An Honours Nomination (MBE, CBE or OBE) is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity.

Give Your Application the Best Chance to Succeed!


Who are you nominating? Maybe the sports coach who devotes themselves to their kids? Or the dedicated member of a local community? Possibly a business person who creates jobs? Or maybe you are that deserving candidate.

The Government advise against repeated applications. Therefore, for most people, when they nominate for an honours, it is a one-off chance so it's important that it has the best chance of success.

We offer realistic advice at sensible prices because our experienced consultants understand the process.  As a result, we will create a nomination with the greatest possible chance of success. Whatever the award (MBE, OBE or more) we maximise your chances.

Shall we contact you to discuss your nominee?

Or use our fast Self-Assessment tool to check the eligibility of your nominee

The Honours System & Us

You know somebody who deserves recognition from the Queen but don’t know how to go about it?

That’s why Bayleaf Honours exists.

We are 100% focused, meaning we don’t work on business or export awards. As a result, our team are fully dedicated.

And we have a flat price – no pricing scales. So you get our best work, no matter how much you pay.

Do you know your CBEs from your OBEs? 

There are several different awards. And while we don't get to choose which we apply for, it’s useful to understand the difference.

Below, our guide briefly explains the different awards.

Knight or Dame

This is one of the highest levels, awarded to someone who has made a significant national contribution in any activity. 

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

To be awarded a CBE you must have had a role that has made an impact at a national level or have played a leading role in your region. Thus, these awards are also given to those who have made a distinguished and innovative contribution.

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

The OBE is the most likely award to be given if the activity has taken place over a long period of time at a local level.

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Next, the MBE is awarded to individuals who have provided long-term community service, or who have been responsible for significant community impact. These people stand out as a positive example to others.

British Empire Medal (BEM)

Finally, the BEM is likely to be awarded if somebody’s ‘hands-on’ local community work is relatively short term (i.e. 3 to 4 years) yet has made a significant difference.


Remember, it is the committee that decides what somebody should be awarded. For a full overview and information on nominating, please see our comprehensive process page.


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Who Is Eligible And What Is The Process?

From the UK Government Website:

Of course, there are always fewer Honours than people who deserve them and because they are rare, they should be reserved for people:

  • Firstly, who have changed things especially by solid, practical achievement or outstanding service;
  • Or, whose work has brought distinction to British life or enhanced the UK’s reputation

In addition, you can read more here about the current priority areas of the Prime Minister & the Honours System and how they have changed over time.

How Can Bayleaf Honours Help?

We are experienced consultants. The team understand how to create an honest, balanced and effective case which takes into account the factors which we know are important to the selection committee. Then, after we listen to you, we will give you an honest assessment of the chances of success based on the facts that you tell us and then if you want to proceed, we will write the application with you.

Finally, in addition to the nomination itself, we can also help the supporters that you choose to write their letters.

Experienced writers

Affordable pricing (from £200)

Free consultation

Realistic assessment

Transparent process

No added extras

Detailed Investigation

Compelling Application

Supporting Documentation

How We Work

When the current nomination process was introduced in the 1990s, the motivation was to allow members of the public to more easily nominate the everyday heroes and heroines we meet in our lives; that the Honours shouldn’t be reserved for the rich and elite.

We have used that philosophy in designing how we work at Bayleaf – sensible pricing for writing great nominations. So we charge fees which are significantly lower than our competitors to allow more people to nominate their loved ones and respected colleagues.

It's a common question - "Why should we use a company like yours when the service is free? And is it ethical to pay for help?" You can read our answers here.

Our Guaranteed Market-Best Pricing

Honours Nomination

  • Phone Consultation
  • Questionnaire Assessment
  • Completion of Nomination Form
  • Writing of Compelling Case
  • Supporting Documentation
  • Detailed Research
  • 12 month payment plan available

What Our Clients Are Saying


Experienced, professional and accessible. My experience with Bayleaf Honours was quite enjoyable. I found the team there to be unpretentious, honest and transparent. My nomination was written in a compelling, comprehensive & timely manner. Their fees are fair and readily available. I had full access to all team members and felt my nomination was in the best hands.

Why Choose Bayleaf?

At Bayleaf, we provide our clients with affordable expertise every day. Of course, there are other providers of nomination services who charge very differently to our simple pricing structure. As a result, we built our business with low overheads which means we can charge low prices to our clients to provide excellent support. For example, our writers work remotely so we don’t pay for office space. Also, our process works exclusively online, so nobody has to pay travel expenses.

We operate a high integrity business – we don’t make promises about our chances of success and we don’t claim to have influence or inside knowledge of the process. Therefore, we absolutely promise our clients an honest assessment of success, well-structured, compelling writing & in-depth research. Nothing more, nothing less.

Finally, our business is 100% focused – we don't allow ourselves to be distracted with business awards or other nominations. Securing recognition for you is our relentless passion.

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