protection. (Manchester, Greater Manchester)
  • Kathryn Ann Morley. Lately Chief Executive Officer, OnSide. For services to Young People. (Manchester, Greater Manchester)
  • Tori Pamela Anne Olphin. Chief Data Scientist and Head of Research, Thames Valley Police. For services to Technology in the Public Sector. (Rochdale, Greater Manchester)
  • Ehinor Otaigbe-Amedu. For services to Women in Greater Manchester. (Bolton, Greater Manchester)
  • Yassamin Sheel. National Lead, United Teaching, Greater Manchester. For services to Children. (Rochdale, Greater Manchester)
  • Stephen Terence Sorrell. Director, Small Things Creative Projects Community Interest Company. For services to Arts and Culture in Greater Manchester. (Stockport, Greater Manchester)
  • Jenny Thompson. Co-Founder and Director, Market Operations. For services to the Business and Food Sectors. (Altrincham, Greater Manchester)

Medallists of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

  • The Reverend Christine Joyce Aspinall. For services to the community in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester. (Manchester, Greater Manchester)
  • Ann Chapman. For services to the community in Radcliffe, Metropolitan Borough of Bury. (Radcliffe, Greater Manchester)
  • Rev. Canon Diane Veronica Cookson. For services to St. Saviour’s Parish Church and to the community in Stockport, Greater Manchester. (Northwich, Cheshire)
  • Edward Everett. Member, Friends of Bridgwater Canal. For services to the Environment in Sale, Metropolitan Borough of Trafford. (Sale, Greater Manchester)
  • Daniel Herman. For services to Education and to Holocaust Awareness. (Altrincham, Greater Manchester)
  • Patricia Carol Jarman. For services to the community in Stalybridge, Metropolitan Borough of Tameside. (Stalybridge, Greater Manchester)
  • William Ellis Nixon. Honorary Secretary, Social Enterprise UK. For services to Young People in the West Midlands. (Sale, Greater Manchester)
  • Rachel Frances Parkinson. For services to the community in Whitefield, Greater Manchester during Covid-19. (Manchester, Greater Manchester)
  • Mahbubur Rahman. For services to Charity and to the community in Oldham, Greater Manchester. (Oldham, Greater Manchester)
  • Helen Elizabeth Walton. Policy Adviser, Rochdale Council. For services to Children in Care and Children in Poverty. (Rochdale, Greater Manchester)
  • Dr Jane Wilcock. Chair, North West Faculty, Royal College of General Practitioners and lately General Practitioner, Silverdale Medical Practice, Swinton, Greater Manchester. For services to General Practice. (Bolton, Greater Manchester)
  • Roy Wood. Coach, Aspull Wrestling Club, Wigan, Greater Manchester. For services to Wrestling and Young People. (Wigan, Greater Manchester)

MVO

  • Julie Elizabeth Denby. lately Deputy Clerk/Administrator, Greater Manchester Lieutenancy. (Greater Manchester)
  • Kam Hare. Inspector, Greater Manchester Police. (Greater Manchester)

King's Fire Service Medal (KFSM)

  • David Jonathan Russel. Chief Fire Officer, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service. (Greater Manchester)

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