Mr Robin Wendt CBE DL

The Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire, Mr David Briggs CVO MBE, has paid tribute to Mr Robin Wendt CBE DL who died recently aged 80. Mr Wendt was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant in 1990, having served ten years as Clerk to the Lieutenancy as Chief Executive of Cheshire County Council. He was subsequently appointed Secretary/Chief Executive of the …

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Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Lord-Lieutenant has presented the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2020 to the volunteers of Vale Royal Talking Newspaper and of OPAL (Older People Active Lives) Rural West Cheshire.

Queen’s Award for Crewe Company

The Lord-Lieutenant, on behalf of HM The Queen, has presented The Queen’s Award for Enterprise (International Trade) 2020 to Phoenix Cellular of Marshfield Bank, Crewe. Phoenix Cellular is a wholesaler of used mobile phones and wearable devices and wins the Award for Outstanding Short Term Growth in overseas sales over the last three years.

Presentation of Honorary OBE

At a Ceremony held at Tatton Park on 8 October, the Lord-Lieutenant presented Mr Thomas Kelly of Prestbury with an honorary OBE for services to the information and communications technology sector in Wales.

Cheshire residents included in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2020

Knights Bachelor Professor Philip Redmond CBE of Willington for services to Broadcasting and Arts in the Regions Order of the British Empire Steven Baker of Kingsley for services to Education Patricia Ann Chrimes of Sandiway for services to Ex-Service Personnel Carol Ann Culley of Macclesfield for services to Local Government Pamela Theresa Hall of Chester …

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Presentation of BEM

At a Ceremony held on 14 August, the Lord-Lieutenant on behalf of HM The Queen presented Mrs Florence Ethel Cummins with the Medal of the Order of the British Empire (the BEM) for services to the Community in Aldford.

Queen’s Award for Enterprise (Promoting Opportunity Through Social Mobility)

The Queen’s Awards are the most prestigious awards for business, celebrating the outstanding achievements of organisations across the UK. 20 July marked the launch of the refocused Promoting Opportunity (Through Social Mobility) category. The deadline for applications for the 2021 Award is 9 September and can be made via https://www.gov.uk/queens-awards-for-enterprise/how-to-apply 

Duke of Edinburgh Award in Cheshire

Figures have been released showing that in the period April 2019-March 2020 6,711 young people completed the volunteering section of their DofE programme in Cheshire – a total of 79,976 hours spent on volunteering, equating to almost £348,000 in social impact value.