Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Leading lights across Cambridgeshire have been recognised for their hard work and dedication in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.
Among those recognised are people who have volunteered with national and regional charities, the chief constable of Cambridgeshire, someone who has promoted progress in medicine and those who have given their services in the field of surgery, social science and technology.
The queen’s gynaecologist Marcus Setchell, of Hemingford Abbots, was asked to postpone his retirement to deliver Prince George to parents Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and has been given a knighthood.
In the MBE list is Rosemary Gutteridge, 66, a fundraiser for the Cambridgeshire branch of the British Red Cross who was recognised for her voluntary and charitable services.
A fundraising volunteer for 27 years she has spent 16 of them as the chair of the Cambridgeshire Appeals Committee.
She has been at the core of raising more than £500,000 and joins a national consultative group sharing fundraising ideas.
She is president of the Volunteer Council and also serves as a Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cambridge.
Also in the MBE list is John Henry Raymond Hoyles for services to agriculture and to the community in Wisbech and Graham William Redgrave, Chief Airworthiness Engineer at Marshall Aerospace, for his services to the RAF and the defence industry in Cambridgeshire.
Georgina Joy Seddon. co-founder and co-organiser of Welcome International Students of Cambridge, has been made an MBE for services to higher education and international relations.
Ian Sheldon, 63, has been given a British Empire Medal for services to the community in Castor, near Peterborough.
He is one of the original founders and volunteers of the village youth club, which was established in the early 1990s.
He has helped raise funds over the last five years and during his time as chairman of the village hall has increased its use by groups including a pre-school group, scouting movement, weekly evergreen sessions for older residents and wedding and family celebrations.
He has been the main coordinator of the annual church and village festival which attracts more than 1,500 attendees and raises significant funds for local organisations. The event has successfully raised more than £100,000 since 2000.
The Queen’s Police medal has been awarded to Simon Parr, Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire Constabulary.
Mr Parr was appointed to the role in September 2010, following three years as Deputy Chief Constable in Hertfordshire.
He previously spent 20 years with Sussex Police, during which time he was head of control rooms department and commander of East Downs Division. He was latterly head of the Operations Department for Sussex Police and was involved in the management of several major incidents, most noticeably the Lewes floods in 2000 and the public order policing of several party conferences in Brighton.
In the CBE list were professor Ash Amin, FBA. professor of geography at the University of Cambridge for services to social science, David Warren Arthur East, formerly the chief executive of ARM Holdings for services to the technology industry and Professor David Edgar Neal, professor of Surgical Oncology at the University of Cambridge for services to surgery.
In the Queen’s OBE list were Professor Juliet Elizabeth Compston, an Emeritus Professor of Bone Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge, for services in the treatment of osteoporosis.
Bridget Lindley was also made an OBE. As deputy chief executive and principal legal adviser to the Family Rights Group she has been recognised for services to families.