Honours

Do you know someone who has done something exceptional, consistently made a difference to your community or simply been a good neighbour?

Nominating someone for an honour isn’t complicated.

The honours system recognises merit and service to the nation. There are several different types of award, each one recognising a different type of contribution and they are given to people from all walks of life and all sections of society who have made a difference to their community.

The British Empire Medal was re-introduced in the Diamond Jubilee year and nominations are the same as for all other medals.

Anyone can put forward a nomination but only exceptional people are honoured.

If you would like nomination pack, or if you would like further information on how to nominate, use the contact details below.

Downloadable packs are available on the Cabinet Office website.

Cabinet Office 
Honours and Appointments Secretariat 
Ground Floor 
Room G39 
1 Horse Guards Road 
London 
SW1A 2HQ

Telephone: 020 7276 2777
Email: honours@cabinet-office.x.gsi.gov.uk

Note that the final decision on whether or not an Honour is awarded is made by the relevant office in London and can take 12-18 months.