How to get on the New Year's Honours List.
The New Year’s Honours List is Our #1 Goal
How do you go about nominating somebody for a place on the New Year's Honours list? It could be for the sports coach who devotes themselves to their kids. Maybe a business person who creates jobs and gives quietly to charity. Or maybe it is you.
We offer realistic advice at sensible prices and our experienced consultants have a deep understanding of the process.
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.
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The New Years Honours System & Us
There are several different awards, but there is no such thing as an MBE nomination form. We don’t get to choose which we apply for – it’s one application process for all honours. But it’s useful to understand the difference.
Below, our guide briefly explains the different awards in the British Honours System and the various ranks.
This is one of the highest levels, awarded for a significant national contribution. This includes serving and helping Britain through notable achievements or services.
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.
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.
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.
Bayleaf Honours In The Media
Bayleaf Unravels the Mysteries Behind the Queen’s Honours List …Luxurious Magazine
Mike McKie explains the Queen’s Honours application process.
Who Is Eligible And What Is The Process?
From the UK Government Website:
Of course, there are always fewer new years 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
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 win an MBE or other Honour. It’s all targeted to create something compelling, memorable that hits the Government’s priorities.
In addition, you can read more 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. (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 We Work
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.
Our Guaranteed Market-Best Pricing
✓ 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
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. 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 Honours
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:
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?