Helping You

Nominating someone for an honour

Honours are granted to deserving and high-achieving people from every section of the community. The Honours system rewards people for merit, service or bravery.

The Queen has the sole right of conferring all titles of Honour although anybody can make a recommendation for a British national to receive an Honour.

Royal Visits to Cheshire

In Cheshire we are lucky enough to host members of the Royal Family on visits to the County, several times throughout each year.

The Lord-Lieutenant has overall responsibility for ensuring that suitable arrangements are made for Official Visits to Cheshire by Members of the Royal Family. We provide guidance on how to request a royal visit and guidance for protocol.

The Queen's Award for Enterprise

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are highly prestigious awards for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of Innovation, International Trade and Sustainable Development. The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion is awarded to individuals who encourage entrepreneurial skills and attitudes in others.

The awards are made annually by Her Majesty The Queen, and are only given for the highest levels of excellence. They are judged to a demanding level and winners receive a number of benefits and worldwide recognition.

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) was established in 2002 to celebrate The Queen’s Golden Jubilee.  The Award is the highest honour that can be given to voluntary groups.  Its status is equivalent to the MBE.

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is given for outstanding achievement by groups of volunteers who regularly devote their time to helping others in the community, improving the quality of life and opportunity for others and providing an outstanding service.

Royal Garden Parties

Every summer, The Queen hosts three garden parties at Buckingham Palace as a way of rewarding voluntary and public service. Approximately 8,000 people drawn from all walks of life are nominated to attend each garden party.

The Lord-Lieutenant is invited to make a limited number of nominations of suitable persons who have made a significant contribution within their communities in Cheshire. It is The Queen’s wish that those invited should be drawn from as wide a range as possible and reflect the diversity of each Lieutenancy.