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West recognised in New Year's Honours

Professor Gill Hague, Professor of violence against women studies at the University of Bristol, awarded a CBE

Celebrities including Olivia Newton-John, Sir Elton John, Ainsley Harriott and Nigel Slater have been recognised in the Queen's New Year's Honours list along with community stalwarts from across the West.

The list includes Professor Gill Hague (pictured), Professor of violence against women studies at the University of Bristol, awarded a CBE in recognition of 50 years’ work to combat violence against women.

Somerset-born cricketer Jos Buttler is also recognised along with Somerset-based jump racing trainer Paul Nicholls. 


  • Gillian Margaret Hague. Consultant Researcher and Activist. For services to the Prevention of Violence Against Women and Children. (Bristol)
  • Alison Jane Robb Brenchley. Group director Nationwide Building Society. For services to Financial Services and to Diversity. (Wiltshire)


  • Dr Norman Govan. Hazard Management Fellow Defence Science and Technology Laboratory. For public service. (Wiltshire)
  • Professor Allyson Elaine MacVean. Professor of Policing and Criminology. Bath Spa University. For services to Ethics in Policing. (Somerset)
  • Paul Frank Nicholls. Jump Racing Trainer. For services to the Horse Racing Industry. (Somerset)


  • William Bergman. For services to Holocaust Education and Awareness. (Dorset)
  • Gordon John Buchanan. Cinematographer and Presenter. For services to Conservation and to Wildlife Film-making. (Bristol)
  • Joseph Charles Buttler. For services to Cricket. (London - born in Taunton)
  • Graham Gifford Curtis. For services to the community in Dorchester Dorset. (Dorset)
  • Serena Monique Guthrie. England Netball Captain. For services to Netball. (Somerset)
  • Dr Rachel Hartnell. Director FAO Reference Centre for Bivalve Mollusc Sanitation, Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science. For services to Animal Health and Welfare. (Dorset)
  • Andrea Christina Hider. Foster Carer Amicus Foster Care. For services to Children and Young People in Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset. (Somerset)
  • Dr The Very Reverend David Michael Hoyle. Formerly Dean Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity. Bristol. For services to Faith and to vulnerable communities in Bristol. (London)
  • Karl Ashley Jones. Founder and Executive Chair of Trustees Senior Citizen Liaison Team. For services to Charity and to Older People in South West England and South Wales. (Somerset)
  • Ludwig Victor MacAulay. For voluntary service to the community and the Firefighters' Charity. (Wiltshire)
  • Jane Claudia Pyman. Formerly consultant Physiotherapist University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Orthopaedic Surgery. to Physiotherapy and to Rehabilitation in Paediatrics. (Bristol)
  • Lesley Richardson, JP. Private secretary to director general Resources, Defence Equipment and Support. For services to Defence. (Bristol)
  • Dr Adeela Ahmed Shafi. Reader in Education University of Gloucestershire. For services to Social Justice in Bristol. (Bristol)
  • Kenneth Walter Stradling. For services to the Arts in Bristol. (Bristol)


  • James Charles Macaulay Booth. For services to Charity and to the community in Devon and Somerset. (Somerset)
  • Morgan James Britton. Volunteer. For services to the Fire and Rescue Service and to the community in Bristol. (Bristol)
  • Jeanne Bush. For services to the community in Chippenham Wiltshire. (Wiltshire)
  • William Richard John Ezekiel. For voluntary service to Surf Life Saving GB. (Dorset)
  • Jason Harris. For services to Young People and to the community in Christchurch (Dorset)
  • Michael McGarvie. For services to Local History in Frome Somerset. (Somerset)
  • John Parmiter. For services to the community in Lea Wiltshire. (Wiltshire)
  • Pamela Payne. For voluntary and charitable service in Bristol and Bath. (Somerset)
  • Derek Paul Radley. For services to the community in Dorset. (Dorset)
  • Norman Reginald Sage. For services to Bristol Cathedral and to the community in Bristol. (Bristol)
  • Ariel Henry Schachter. For services to Holocaust Education and Awareness. (Dorset)
  • Ruby Seymour Selby. For services to the community in East Holme Dorset. (Dorset)
  • Michael Taylor. For services to the community in Axbridge Somerset. (Somerset)
  • Tamsen Wetherall. For services to Charitable Fundraising and to Girlguiding in Bridgwater. (Somerset)
  • Geoffrey William Wickham. For services to Music in Bristol. (Bristol)

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