The Queens New Year’s Honours list for 2022 is out and the recipients are being celebrated all over the country.
This year’s list has been dominated by athletes, community heroes, and NHS workers who have all made outstanding contributions to their community and the country.
More then 30% of the recipients of the Queen’s Honours, in Leeds this year were women with Paralympian Kadeena Cox MBE being awarded the Order of the British Empire for her services to athletics and cycling, while Mel B recognised for her services to vulnerable women as a patron of Women’s Aid.
The New Year Honours list acknowledges 1,278 people in the UK this year, celebrating their outstanding achievements.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “These recipients have inspired and entertained us and given so much to their communities in the UK or in many cases around the world.
“The honours are an opportunity for us to thank them, as a country, for their dedication and outstanding contribution.”
Rt. Hon. John Dominic Battle received a Knighthood for political and public service.
Edmund John Seward Anderson, who is chairman and independents Non-Executive Director for National Savings and Investments received a CBE for services to the financial sector and public life in Yorkshire.
Kadeena Cox MBE was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to athletics and cycling.
Melanie Janine Brown also known as Mel B and is Patron for Women’s Aid received an MBE for services to charitable causes and vulnerable women. Other notable recipients of MBE were
Jonathan Brownlee for services to Triathlon.
Rabbi Albert Sebastian Chait, for services to the Jewish Community and to Charity in West Yorkshire, particularly during Covid-19.
Andrew Keith Gordon Denton of Lately Head, Hotel Services, Best Western Hotels, for charitable services to the NHS and to vulnerable people during Covid-19.
Anna Vanda Laura Fairchild for services to women’s martial arts and to the NHS.
Angela Johnson a supply chain manager at Morrisons Supermarket for services to the food supply chain.
Jamie Daniel Peter Jones-Buchanan, for services to Rugby League Football and the
community in Leeds.
Jessica Learmonth for services to Triathlon.
Thomas Pidcock for services to Cycling.
Reverend Jonathan Swales, who is founder of Lighthouse, for services to the community in Leeds, particularly during Covid-19.
Georgia Taylor-Brown for services to Triathlon.
Alexander Yee for services to Triathlon.
Our heartiest congratulations to them all