How does this work?

How do I nominate?

There is considerable competition for Honours, with each nomination facing rigorous evaluation. Decisions are based on the information contained on the nomination form, so it is very important that your nomination gives both the Government Department and the Independent Sector Committees which make the final decisions the information they need to consider the case fully and in context. As such, the Council's Partnership Team can provide advice, guidance and encouragement to the public if required.

Who decides and how long does it take?

Whether someone gets an honour – and the honour they get – is decided by an Honours Committee. The Committee’s decisions go to the Prime Minister and then to the Queen - who awards the honours. The Honours Committee will review your nomination. You’ll get an acknowledgment within 12 - 18 months. All nominees will be checked by various government departments to make sure they’re suitable for an honour. This may include checks by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Who can nominate?

Anyone can nominate someone for an honour. The forms to use and where to send them depend on whether the person you want to nominate is in the UK or Overseas. The person must still be actively involved in what you’re nominating them for.

For further information and to make a nomination you should visit the GOV.UK website.

Contact us

For further guidance and information please contact Trafford Council Partnerships and Communities on 0161 912 1173 or