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Lord-Lieutenant recognises achievements of New Year’s Honours List

Thursday, 31 December 2020

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Helen Nellis has officially recognised the achievements of eight Bedfordshire recipients in HM The Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for 2021.

Knight Batchelor

Professor Paul Anthony Cosford CB (Central Bedfordshire), Lately Emeritus Medical Director, Public Health England

For services to public health.

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Mrs Caron Louise Bradshaw (Central Bedfordshire), Chief Executive, Charity Finance Group

For services to charity.

Mr Mrunel Sisodia (Bedford): Co-chair, National Network of Parent Carer Forums

For services to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, particularly during the COVID-19 Response.

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Mr Hobibul Hoque (Luton), Chief Inspector, Bedfordshire Police

For services to policing and community cohesion.

Mrs Harjinder Kaur Kandola (Central Bedfordshire), Chief Executive, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust

For services to mental health, particularly during the COVID-19 Response.

Mr Alan James Oddie (Central Bedfordshire), Founder, Ride High

For services to the community in Milton Keynes.

Medallists of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

Mr Geoffrey Michael Dimmock (Central Bedfordshire)

For services to the community in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.

Mr Craig Stephen Russell (Luton)

For services to communications during COVID-19.

For services to Communications during Covid-19

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Helen Nellis said:

It is always pleasing to see Bedfordshire residents honoured for the immense contribution they make to our county. These people, many of whom have "gone the extra mile" during the COVID-19 pandemic, represent the very best in humanity and have, in a variety of ways, ensured that our communities and society as a whole, continue to grow and flourish.