EPISODE 8: How to make a Queen's honours nomination for a Covid-19 Hero or anyone who has inspired, influenced or improved life for others.
This year The Queen’s Birthday honours list was delayed to include a special list for ‘COVID Heroes’ - the volunteers, key workers and generally amazing and selfless people who had done something to help others or make a positive impact during the pandemic.
And how lovely was it to see that good news and so many wonderful people recognised! Nearly 1500 individuals were given an award ranging from BEM to MBE, OBE, CBE or even a knight or damehood, around half of those were for their work during the pandemic.
This is fabulous because the whole point of recognition at this level is to create a virtuous circle, not just to give them a pat on the back and a nice legacy to share with their family.
An honour is given to recognise someone’s EXTRAORDINARY impact and to motivate them to keep that impact going. It’s also there to hold them up as a role model and encourage others to follow their example.
If you want to nominate someone for an honour, you can find out all the information you need on the Government website here.
Donna O'Toole is CEO of August, she has had the pleasure of supporting entrepreneurs, business leaders and teams to win the most prestigious awards in the world. Seeing first-hand how receiving awards and recognition has motivated teams, solved problems, supercharged brands and raised their profiles, helping businesses to grow and do even more good things for their employees, their industry and their community.