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Every day ‘ordinary’ people make an extraordinary difference across Greater Manchester. Chances are that you know at least one who immediately springs to mind. But have you ever thought of nominating them for a national Honour?

Reading the media coverage of the New Year and Birthday Honours Lists, you might come away with the mistaken impression that honours are only awarded to household names, or the retired who have dedicated their entire lives to community or charitable service.

Yet the reality is, that each year the Queen recognises the extraordinary achievements of people from all walks of life, and all ages, within our communities. These are the people who really make a difference to the lives of those around them.

In the 2017 New Year Honours List, 74% of people who received an honour were people who have undertaken outstanding work in their communities.

To see some examples of Greater Manchester citizens who have been awarded a national Honour, please take a look at our Greater Manchester Honours Gallery.

However, the remarkable people that each of us knows can only be recognised if somebody takes the time to nominate them. Somebody who knows the difference that they make. Could that ‘somebody’ be you?

The form to nominate a person for a national honour is straight forward, and you can even do it online: www.gov.uk/honours.

So, if you know somebody who deserves to be recognised, please do the Honours!

Greater Manchester Honours

Saeed Atcha - MBE
Saeed Atcha - MBE

Services to young people and the community in Greater Manchester

Dr Sayed Nayyer Abidi MBE - Services to the Black and Minority Ethnic Community in Greater Manchester
Dr Sayed Nayyer Abidi - MBE

Services to the Black and Minority Ethnic Community in Greater Manchester

Martin Ainscough C.B.E - Services to education and charity in the Wigan area
Martin Ainscough - CBE

Services to education and charity in the Wigan area

Melanie Bryan O.B.E - Services to Social Enterprise and Women’s Enterprise
Melanie Bryan OBE

Services to Social Enterprise and Women’s Enterprise

Paul Martin OBE

Services to equal opportunities

Kabir Ahmed M.B.E - services to the promotion of racial harmony and development of equal opportunities by combating discrimination
Kabir Ahmed - MBE

Services to the promotion of racial harmony and development of equal opportunities by combating discrimination

Erinma Bell M.B.E - Voluntary Services to her Community
Erinma Bell - MBE

Voluntary Services to her Community

Robina Shah MBE - academic research to support services for Asian children with learning disabilities
Robina Shah MBE

Academic Research to Support Services for Asian Children with Learning Disabilities

Indugi Popat B.E.M - Services to Asian Women in the North West
Indugi Popat BEM

Services to Asian Women in the North West

Edit Conn O.B.E - Services to Greater Manchester Red Cross
Edith Conn OBE

Services to Greater Manchester Red Cross

Evelyn Asante Mensah O.B.E - Services to Ethnic Communities Health
Evelyn Asante-Mensah OBE

Services to Ethnic Communities Health

Akeim Mundell - B.E.M - Services to Local Community
Akeim Mundell BEM

Services to Local Community

Sue Lomas - O.B.E - Services to Girl Guiding
Sue Lomas OBE

Services to Girl Guiding and Geography Education

Jean Oglesby C.B.E - services to philanthropy in the North West
Jean Oglesby CBE

Services to Philanthropy in the North West

Karen Phillips M.B.E Services to the Jewish Community
Karen Phillips MBE

Services to the Jewish Community

Steve McGuirk C.B.E - Services to Fire and Rescue
Steve McGuirk CBE

Services to Fire and Rescue

Nancy Rothwell D.B.E - Services to Science
Nancy Rothwell DBE

Services to Science

Geoff Thompson M.B.E - Services to Sport (Karate)
Geoff Thompson MBE

Services to Sport (Karate)

Val Chadwick B.E.M - Services to the Community of Rochdale and to the Rochdale Festival Choir
Val Chadwick BEM

Services to the Community of Rochdale and to the Rochdale Festival Choir