Transparency data

Birthday Honours lists 2012

More than a thousand people have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2012.



In total 1,201 people have been recommended to The Queen for an award:

  • 1,064 candidates have been selected at BEM, MBE and OBE level, 293 at BEM, 532 at MBE and 239 at OBE
  • 72% of the recipients are people who have undertaken outstanding work in their communities either in a voluntary or paid capacity.
  • there are 498 successful women candidates in the List, representing 41% of the total, women candidates include 8 Dames, 39 CBEs and 2 CBs
  • 6% of the successful candidates come from ethnic minority communities

Read The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2012 press release.

Looking for the latest Birthday Honours recipients? See all recent honours lists.

Honours lists are published at New Year and on the Queen’s official birthday in June. Find out more about the honours and how to nominate someone for an award.