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New Year's Honours in Suffolk

New Year's Honours in Suffolk. Photo: ITV News Anglia

A Newmarket horse racing trainer, a dance director and a veteran of the Desert Rats Association are among the people from Suffolk who have been given awards in the Queen's New Year's Honours.

Knighthood

  • Professor Barry Ife, CBE Principal, Guildhall School of Music and Drama. For services to Performing Arts Education

OBE

  • Michael Carr FREng Lately Board Member, Innovate UK and Non Executive Director, Ordnance Survey. For services to Innovation. (Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk)
  • John Gosden For services to Horseracing and Training. (Newmarket, Suffolk)
  • Caroline Miller Lately Director, Dance UK. For services to the Arts. (Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk)
Newmarket horse racing trainer John Godsen has been awarded an OBE. Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire/PA Images

MBE

  • Karen Brock Founder, Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service. For services to Education. (Ipswich, Suffolk)
  • Richard Delderfield Honorary President, Bloodwise. For services to Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. (Sudbury, Suffolk)
  • Gillian Smith For services to Guiding and the community in Great Glemham, Suffolk. (Saxmundham, Suffolk)
Neville Pettitt has been awarded a British Empire Medal for services to cycling. Credit: ITV News Anglia

BEM

  • Andrew Butt For services to Public Safety. (Ipswich, Suffolk)
  • Jane Green For services to the community in Dalham, Suffolk. (Suffolk)
  • Neville Pettitt Chairman, West Suffolk Wheelers. For services to Cycling and Youth Participation in Cycling. (Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk)
  • Rodney Scott Lately Chairman, The Desert Rats Association. For voluntary service to Veterans. (Suffolk)
  • Lucia Watson For charitable service. (Ipswich, Suffolk)

Click below to watch an interview with Neville Pettitt BEM

"Over the last 20 years Neville Pettitt (62) has helped many different children of all abilities to learn to ride and to learn road safety.

"He recently became Chairman of the West Suffolk Wheelers & Triathlon Club in Bury St Edmunds. When he first joined the club, membership stood at just over 40, and as of 2015, under his Chairmanship, it stands at just over 400.

"He has personally been involved in many of the club’s events and races and has promoted charitable giving and fundraising as one of the main pillars of club life.

"In addition to his role as Chair he is also heavily involved with their Youth Cycling Programme. He is passionate about educating young children with regards to cycling - and is part of the British Cycling group called “Go Ride.” This is designed to teach children how to ride and handle a bike."

– CITATION FOR NEVILLE PETTITT BEM

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