New Year's Honours lists 2015
The full New Year Honours lists for 2015 that recognise the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom.
Looking for the latest Honours recipients? See the 2016 New Year Honours list.
In total, 1,164 people have been recommended to The Queen for an award this year.
- 1,008 candidates have been selected at BEM, MBE and OBE level (292 at BEM, 473 at MBE and 243 at OBE)
- 74% of the recipients are people who have undertaken outstanding work in their communities either in a voluntary or paid capacity
- 6% of the successful candidates come from ethnic minority communities
- there are 579 successful women candidates in the list, representing 50% of the list
- 45% of recommendations for senior awards (CBE and above) are for women, compared to 35% of the senior awards at the 2014 Birthday Honours
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.