2019 New Year's Honours for Essex

Congratulations to all of those recognised in the 2019 New Year's Honours, for their services to their communities.

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Thurrock Mind outstanding

Thurrock Mind, a mental health charity, won the 2018 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for its outstanding work. The group was presented with the award by the Lord Lieutenant of Essex Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst in September 2018  at Seabrook Rise Community Centre, Tilbury. With 190 volunteers, Thurrock Mind, has become one of the leading independen...

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First Responders awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Volunteers of the Stanford, Corringham and Tilbury Community First Responders have helped save hundreds of lives attending life-threatening emergency calls. This year the group, founded more than ten years ago, were awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. They were presented with the award by the Lord Lieutenant Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst at ...

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Queen’s Award for aviation company

Braintree company Airline Component Services has been awarded the 2018 Queen’s Award for Enterprise, International Trade, in recognition of its continuous growth in overseas sales. The company was started in 2005 by Graham Higgins to provide rotable flying controls and structural components to the aviation industry. Working with its sister compa...

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Queen's award winners

Rochford-based company Hanningfield Process Systems won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, International Trade.

This family-owned business specialises in the design and manufacture of process machinery for the pharmaceutical industry, specifically, stainless-steel machinery for milling and sizing powders, conveying powders, handlin...

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Essex celebrates Commonwealth centenary

The centenary of the Commonwealth was celebrated in Essex with a special interdenominational service at Chelmsford Cathedral. Some 60 children from all over the county, wearing national costumes and carrying banners representing the five geographical areas of the British Commonwealth countries, joined many others at the inspirational multi-faith mu...

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Dura Composites wins 2017 Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Dura Composites of Clacton were winners of the 2017 Queen’s Award for Enterprise, International trade. Since 1996 when Dura Composites was first established, the company has pioneered processes for composite materials addressing the limitations of traditional material design to produce strong and durable products for a great many construction, ar...

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