Honours are granted to those people who have made a difference based on their merit, bravery, or exceptional service. Quite simply, those deserving high-achieving people from every section of the community; the person that goes the extra mile; the person that makes life better and safer; the charity worker; those who have undertaken public service; and to business leaders.
Many people assume that honours are awarded at the direction of the Lord-Lieutenant, however this is not so. Honours go to people who have been nominated by members of the public.
“If you know of an individual who is making a significant difference in her or his community and who stands out from all others in the same field, please do nominate that person for an honour!”
Go to https://www.gov.uk/honours or Google “Nominate someone for an honour” and go to the GOV.UK website.