Birthday Honours List 2021

The Lord-Lieutenant would like to congratulate all the Greater Manchester recipients of Honours in the Birthday Honours List. Honours are a fantastic way of thanking ordinary people doing extraordinary things and this would not be possible without the people taking the time to nominate them whom he would also like to particularly thank. Should you know of someone who deserves to be nominated then please go to our honours website where you can find out how to do it. 

The people who live in Greater Manchester and have received an Honour in the New Year List are as follows:


The title of Knight Bachelor is a rank granted to a man who has been knighted by the monarch but not inducted as a member of one of the organised orders of chivalry; it is a part of the British honours system. Knights Bachelor are the most ancient sort of British knight. It  is given to a person who has demonstrated a pre-eminent contribution in any field of activity (usually, but not exclusively, at national level), or in a capacity which will be recognised by peer groups as inspirational and significant nationally and demonstrates sustained commitment. The following people have been awarded:

  • Anthony Joseph LLOYD (TONY LLOYD) MP (Manchester). For Public Service


The Order of Bath is a British order of chivalry founded by George I on 18 May 1725. The name derives from the elaborate medieval ceremony for appointing a knight, which involved bathing (as a symbol of purification) as one of its elements.

Companion of the Order of Bath

This is given to someone who has demonstrated work in a prominent national role, of a lesser degree to a Knight or Dame, but for a conspicuous leading role in national or regional affairs through achievement or service to the community, or a highly distinguished, innovative contribution in his or her area of activity.

  • Miss Wendy Anne HARDAKER (Rochdale). Director, Commercial Law Group, Government Legal Department. For services to the Law


The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the civil service. It was established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. 

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

An OBE is given to someone who has demonstrated a distinguished regional or county-wide role in any field, through achievement or service to the community including notable practitioners known nationally. The following people have been awarded and OBE:

  • Ms Jackie DRIVER (Trafford). Chair, Board of Trustees, SignHealth and Chair, Breakthrough. For services to Hearing Impaired People, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Ms Theresa GRANT (Stockport). Chief Executive, Northamptonshire County Council. For services to Local Government and the Public Sector
  • Mrs Alexandra Louise HOSKYN (Oldham). Founder, The Chatty CafÈ Scheme. For services to Tackling Loneliness during Covid-19
  • Francis MCCARRON (Trafford). Lately Principal, Stockport Academy. For services to Education
  • Ms Christine Mary REEKIE (CHRISTINE MCLOUGHLIN) (Stockport). Director, Children Services, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council. For services to Children and Families.
  • Mr Syed Naeem Pasha SHAH (Trafford). Head of Engagement, People, Places and Communities Division, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. For services to Faith Communities.
  • Mr Kevin SINFIELD MBE (Oldham). Director of Rugby, Leeds Rhinos. For services to Rugby League Football and Charitable Fundraising.
  • Mr Myles Jerome STACEY (Manchester). For voluntary and charitable services to the Black community during the Covid 19 Response 

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

An MBE is given to a person for achievement or service in and to the community which is outstanding in its field and has delivered sustained and real impact which stands out as an example to others. The following people have been awarded the MBE:

  • Mr Nicholas Ivan ABBOTT (Stockport). Chair, Salford Foundation. For services to Young People and Social Inclusion in Salford.
  • Mr Stephen ATHERTON (Wigan). Lately Field Worker, Justice and Peace Commission. For services to the community in Liverpool
  • Mrs Claire Diana CHADWICK (Rochdale). Nurse Consultant in Infection Prevention and Control, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. For services to the NHS during Covid-19.
  • Mr Vimalkumar CHOKSI (Tameside). Councillor, Ashton Waterloo, Tameside. For services to the community.
  • Mr Raymond Thomas DAINTON (Bolton). Fundraiser to Special Schools in Bolton. For services to Children with Special Educational Needs.
  • Miss Claudette FRASER (Manchester). Employer Advisor, Hulme Jobcentre Plus, Work and Health Services Group, Department for Work and Pensions. For services to Unemployed People in South Manchester.
  • Dr Abdul HAFEEZ (Trafford). Founder and Chief Executive, Association of Pakistani Physicians and Surgeons of the United Kingdom. For services to the NHS particularly during Covid-19.
  • Mrs Tina Jacqueline HARRISON (Bury). For services to the community in Bury, during Covid-19.
  • Mrs Janette Barr Anderson HOGAN (Stockport). Cancer and Palliative Care Clinical Lead, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Palliative Care in Manchester.
  • Dr Fergus Keith JEPSON (Bury). Consultant, Specialist Mobility Rehabilitation Centre, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, National Health Trust. For services to Injured Veterans.
  • Mr Colin Brian LIPTROT (Bolton). Mechanical Electrical Instrumentation Control and Automation, Environment Agency. For services to Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Miss Sara Louise ROWBOTHAM (Rochdale). For services to Young People.
  • Mr John Thomas SHIELS (Trafford). Chief Executive Officer, Manchester United Founcation. For services to Young People through Football.
  • Mrs Shirley Ann SOUTHWORTH (Wigan). For services to the community in Wigan, during Covid-19
  • Dr Lisa Graham SPENCER (Manchester). Consultant Respiratory Physician, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. For services to the NHS during Covid-19.
  • Ms Pauline Anne TOWN (Tameside). For services to Homeless People in Ashton under Lyne.

Medallists of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

A BEM is awarded to people who have ontributed a very “hands-on” service to the community in a local geographical area. Either sustained commitment in support of local charitable or voluntary activity or innovative work that has delivered real impact in a short period (3/4 years). The following people have been awarded a BEM:

  • Mr Syed Masum ALI (Oldham). Lately Case Handler, Co-Operative Bank. For services to Financial Services and the community in Greater Manchester during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
  • Mr Eric Crompton BARBER (Oldham). Governor, Elm Wood Primary School, Middleton, Greater Manchester. For services to Education
  • Miss Kiera Abigail BYLAND (Bolton). For services to Sport.
  • Mr Leslie William GREEN (Salford). For services to Weightlifting.
  • Mrs Eira Margaret HEYWOOD (Bolton). Co-founder and Trustee, Bolton Adult Autism Support. For services to Families Impacted by Autism and Associated Mental Health Conditions.
  • Mr Harold Graham HEYWOOD (Bolton). Co-founder and Chair of Trustees, Bolton Adult Autism Support. For services to Families Impacted by Autism and Associated Mental Health Conditions.
  • Ms Catherine Theresa KILDAY (Manchester). For services to Charity in Manchester
  • Mr Qamar NAWAZ (Stockport). Frontline Food Retail Worker, The Co-operative Group. For services to the Food Supply Chain.
  • Mrs Heather Angela SHEPHERD (Tameside). For services to Tameside East Foodbank during Covid-19
  • Mr Kenneth Alan Edward TAYLOR (Oldham). Writer, Manager, Director and Actor. For services to Theatre and Pantomime.