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Olympic gymnastic coach is among those in Essex recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

The gymnastic coach behind Olympic successes like Max Whitlock has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Scott Hann, from the South Essex Gym Club, has been made an MBE. He was named coach of the year at the British Gymnastics National Awards in 2016.

Hann coaches a number of top stars, including double Olympic champion Max Whitlock, at the South Essex Gymnastics Club in Basildon.

Author Ronald Blythe, from Colchester, who wrote the classic Akenfield about life in rural Suffolk is made a CBE.

Here's the rest of the awards in Essex:

ESSEX

Companion of the Order of the Bath

Peter Neil MILLEDGE Lately Counsel to the Chairman of Committees, House of Lords. For services to the House of Lords. (Saffron Walden, Essex)

CBE

Dr Ronald George BLYTHE Author. For services to Literature. (Colchester, Essex)

Ms Helena MILLS CEO, Burnt Mill Academy Trust, Essex. For services to Education. (London, E12)

Shamit SAGGAR Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, University of Essex. For services to Social Science and Public Policy. (London, N12)

OBE

Councillor Rodney Lister BASS Lately Councillor, Essex County Council, For services to Local Government. (Witham, Essex)

Michael GOODHAND Head of Logistics, International Division, British Red Cross. For services to Disaster Relief. (Essex)

Miss Ogheneruona Mercy IGUYOVWE Senior Specialist Prosecutor, International Justice and Organised Crime Division, Crown Prosecution Service. For services to Law and Order. (Loughton, Essex)

Ms Alison Jane INMAN, JP For services to Social Housing Tenants in Essex. (Colchester, Essex)

Ms Glenys JACKSON Director, Merchant Navy Training Board. For services to Recruitment and Training. (Saffron Walden, Essex)

Nardeep SHARMA CEO, The Thrive Partnership Academy Trust, Executive Principal, Colne Community College and Philip Morant School and College, Essex. For services to Education. (Coventry, West Midlands)

MBE

Paul Matthew ADAMS Lately Grade 7, Assessment, Curriculum and Qualifications Group, Department for Education. For services to the Department for Education and to the community in Basildon. (Basildon, Essex)

Dr John BAKER Chair of Governors, Queen Boudica Primary School, Essex, and National Leader of Governance. For services to Education. (Colchester, Essex)

Andrew Gordon COCHRANE Founder, Noble Caledonia. For services to Tourism. (Loughton, Essex)

Sean CONNOLLY Intelligence Analyst, HM Revenue and Customs. For services to Innovation and Tackling Organised Crime. (Brentwood, Essex)

Captain (Rtd) Gaubahadur GURUNG Executive Officer, Ministry of Defence. For services in Support of Service Personnel. (Saffron Walden, Essex)

Scott Denny HANN Gymnastics Coach. For services to Gymnastics. (Basildon, Essex)

Raymond Charles HOWARD Councillor, Essex County Council. For services to Local Government and the community in Canvey Island. (Canvey Island, Essex)

Loraine, Mrs MIDDA Head of Member Services (Lords), Olie Lewis Midda Parliamentary Digital Service. For parliamentary service and charitable service to Haven House Children's Hospice, Woodford Green, Essex. (London, IG8)

Ms Yvette Nyantah TWUMASI-ANKRAH Director, Ankrah Associates. For services to Women in Business. (Essex)

BEM

Pamela Joan, Mrs BRITTON Caretaker, Stifford Clays Medical Practice, Essex. For services to Healthcare. (Grays, Essex)

Lee Grant CRACKNELL For services to Disability Sport in Essex. (Bicknacre, Essex)

Ms Deborah Ann HOLME For services to Dance and Young People in Essex. (Chelmsford, Essex)

Janet Margaret, Mrs KEMPSON Manager, Centre Place Family Centre, Southend on Sea, Essex. For services to Children and Families. (Rayleigh, Essex)

Miss Lorna Elizabeth KEY For services to the community in Little Totham, Essex. (Little Totham, Essex)

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