Several brilliant people from across Bradford have been recognised in the Queen’s annual New Years Honours list.
Honours are given to people from all walks of life and all sections of society who have made a difference to their community.
There are several different types of awards, each one recognising a different type of contribution. Anyone can be nominated but only exceptional people are honoured.
Twelve people from Bradford have made the list and ten people from Kirklees have been awarded either a BEM, CBE, OBE, or a knighthood.
Here are all the people in Bradford and Kirklees who have been recognised in this year’s honours.
Bradford’s Mandip Kaur Sahota, founder of Strategies and Stories gets an MBE for her charitable and public service.
Born and living in Huddersfield, Sofia Buncy DL has been awarded an MBE for her pioneering work with the Muslim Women in Prison Project as well as her contribution to the local community in Bradford through the Khidmat Centres.
Founders of Bradford Literature Festival Syima Aslam and Irna Qureshi have both received MBEs for their efforts in establishing and running the festival and improving access to literature in communities across the district.
Kaneez Khan, from Bingley, is the coordinator for Near Neighbours and works on interfaith relation projects, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, has been awarded an MBE.
Kim Shuttler from Shipley has received an MBE for her service as chief executive officer for the Cellar Trust and for services to people with mental health issues.
Arjmund Jabee Butt from Bradford has been given the award for services to H.M. Revenue and Customs and the Black Asian and Minority Ethnic community.
Mandy Taylor from Huddersfield has been given an MBE for her charity work in Yorkshire.
Michelle Dawn Blanchard from Bingley has been awarded an MBE for her services to education as executive principal at Dixons Academies Trust, Bradford.
Professor Diana Anderson from the University of Bradford also received an MBE for her services to genetic and reproductive toxicology.
Chief executive of Bob’s Business, Melanie Oldham from Holmfirth, has been awarded an OBE for her contribution to business and cybersecurity.
Co-director of road safety standards and services at the Department of Transport, Benjamin Rimmington from Ilkley has received a CBE.
Chief executive of Asda, Roger Burnley from Mirfield, has also received a CBE for his contributions to the food supply chain.
Pamela Essler, from Keighley, has served on non-executive boards for the NHS in the Bradford and Craven for the last 25 years, has been awarded a BEM.
Professor Mahendra Patel, visiting professor at the University of Bradford, has received an MBE for his services to pharmacy.
Angela Johnson from Bradford who works for Morrisons has been awarded an MBE for her work ensuring a steady food supply to Gibraltar after Brexit.
Peter Murray from Huddersfield, has been awarded a CBE for his role as founding and executive director at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Deputy mayor of West Yorkshire, Alison Lowe, from Batley, for he role as chief executive officer at Touchstone, where she worked prior to entering the mayor’s office, for services to mental health and wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Richard Holliday was awarded a BEM for his role as the learning and development manager at TransPennine Express and his commitment to mental health in West Yorkshire.
Dance teacher, Barbara Peter, has been awarded a BEM for her services to dancing in Greetland but was born in Huddersfield.
Belinda Rickerby was given a BEM for her services to the community in Kirklees, particularly during the pandemic.