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The COVID Nomination Process (now closed)

The COVID Nomination Process (now closed)

The COVID-19 nomination form and process was implemented in May 2020 and ran for a duration of two years, concluding with the closure of the form in May 2022. The purpose of the form was to...

Current Priorities of Honours System – May 2023

Current Priorities of Honours System – May 2023

Every 5 years, the Cabinet Office is tasked with reviewing and – if necessary – modifying the Royal Honours scheme. This includes diversity reporting and also the priorities set by the Prime...

How to Write an Honours Nomination

How to Write an Honours Nomination

The British Honours system is one of the oldest in the world, dating back to medieval times. It is a way for the government to recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements by individuals in...

The UK Honours System

The UK Honours System

The UK Honours System is an integral part of British society, recognising individuals for their contributions to various fields and celebrating their achievements. The system is designed to...

What are the UK’s Royal Honours Lists?

What are the UK’s Royal Honours Lists?

The Honours Lists are an integral part of British society, recognising individuals for their contributions to various fields and celebrating their achievements. The Honours system has been in place...

Can Women Be Knighted?

Can Women Be Knighted?

The UK Royal Honours system is a longstanding tradition that recognises the achievements and contributions of citizens across the country. Amongst the various honours awarded, one of the most...

Picking The Right Award For Your Business

Picking The Right Award For Your Business

Award ceremonies exist for almost every profession across all sectors and quite rightly so, talented individuals deserve the opportunity to be promoted for their professionalism and ingenuity....

How Do You Become A Sir In New Zealand

How Do You Become A Sir In New Zealand

You may or may not know that prior to 1996, New Zealanders received appointments to various British orders, such as the Order of the Bath, the Order of St Michael, the Order of the Companions of...

The Top 10 UK Business Awards

The Top 10 UK Business Awards

Winning a UK business award is a prestigious event not just for your business but for everyone concerned with that business - the board, the managers, and the staff. It extends even further to your...

The Top 10 Leadership Awards

The Top 10 Leadership Awards

Business has never faced tougher challenges than we are experiencing here in the UK at present. Recovering from the worldwide COVID pandemic, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, soaring energy costs,...

What Is The History Of The Queen’s Honours?

What Is The History Of The Queen’s Honours?

The Honours system of the United Kingdom has a long history dating all the way back to 1066. In 1917, King George V introduced a new honours system called The Order of the British Empire. This was...

The Orders Of The British Empire – An Explainer

The Orders Of The British Empire – An Explainer

Understanding the intricacies of Knighthood and the Orders of The British Empire is complex and can become a minefield when you start researching what a Knighthood is and how to become a Knight. The...

2022 Birthday Honours – A Year Of Progress?

2022 Birthday Honours – A Year Of Progress?

The prestigious birthday honours list features a variety of incredible people who have been honoured by Queen Elizabeth II during the year. The list is there to celebrate these individuals who have...

How To Get Knighted

How To Get Knighted

The United Kingdom recognizes its citizens with honours, including knighthoods and damehoods from the Order of the Garter. The country also awards knighthoods to foreigners to recognise a positive...

Our Commitment To Privacy And Discretion

Our Commitment To Privacy And Discretion

There are certain policies and processes which we follow to ensure that our clients information is treated with the appropriate care and that our relationship is maintained with an appropriate level...

What Bayleaf Honours Award Writing Service Is Not

What Bayleaf Honours Award Writing Service Is Not

We have helped hundreds of people prepare effective and detailed nominations for a Queen's Honour. It's a famously detailed process requiring specific substantiation and writing which is effective...

What We Look For When Assessing Honours Eligibility

What We Look For When Assessing Honours Eligibility

At Bayleaf Honours, we're experts at honours. So, if you're considering a nomination for yourself or someone else, it might be helpful to know what we look for. As part of our onboarding process, we...

How To Write Great Support Letters

How To Write Great Support Letters

You've pushed through the awkwardness of asking the various friends, colleagues and acquaintances you know for an honours support letter. People are busy, and asking them to write a support letter...

What An Honour Can Do For You

What An Honour Can Do For You

For many, the idea of being awarded an honour is a far-flung fantasy. Many don't realise the nomination process is open to anyone and believe that only the aristocracy or famous are considered. But...

5 Reasons To Use An Honours Writing Service

5 Reasons To Use An Honours Writing Service

You may have just learned about honours writing services and that's how you've stumbled onto this article. Perhaps you're thinking of someone you'd like to nominate or you're unclear what an honours...

Why Small Business Owners Should Invest In Awards

Why Small Business Owners Should Invest In Awards

Money will be tight in those early days, but if you invest early and attempt to do something worthy of a business awards, the returns could pay off quickly. Life as a small business owner can be...

How To Build An Award-Winning Culture

How To Build An Award-Winning Culture

How To Create An Award-Winning Culture Some people and businesses seem to be a magnet for awards, but what’s the winning formula and how can you build that into your team? In life, sport and...

How Does Our Process Work? The Nuts & Bolts

How Does Our Process Work? The Nuts & Bolts

Potential clients are often uncertain about our process and the order in which we do things. Well, it's no secret - here are the steps The Planning Phase After placing the order, you will receive...

“Why Did THEY Win An Honour?”The Hidden Depths

“Why Did THEY Win An Honour?”
The Hidden Depths

When the Queen's Honours lists are announced, it can be easy to criticise the selection. In some cases, it's because the public feel that the recipient has done more harm than good - as can be the...

Nominations For Coronavirus-Related Work

Nominations For Coronavirus-Related Work

The Government announced a separate process for honours and recognition for coronavirus and Covid19 for people that have made an exceptional contribution during the pandemic crisis. Details are...

Is It “Right” To Use A Service Like Us?

Is It “Right” To Use A Service Like Us?

This is the most common piece of negative feedback we receive about what we do. There is a vague air of corruption about it, memories of "Cash For Honours". Surely if somebody really deserves an...

MBE Nomination Advice – The Nuts & Bolts

MBE Nomination Advice – The Nuts & Bolts

Or - what do I need to know about the MBE nomination process, in plain language - our best nomination advice. (The same things apply to all the awards - OBE, CBE, Knighthood etc. although the House...

The Changing Honours System

The Changing Honours System

In an interview with Royal Central, our CEO Mike McKie was asked to discuss the Queen's Honours system and the nomination process - specifically how it has changed in recent years, and whether this...

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