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Friday, 14 June, 2002, 23:15 GMT 00:15 UK
Honours for England: The North
Queen's birthday honours
Find out more about who from the North was named in the 2002 Birthday Honours.

A pioneering cheesemaker is celebrating after receiving an MBE for her services to the farming community in North Yorkshire.

Judith Bell, who re-introduced Blue Wensleydale into the region after 50 years, has been working to develop new ways of reviving farmers' fortunes in the region.

She said she was "thrilled to bits" at receiving the award, after 12 years of voluntary work to the food industry.

Her award was one of many in the North, which recognise the work of the likes of a former managing director and a volunteer who supports military personnel.


I've been trying to give farmers with new ideas the confidence to take them forward

Judith Bell
Mrs Bell, whose company Shepherd's Purse is based at Leachfield Grange Farm, Newsham, near Thirsk, told BBC News Online learning to make cheese turned her business around.

She said: "We were a traditional farm, rearing beef and arable farming, and at the end of the 80s we realised that things had to change if the farm was to survive."

It took her four years to develop the cheese that is based on 11th Century recipes using ewe's milk, for which she won a major award, in 1996.

"I started from a nil knowledge base when I started the business, and we live in a very rural faming community, where many people don't know which way to turn," she said.

Manager ousted

"What I've been doing is trying to give other farmers with new ideas the confidence to take them forward and revive their businesses."

A career change was also the key to John Sutherland winning an OBE for his work as operations director for the Merseyside branch of the British Red Cross.

Mr Sutherland, 63, was ousted from his position as managing director of department store Lewis's when the company was taken over.


It has been for all the small things people need to be helped over difficult periods

Lady Mary Huxtable
He said: "I always had a philosophical approach to business, like 'you've got a job for the day'.

"So at the age of just over 50, I decided to do something different and saw the job for the Red Cross."

He explained job satisfaction comes from being able to assist people through difficult periods.

"One of the highlights came in 1994, when Merseyside was one of four areas to pilot the Fire Service Victim Support Service," he said.

"It has been hugely successful and is now working round the country."

Helping people in times of difficulty is also what led Lady Mary Huxtable to win an OBE, for her services to the Soldiers' Sailors' Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) in the region.

'Simple' work

She admitted she was "embarrassed and very surprised" to win the award, because there are many other volunteers who do similar work.

"The work I have done over the years has really been quite simple," she said from her home in Leyburn.

"It has been all the small things that people need to be helped over difficult periods in their life, such as helping them to get pensions."

She said her recognition had possibly come from working to ensure the interests of the SSAFA branches in Yorkshire were represented at a national level within the organisation.


Choose your county:





Yorkshire

ORDER OF THE BATH

CB
Peter Garland. Director of Health and Social Care, North, Department of Health. (Ilkley, West Yorkshire)

ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

CBE
Ms Francoise Mathilde Leake. Headteacher, Westborough High School, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.
For services to Education. (Dewsbury, West Yorkshire)
Philip Michael White. Chief executive, National Express Group. For services to Public Transport. (Harrogate, North Yorkshire)

OBE
Miss Irene Veronica Bird. Governor, HM Prison/Young Offender Institution, New Hall, HM Prison Service, Home Office. (Harrogate, North Yorkshire)
Col The Hon Richard Nicholas Crossley, TD, DL. For services to the community, especially the Ocean Youth Trust, in North East England. (Malton, North Yorkshire)
David Gant. Lately Deputy Governor, HM Prison Full Sutton, HM Prison Service, Home Office.
(Harrogate, North Yorkshire)
Mrs Gillian Denise Garbutt. Community Education manager, Northern Ryedale District, Pickering, North Yorkshire. For services to Young People. (Pickering, North Yorkshire)
Margaret Mary, Lady Huxtable. For services to the Soldiers', Sailors' and Airmen's Families Association in North Yorkshire. (Leyburn, North Yorkshire)
Paul Jenkins. National Project manager, NHS Direct, Department of Health. (Leeds, West Yorkshire)
Mrs Terry King. Grade 6, Department for Work and Pensions. (Bradford, West Yorkshire)
Geoffrey John Marston. For services to the Sheffield Forgemasters Group and to Export.
(Sheffield, South Yorkshire)
Miss Margaret Marie Murray. Nurse consultant, Orthopaedic Nursing Practice, South Tees Hospital NHS Trust. For services to Health Care. (Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire)
Mrs Stella Newton. Area director, HM Board of Inland Revenue. (Bradford, West Yorkshire)
Christopher Peat. Acting assistant director of Training, Leeds City Council. For services to Adult Learning. (Leeds, West Yorkshire)
Professor Anthony William Robards. Pro vice-Chancellor, University of York. For services to Higher Education. (York, North Yorkshire)
Balbir Singh Uppal, JP. For services to the community in Huddersfield. (Huddersfield, West Yorkshire)

MBE
Mrs Kath Barnes. Nursing Auxiliary. For services to People with Substance Misuse Problems in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. (Sheffield, South Yorkshire)
Mrs Judith Bell. Farmer and cheese maker. For services to the community in Thirsk, North Yorkshire. (Thirsk, North Yorkshire)
Mrs Susan Jane Maynard Campbell. Lately Chair, ACDET. For services to Disabled People.
(Horbury, West Yorkshire)
Erlander Cleophas Clarke. Specialist Inspector, Health and Safety Executive, Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions. (Wakefiled, West Yorkshire)
Peter Conlan. Public Health manager, NHS Executive, Trent Regional Office, Department of Health. (Sheffield, South Yorkshire)
Barry Ramon Goodison. For services to the Approved Driving Instructors' Association.
(Sheffield, South Yorkshire)
John Stuart Gordon Greenwood. For services to the WRVS in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
(Harrogate, North Yorkshire)
George Michael Guest. For services to the community in Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire.
(Anlaby, East Riding of Yorkshire)
Peter Harvey. Journalist, Sheffield Star. For services to Journalism and to the community.
(Sheffield, South Yorkshire)
Matthew Hesmondhalgh. Teacher of Children with Autistic Disorders, King Ecgbert School, Sheffield. For services to Special Needs Education. (Sheffield, South Yorkshire)
David Hodson. Senior Driver, First Mainline Ltd. For services to the Bus Industry and to the community in Rotherham. (Rotherham, South Yorkshire)
Colin Anthony Howes. Keeper of Environmental Records. For services to Environmental Conservation in Doncaster. (Doncaster, South Yorkshire)
Charles Richard Jackson. For services to the community in West and North Yorkshire.
(Knaresborough, North Yorkshire)
Mrs Hazel Brenda Layne. For services to the Girls Venture Corps in South Yorkshire.
(Rotherham, South Yorkshire)
Mrs Shirley Lea Livingstone. For services to War on Cancer. (Otley, West Yorkshire)
Mrs Joan Macfarlane. Health Visitor. For services to Homeless People in Sheffield.
(Sheffield, South Yorkshire)
Mrs Dorothy Masterman. Probation Officer. For services to the Probation Service. (Leeds, West Yorkshire)
Mrs Joyce McCarten. Member, Holmewood Estate Executive Committee. For services to the community in Bradford. (Bradford, West Yorkshire)
Mrs Valerie Kay Moody. National Education Liaison Officer, Showmen's Guild of Great Britain.
For services to the Education of Traveller Children. (Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire)
John Newcombe. For services to Bowling for Visually Impaired People. (Birkenshaw, West Yorkshire)
Frank Harold Norman. For services to the Humberside Occupational Health and Safety Steering Group. (Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire)
Mrs Patricia Anne Norton. For services to the Administration of Justice. (Keighley, West Yorkshire)
Colin Pullan. For services to the Rehabilitation of Heart Disease Patients in Yorkshire.
(Leeds, West Yorkshire)
David William Rooke. For services to Flood Defence and to the Environment. (York, North Yorkshire)
Mrs Kathleen Sayles. For services to the RAF Lichfield Association. (Doncaster, South Yorkshire)
Peter Decoursey Irving Scantlebury. For services to Basketball. (Sheffield, South Yorkshire)
Mrs Rema Sim. Project Worker, Stonham Housing Association. For services to Homeless People in Calderdale. (Halifax, West Yorkshire)
Mrs Janet Elizabeth Smith. For services to the community in Hessle, East Riding of Yorkshire.
(Hessle, East Riding of Yorkshire)
Miss Dorothy Stevens. For services to Dance in Halifax, West Yorkshire. (Halifax, West Yorkshire)
Gary Stephen Tallant. Revenue Officer, HM Board of Inland Revenue. (Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire)
Edwin Thompson. For services to the community, especially Young People, in Drypool, Hull.
(Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire)
Mrs Kathryn Eleanor Vessey. Lately Personal assistant. For services to the Better Regulation Task Force. (Nr Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire)
Thomas Luther Wakefield. Member, Harthill Parish Council, South Yorkshire. For services to the community. (Sheffield, South Yorkshire)
Mrs Catherine Frances Walker. Honorary Curator, Hornsea Museum. For services to Heritage in East Riding of Yorkshire. (Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire)
John Alfred Ward. For services to Highway Maintenance and Safety. (Doncaster, South Yorkshire)
Mrs Christine Wood. President, National Federation of Builders Yorkshire Association. For services to the Construction Industry. (Harrogate, North Yorkshire)
David John Wood. For services to the Arts in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. (Dewsbury, West Yorkshire)
Mrs Judith Eileen Wood. For services to the Arts in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. (Dewsbury, West Yorkshire)


Greater Manchester:

KNIGHTS BACHELOR
Professor Ian Kershaw. Professor of Modern History, University of Sheffield. For services to History. (Manchester, Greater Manchester)

ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

MBE
Frank Hankinson. Trade Unionist. For services to Employment Relations. (Manchester, Greater Manchester)
Michael Robert Knowles. Constable, Greater Manchester Police. For services to the Police. (Manchester, Greater Manchester)
Ismail Ahmed Lambat. For services to the community in Manchester. (Manchester, Greater Manchester)


Lancashire and Merseyside

ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

CBE
Mrs Pauline Ann Clare, QPM, DL. Chief Constable, Lancashire Constabulary. For services to the Police. (Lancashire)
Donald James Gelling. Lately chief Minister. For services to the Isle of Man. (Santon, Isle of Man)
Ms Rebecca Howard. For services to Nursing and Health Care Management. (New Brighton, Merseyside)

OBE
Mrs Janina Dutkowski-Southworth. Recruitment Strategy manager, Lancashire County Council. For services to Education. (Blackpool, Lancashire)
Stephen Alexander Edwards. Director, East Manchester Education Action Zone. For services to the New Deal for Young People. (Birkenhead, Merseyside)
Mrs Marjory Maud Hall. For services to the Townswomen's Guild. (Preston, Lancashire)
The Ven Brian Harold Partington. For services to the community, especially Sport, on the Isle of Man. (Douglas, Isle of Man)
John Alexander Sutherland. For services to the British Red Cross Society. (South Wirral, Merseyside)

MBE
Mrs Joyce Beaumont. Chair of Governors, Bishop Rawstorne CE International Language College, Lancashire. For services to Education. (Leyland, Lancashire)
Mrs Ellen Chapman. Lately Member, Craven District Council. For services to the community in Austwick, Lancashire. (Lancaster, Lancashire)
Brian Greaves. Governor, Glenburn School and Skelmersdale College, Skelmersdale, Lancashire.
For services to Education. (Ormskirk, Lancashire)
Albert Griffiths. Ambulance Driver, Patient Transport Service, Lancashire Ambulance Service NHS Trust. For services to Health Care. (Ormskirk, Lancashire)
Mrs Hazel Elizabeth Hamer. Administration Officer, Employment Service, Department for Work and Pensions. (Bolton, Lancashire)
Miss Sharron Hardman. Head, Resource Provision Unit, Gorsefield County Primary School, Radcliffe, Bury. For services to Special Needs Education. (Stockport, Lancashire)
Michael Esplen Hope. For services to the Hadfield Trust in Cumbria. (Liverpool, Merseyside)
Raymond Read Jones. Integrated Project Team Leader, BAE SYSTEMS. For services to the Defence Industry. (Lytham St Annes, Lancashire)
Mrs Gloria Kershaw-Smalley. Nursing Auxiliary, Blackburn Royal Infirmary. For services to Health Care. (Blackburn, Lancashire)
John Scott Law. Leading Firefighter, Merseyside Fire Brigade. For services to the Fire Service. (Southport, Merseyside)
Colin George Lee. For services to Dental Technology. (Leyland, Lancashire)
Mrs Doreen McCoy. Finance Officer, Eccles College, Manchester. For services to Further Education. (Wigan, Lancashire)
Mrs Julie Spencer. Children's and Schools' Librarian, Bolton. For services to Librarianship.
(Wigan, Lancashire)
Mrs Doreen Taylor. For services to the Wigan and District Wheelchair Fund. (Wigan, Lancashire)
Stephen Barry Loy Yip. For services to Kids in Need and Distress. (Liverpool, Merseyside)


Cheshire

KNIGHTS BACHELOR
David Wilmot, QPM, DL. Chief Constable, Greater Manchester Police. For services to the Police. (Cheshire)
Nicholas Raymond Winterton, MP. Member of Parliament for Macclesfield. For services to Parliament. (Congleton, Cheshire)

ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

CBE
Mrs Elizabeth Irene France. Information commissioner. For services to Data Protection. (Lymm, Cheshire)

OBE
Robin Leimpster Farmer. Chairman, Mid-Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust. For services to Health Care. (Chester, Cheshire)
Mrs Mary Kathleen Fielder. Lately HM Inspector of Probation. For services to the Probation Service. (Alderley Edge, Cheshire)
Victor Paul Suller. Senior Physicist, Daresbury Laboratory. For services to Science.
(Knutsford, Cheshire)

MBE
Faruque Ahmed. For services to the Bangladeshi community in Cheshire. (Hyde, Cheshire)
Alfred George Bunner. For services to Athletics for Young People. (Frodsham, Cheshire)
Norman Derek Cocker. For services to the community in Wilmslow, Cheshire. (Wilmslow, Cheshire)
Peter Joseph Evans. Lately Franchise manager, Cheshire Fire Service, The Prince's Trust-Volunteers Programme. For services to Young People. (Northwich, Cheshire)
Miss Marilynne Jennifer Gifford-Jones. Lately Range 3, Insolvency Service, Department of Trade and Industry. (Chester, Cheshire)
Miss Peggy Moss. For charitable services to St. Rocco's Hospice, Warrington, Cheshire.
(Warrington, Cheshire)
Gerald James Swires. Inspector of Taxes, HM Board of Inland Revenue. (Sale, Cheshire)
Mrs Marjorie Thoburn. For services to Counselling. (Frodsham, Cheshire)
Mrs Ena Cameron Threlfall. For services to the community, especially Pensioners House, in Hyde, Cheshire. (Hyde, Cheshire)
Mrs Joan Whittaker. For services to the Beechwood Cancer Care Centre in Stockport, Cheshire.
(Stockport, Cheshire)


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