List of recipients
Honours are given to people from all walks of life and all sections of society who have made a difference to their community.
Honours lists are published twice a year - at New Year and in mid-June on the Queen's official birthday. The list, at the page below, contains a wide variety of people from different backgrounds.
Anyone can receive an award if they reach the required standard of merit or service. There are several different types of award, each one recognising a different type of contribution.