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    How Do You Get A Knighthood? Get help with your Knighthood application today

    “How to get a Knighthood?” That depends!

    Who are you nominating for a Knighthood or Damehood? This – the KBE or DBE –  is the peak of the British Honours system. The sports coach who devotes themselves to their kids? The dedicated member of a local community? The business person who creates jobs? Or maybe that deserving candidate is you.

    We offer down-to-earth and realistic advice at sensible prices. Our team are experienced consultants who understand the process and can help you to put together a nomination for a Knighthood or Damehood with the greatest possible chance of success.

    Bayleaf Honours are also the ONLY Honours Specialists who provide “No Risk” nomination packages. We are so confident in our expertise and approach, that if you choose one of our No-Risk services, we refund 100% of your fee if you are not successful*. Check out the product page or our explainer video for further information. 

    So, “How to get Knighted?” – Contact Bayleaf Honours!

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

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    How To Get a Knighthood or Damehood?

    You have a colleague or loved one who you think deserves an Honour from the Queen but don’t know how to go about it? Want a chance to be listed in the Birthday Honours or the Queen’s Birthday Honours lists? Get help with your knighthood application from our qualified team and give yourself the best chance of being invited to that Knighthood ceremony!

    How to get Knighted? That’s why Bayleaf Honours exists.

    We are 100% focused on Queen’s Honours – we don’t work on business or export awards – we offer fully dedicated services.

    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

    And that’s it – our twelve stages which help us build a great nomination for you to get a Knighthood or Damehood or indeed another Honour. It’s all targeted to create something compelling & memorable that hits the Government’s priorities.

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    Who Is Eligible For A Knighthood?

    From the UK Government Website:

    Of course, there are always fewer Honours than people who deserve them. 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

     

    How can I get Knighted? How can Bayleaf Honours help with an application?

    We are experienced consultants. (We also have a global team who can support with recognition in, amongst others Australia, New Zealand and Canada). The team understand how to create an honest and effective case. This takes into account the factors which are important to the selection committee. 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. 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.

    how can bayleaf honours help
    • Experienced writers
    • Realistic assessment
    • Detailed Investigation
    • Affordable pricing (from £200)
    • Transparent process
    • Compelling Application
    • Free consultation
    • No added extras
    • Supporting Documentation

    How We Work to Help You Receive a Knighthood

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

    So that’s how we work at Bayleaf – sensible pricing for writing great nominations. We charge fees that 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 at our blog post.

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    ✓ 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

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    Experienced, professional and accessible. My experience with Bayleaf Honours was very 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.

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    Why Choose Bayleaf Honours for your Knighthood Nomination?

    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. We built our business with low overheads so we can charge low prices to our clients. 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.

    That means that we can commit to beating any other price for a similar service – by a lot! If you have received a genuine offer from any established competitor of ours, send the offer to us and we guarantee to beat the price - by a lot!

    We operate a high integrity business. So we don’t make promises about our chances of success and we don’t claim to have influence or inside knowledge of the process. Our clients receive an honest assessment of success, 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.

    5 Good Reasons to Use Bayleaf to Get a Knighthood

    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 writing service could do to help you. Here are five reasons why using an honours writing service just makes sense:

    * For full details about No Risk Nominations, please see our Terms and Conditions, and consult our No-Risk Nomination page.

    How do you nominate someone for a knighthood?

    You can nominate anyone who has made a difference to British society for a knighthood. If they identify as female, they could be awarded the title of ‘Dame’. If they identify as male, they could be awarded the title of ‘Sir’. They could live here or in another country, but for a knighthood, they need to be British to add the honorific prefix. 

     

    When preparing your nomination you’ll want to provide any evidence of their achievements like photos, letters or article clippings. You’ll also want to include at least two testimonials from people who know them and are familiar with the work they’re doing. The goal of any nomination is to show the impact your nominee has had and the obstacles they’ve overcome to go the extra mile improving life for people in their local community, the nation or the world.

    Who should you nominate for a knighthood?

    You can nominate anyone doing impactful work in their profession, for charity or in the sciences for a knighthood. They need to be British to receive the full award with the titles of ‘Dame’ or ‘Sir’. If they’re not British, then they will just get an honorary award. You can’t tell the person that you’ve nominated them. In fact, even under GDPR, it’s one of the few instances where you don’t need to inform someone you’re processing personal information about them. But it’s important that they’re still doing the work you’re nominating them for.

    What do you need to nominate someone for a knighthood?

    First, you’ll need to fill out a nomination form. You should include as much information as you can about what they’re doing to help improve life in the UK. And if that means you include extra sheets of paper, that’s fine. You’ll also need at least two letters of support from trustworthy people who agree with your nomination and know the nominee personally. Then, once you send your form in, you can always add more info to it later. 

    Can you get help nominating someone for a knighthood?

    The government can offer you a small amount of support with your knighthood nomination. If you have questions about your form, you can call 020 7276 2777 for assistance or you can look at their website. But if you want support with writing or preparing the documentation for your nomination, then you need our help.

    What are the benefits of a knighthood?

    Getting a knighthood gives the recipient global recognition for their outstanding service. It’s good for the country and our profile in the world. And it will improve their standing and profile within British society. If you’re British, they will get the ‘Sir’ or ‘Dame’ title that’s so richly coveted worldwide. But even if they are not a citizen, they can benefit from a globally-recognised honour and a few lesser-known perks.

     

    You probably don’t know that anyone with any MBE or better can be baptised, get married or have their children’s weddings in St Paul’s Cathedral in a bespoke chapel. It’s called the Chapel of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire or St. Faith’s Chapel and is often used for these purposes.

    What can you do with a knighthood?

    Since a knighthood is a completely earned title and no one can be born a knight, it confers a fair amount of prestige and legitimacy. Often, this further raises the profile of the person knighted for the work they were already doing - helping them to raise money and make more of an impact. British citizens can also affix the title ‘Dame’ or ‘Sir’ to their name, a tangible benefit. A non-UK citizen can only add the suffix KBE. Interesting to note, if the non-UK citizen gains British citizenship at any point, they could then begin using the full title of ‘Dame’ or ‘Sir’.

    Where are knighthoods published?

    All awards are published in The Gazette twice a year on the Queen’s official birthday and on New Year’s Day. They detail who has received the award, when it was awarded, what type of award they received and for what reason it was conferred. It may contain further detail about the recipient's job title or where they are located if it is relevant to the award.

    Fun Facts about Queen’s Honours

    Twice a year we hear debate about the Queen’s Honours – both in terms of the recipients chosen and the reasons that some people reject their award. But how much do you really know? What are the rules? And who turned their award down? And are the knights today the same as medieval knights? Do they get invited to Windsor Castle?

    * For full details about No Risk Nominations, please see our Terms and Conditions, and consult our No-Risk Nomination page.