North East Stars Recognised In New Years Honours

30 December 2015, 22:30

Steph Houghton

England women’s football captain Steph Houghton, who’s from County Durham, has been recognised in the New Year Honours List.

She leapt to national prominence as skipper of the national team which finished third in the Women's World Cup last summer and has now been made an MBE.

The 27-year-old, who plays for Manchester City's women's side at club level and is mainly used as a centre-back by England coach Mark Sampson, was appointed Lionesses captain after making her mark at the London 2012 Olympics with Great Britain.

Triple Paralymic champion Stephen Miller, from Cramlington in Northumberland, has also been made an MBE for services to sport.

He attended Percy Hedley School up until the age of 9 when he went into mainstream education at Southlands Middle School in Cramlington.

He went on to complete GCSE's and A-levels at Blyth Ridley High School before gaining a 2-1 honours degree in Business Information Systems from Northumbria University.

He then captained Team GB at London 2012.

Also being recognised from the North East is leader of Durham County Council Simon Henig – he’s been made a CBE for political and public service.

Other people to be recognised from our region are:

CBE
Ian Gareth Dormer. Formerly National chairman, Institute of Directors. For services to Business particularly in the North East. (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear)

Mrs Catherine Patricia Dyer. Crown Agent and chief executive, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. For services to Law and Order in Scotland. (Durham)

Councillor Simon Antony Henig. Leader, Durham County Council. For political and public service. (Chester-le-Street, Durham)

Andrew Noel Moffat. Chief executive, Port of Tyne. For services to the North East England Economy and UK Ports. (Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear)

Bobby Paton. Managing director, Accenture (North East). For services to the Promotion of IT Skills and Apprenticeships. (Hexham, Northumberland)

Ms Caroline Helen Theobald. Founder and managing director, Bridge Club Ltd. For services to Business and Entrepreneurship. (Corbridge, Northumberland)

Professor Andrew Brian Wathey. Vice-Chancellor, Northumbria University. For services to Higher Education. (Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear)

MBE
Stephen Paul Humble. Teaching Fellow in PGCE Maths, Newcastle University and Freelance Maths consultant. For services to Education. (Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear)

David Hughes. For services to charity. (Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear)

Mrs Jane McClelland. Administrative Officer, High Net Worth Unit, Washington, HM Revenue and Customs. For services to Taxpayers and voluntary service to Cancer Awareness. (Washington, Tyne and Wear)

Anthony Harkness Murray. For services to the community in Wooler and the County of Northumberland. (Wooler, Northumberland)

Mrs Janice Anne Pallas. Chair, NSPCC Fundraising Committee, Newcastle upon Tyne. For charitable services to Children and Families. (Ryton, Tyne and Wear)

Miss Anne Seymour. For services to Asylum Seekers and Refugees in South Tyneside. (South Shields, Tyne and Wear)

(Cyril) Jeffrey Fox. For services to the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and charitable service. (Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear)

Lady Rose Maureen Crossman. President, Berwick RNLI Fundraising Guild. For voluntary services to Maritime Safety. (Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland)

Mrs Delinda Virginia Conlon. Chief executive, International Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne. For services to Science and Science Education in North East England. (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear)

Mrs Dorothy Mary Clark. For services to the community in Greatham Village, County Durham. (Hartlepool, Durham)

Dr Reginald Carr. For services to the community in Blyth Northumberland. (Blyth, Northumberland)

Barry Bullas. For services to Public Administration and charity. (Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear)

Mrs Carol Mary Bottomley. Higher Executive Officer, West Midlands Regional Team, Academies Group, Department for Education. For services to Education and voluntary service to Sport in Darlington. (Darlington, Durham)

David Anthony John Bartlett. Founder, Pear Tree Projects. For services to Children and Young People in the North East. (Bolam, Durham)

OBE
Godfrey James Worsdale. Formerly director and chief executive, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. For services to Visual Arts in the North East. (Durham)

Ms Giselle Elizabeth Stewart. For services to the Computer Games Industry in the North East. (Ponteland, Northumberland)

Ms Sarah Lesley Stewart. Chief executive, NewcastleGateshead Initiative. For services to the Economy in the North East. (Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear)

Mrs Lesley Spuhler. Chief executive, Foundation of Light. For services to Education and Improving Lives in the North East. (Washington, Tyne and Wear)

Councillor John Robert Riddle. Chairman, Northumberland National Park. For services to the community, Environment, and Business in Northumberland. (Hexham, Northumberland)

Mrs Daljit Lally. Deputy chief executive, Northumberland County Council and Joint Executive director, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Integrated Care. (Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear)

Mrs Bernadette Knill. Formerly Headteacher, Priory Woods Special School, Middlesbrough. For services to Children with Special Educational Needs. (Coxhoe, Durham)

Dr Helen Mary Jones. Headteacher, Beacon Hill School and Business and Enterprise College, Tyne and Wear. For services to Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. (Gateshead, Tyne and Wear)

Stephen Groves. National head of Preparedness Resilience and Response, NHS England. For services to Public Health. (Corbridge, Northumberland)

Mrs Catherine Patricia Dyer. Crown Agent and chief executive, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. For services to Law and Order in Scotland. (Durham)

Ian Gareth Dormer. Formerly National chairman, Institute of Directors. For services to Business particularly in the North East. (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear)

Mrs Anne Whitworth. For services to Hockey in the North East. (Guisborough, North Yorkshire)

Andrew Noel Moffat. Chief executive, Port of Tyne. For services to the North East England Economy and UK Ports. (Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear)

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