New Year Honours 2022: Full list of recipients in Bristol region

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The people in Bristol who have been recognised for their contribution to society

Key health workers, teachers and a youth cricket coach are among the Bristol people to be included in the New Year’s Honours list 2022.

The Cabinet Office has published the full list of 1,278 recipients from across the UK.

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Almost a dozen are from the Bristol region, including Professor Jonathan Benger, chief medical officer for NHS Digital, and former Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens.

Aside from high-profile names, the list also includes a Bedminster pharmacist, a cricket coach and the founder of a group helping children with disabilities.

The list was published tonight (December 31).

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “These recipients have inspired and entertained us and given so much to their communities in the UK or in many cases around the world.

“The honours are an opportunity for us to thank them, as a country, for their dedication and outstanding contribution.”

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The list below includes recipients the Cabinet Office recorded as being in Bristol, or being part of an organisation serving the city.

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Sister Margaret Catherine Harlock, Chair of Governors, St Brendan’s Sixth Form College, Bristol. For services to Further Education. (Bristol)

Dr Helen Brewster Holman, former Headteacher, Orchard School, Bristol. For services to Education. (Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire)

Orchard School’s former head teacher Dr Helen Holman during a visit from then Theresa May in 2017Orchard School’s former head teacher Dr Helen Holman during a visit from then Theresa May in 2017
Orchard School’s former head teacher Dr Helen Holman during a visit from then Theresa May in 2017

Dr Holman took over at Orchard School in 2006 - she renamed it from Monks Park and made changes to the behaviour system and learning targets. Two years before she left in 2017, the turnaround was complete with the school rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.

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Inspectors praised the school for its leadership and management as well as its quality of teaching, personal development and outcomes for students.

Rebecca Scott, Employability and Opportunity Manager, Human Resources, University of Bristol. For services to Disadvantaged Communities. (Bristol)

Elizabeth Parkes. For services to Climate Change and Environmental Protection. (Bristol)

Katherine Mary Sparkes, Founder, Flamingo Chicks CIO. For services to Children with Disabilities and their Families. (Bristol)

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Adeyemi Adedamola Williams, Superintendent Pharmacist, Bedminster Pharmacy. For services to the NHS and to the community in South Bristol, particularly during Covid-19. (Bristol)

Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Professor Jonathan Richard Benger, Chief Medical Officer, NHS Digital. For services to the NHS. (Bristol)

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Susan Robertson (Sue Mountstevens), formerly Police and Crime Commissioner, Avon and Somerset. For services to the community in Bristol, Somerset and South Gloucestershire. (Abbots Leigh)

Former Avon and Somerset Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens has been included in the New Year Honours listFormer Avon and Somerset Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens has been included in the New Year Honours list
Former Avon and Somerset Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens has been included in the New Year Honours list

Ms Mountstevens served as Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner from November 2012 to May 2021, and was the first person to hold the newly-created post. During her post, she worked to tackle knife crime and became an advocate for women and girls facing violence.

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In an interview shortly before she stepped down, she said the joy of the role was to meet and listen to local people, and make changes they want to see in their policing service.

Medallists of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

Marion Elizabeth Copeland, Infant Feeding Specialist Midwife, North Bristol NHS Trust. For services to Infant Feeding and Postnatal Care. (Bristol)

Ian Cunningham Crawford, President, Bristol Youth Cricket League and Youth Coordinator, Stapleton Cricket Club. For services to Sport and the community in Bristol. (Bristol)

Alexis Page, Head of Safety and Risk, English Heritage. For services to Heritage Safety during Covid-19. (Bristol)

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