HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Helen Nellis held a gathering for Bedfordshire recipients recognised in the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Two British Empire Medals, awarded in the New Year Honours List, were also presented by Mrs Nellis, along with a Lord-Lieutenant’s Certificate of Meritorious Service.
Among the dignitaries present at the event held at The Mansion House, Luton Hoo, were Vice Chairman of Central Bedfordshire Council Cllr David Bowater and High Sheriff of Bedfordshire Colin Osborne. They were joined by recipients, their family members and friends, and heard details about the achievements of each person, read by the Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets.
The recipients honoured included Fintan Donohue from Leighton Buzzard (Chief Executive Officer, Gazelle Group) who received an OBE for services to further education.