Appointment of Deputy Lieutenant

The Lord-Lieutenant has appointed the following as a Deputy Lieutenant of the County:  Sir Robin Godfrey Spencer of Chester

Remembrance 2023

The Lord-Lieutenant attended the Armistice Day event in Chester on 11 November and the Crewe Remembrance Sunday Service/Parade the following day. Deputy Lieutenants were present at the following locations on Remembrance Sunday: Alderley Edge, Alsager, Chester, Congleton, Ellesmere Port, Frodsham, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Middlewich, Nantwich, Neston, Northwich, Poynton, Runcorn, Sandbach, Warrington, Widnes, Wilmslow and Winsford.

BEM Investiture

At a ceremony held at Tatton Park, the Lord-Lieutenant has presented BEMs to the following, whose awards were announced as part of The King’s Birthday Honours 2023: Dorothy Dentith of Congleton, Heather Newton of Crewe, Laura Jane Newton-Harris and Terasa Newton-Harris of Ellesmere Port, and Kuldeep Singh Dhillon and Balbir Dhillon of Rixton, Warrington.

King’s Award for Widnes Company

The Lord-Lieutenant, on behalf of His Majesty The King, has presented The King’s Award for Enterprise (International Trade) to ALLpaQ Packaging of Widnes. The company is a global leader in designing, fabricating and innovating fluid management solutions for international LifeScience and Bioprocess companies.

Harry Mawdsley OBE JP DL

It is with sadness that we report the recent death of Harry Mawdsley OBE JP DL. Mr Mawdsley of Alsager was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant in 2003. He had been a Senior Magistrate in Cheshire and sometime National Chair of the Magistrates Association.

Induction of New Vicars

Mark Mitchell DL represented the Lord-Lieutenant at the recent Induction and Installation Services for Rev Kevin Crinks as Vicar of St Mary’s and St Helen’s Parish Church, Neston, and Rev George Roach as Vicar of St Michael’s and All Saints, Runcorn.

King’s Award for Enterprise

The Lord-Lieutenant, on behalf of HM The King, has presented The King’s Award for Enterprise (International Trade) to Integrated Air Systems Ltd of Handforth. The company is a prominent player in the field of air movement solutions primarily in the Beverage Can production industry.

RFCA Awards

At an event held at Chester Town Hall, the Lord-Lieutenant presented her annual Awards for Reservists, Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, cadets and employees of the Reserve Forces and Cadet Organisations in Cheshire. 

MBE Presentation

The Lord-Lieutenant, on behalf of HM The King, has presented the MBE to Councillor Stuart Parker of Mickle Trafford at a ceremony held at Chester Town Hall.