Congratulations to all of those recognised in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours, for their services to their communities.

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This is awarded for having a major local role in any activity, including people whose work has made them known nationally in their chosen area.

Caroline Wynne Beasley-Murray JP. HM Senior Coroner for Essex. For services to HM Coroners’ Service. Chelmsford.

Alexander Campbell. Chief Executive, Queen Victoria Seamen’s Rest. For services to charity. Orsett.

Thomas Matthew Innes Drew. Head, Data and Innovation, Office for Security and Counter Terrorism, Home Office. For public service. Theydon Bois.

Dr Nicola Sharp-Jeffs. Founder, Surviving Economic Abuse. For services to Victims of Domestic and Economic Abuse. Burnham-on-Crouch.



Awarded for an outstanding achievement or service to the community.
This will have had a long-term, significant impact and stand out as an example to others.

Professor Tim Baker. Engineer, University College London. For services to Healthcare in the UK and Abroad during Covid-19. Chelmsford.

Paul Findlay. For charitable service particularly during Covid-19. Langdon Hills.

Sarah Margaret Shaw. Director, Firstsite Colchester. For services to the Arts. Colchester.

Ashraf Uddin. For services to the St John Ambulance during the Covid-19 response. Chelmsford.

Thea Elizabeth Campbell. Disability Employment Adviser, Department for Work and Pensions. For services to Customers with Physical and Mental Health Conditions in Essex. Braintree.

Shaun Edward Childs. Member, Barking and Dagenham Borough Council. For services to Vulnerable Families in East London. Stanford-le-Hope

Jeremy Mark Cousins. Head, Coal Liabilities Unit and Director’s Office, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. For services to the Coal Industry. Burnham-On-Crouch.

Pushkala Gopal. Dance Teacher. For services to South Asian Dance. Chigwell.

Sarah Louise Haslam. Chief Engineer, Ford Motor Company Ltd. For services to Engineering and the Promotion of STEM Careers for Women. Leigh-on-Sea.

Jeffrey Harvey Leader. Director, Pikuach. For services to Education. Buckhurst Hill.

Simon John Leftley. Senior Responsible Officer, Essex Transforming Care Partnership. For services to People with Learning Disabilities in Southend and Essex. Leigh-on-Sea.

Errol McKellar. Volunteer and Campaigner. For services to Prostate Cancer Awareness. Dunmow.

Diane Marie Sarkar. Chief Nursing Officer, Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Nursing in the NHS. Chelmsford.

Valerie Elizabeth Smith. Head, Tariff Management and Duty Liability, HM Revenue and Customs. For services to Customs Policy and Operational Delivery. Thorpe Bay.

Karen Anna Spencer. For services to Further Education and Aviation. Dunmow.



Awarded for a ‘hands-on’ service to the local community.
This could be a long-term charitable or voluntary activity, or innovative work of a relatively short duration (3 to 4 years) that has made a significant difference.

Courtney-Lee Collins. For services to the community in Thurrock, Essex. Aveley.

Brian Edwards. For voluntary service to the Scouts in Thurrock, Essex. Grays.

Anne Pauline Ewin. Mentor, Mulberry School for Girls. For services to Secondary Education in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Saffron Walden.

Bharat Thakrar. For voluntary and charitable services in the UK and Abroad. Harlow.

Phillip Owen Wallace. Chairman, Stevenage Football Club. For services to Association Football and the community in Hertfordshire. Chigwell.

Apple-Jane Isabella Hayward. For services to the community in Brentwood, Essex during Covid-19. Brentwood.

Marcus Charles Edwards Jones. Service Delivery Director, Docklands Light Railway.  For services to Transport during Covid-19. Thorpe Bay.

Julie Annice Redfern. For services to the community in Saffron Walden, Essex during Covid-19. Saffron Walden.

Rebecca Saunders. For services to the community in Kelvedon, Essex during Covid-19. Colchester.

Sarah Troop. Director, Maldon & District Community Voluntary Service. For services to the community in the Maldon District, Essex during Covid-19. Chelmsford.