MBE’s all round as Liverpool makes the New Year’s Honours List 2019

There’s MBE’s, OBE’s and BEM’s galore as the regions most upstanding citizens are to be honoured at the palace.

Former Assistant Chief Constable Nikki Holland receives top accolade for her work with Merseyside Police. Now Director of Investigations at the National Crime Agency, Nikki Holland served 28 years with Merseyside Police.

Chief Constable Andy Cooke, said: “I have known Nikki for nearly 30 years and I am delighted that she has been recognised in this New Year Honours list.

“Nikki has always been passionate about the police service and followed in her dad’s footsteps when she joined Merseyside Police as a constable in 1988, she is actually the fourth generation of her family to serve with the police. 28 years of Nikki’s service was with Merseyside Police and she worked her way up the ranks with extensive service in CID.

“Nikki is a very determined and independent person, who has always given her utmost throughout her career. Nikki is a very proud person and managed a full on career alongside bringing up her son, Daniel, single handed. Throughout her career Nikki has had the full support of her mum and son and has been a role model and inspiration to other women within policing.

“I am sure members of the public will also join me in thanking her for her commitment to serving the public of Merseyside.”

Director of Investigations at the National Crime Agency Nikki Holland, said: “Receiving the QPM is a tremendous honour. When I joined the police force 30 years ago I never dreamed I would go on to lead the fight against serious and organised crime across two forces, regions and nationally as a Director in the National Crime Agency. I would like to thank my mum; husband Dave and son Daniel for all the support they have given and continue to give me. As a fourth generation police officer in my family I feel incredibly proud and privileged to serve the public in the job I do and for being recognised in this way.

The list of 2019 New Year’s Honours includes many famous faces including England Manager Gareth Southgate, England Captain Harry Kane and fashion icon Twiggy. Liverpool picked up an impressive number of honours this year with former Barrister and Mowgli Founder, Nisha Katona being awarded an MBE.

Nisha tweeted to say: ” It wasn’t a parking ticket! Maa’s Dahl got a royal pat on the back and this is our happiest day xx thankyou our nominator whoever you may be.

“It’s beyond belief, our little Liverpool start up and a simple Dahl- I feel like God has just patted me on my back while I stare into my pans.”

Elsewhere, Tate Liverpool’s Andrea Nixon receives an MBE for her services to the arts and Africa Oye’s Gad Kuju also receives an MBE for serves to multiculturalism and diversity.

Chair of Port of Liverpool’s RNLI, Sue Webster is honoured with an MBE for her commitment to safety, while BEM’s are awarded to both Kathleen Nolan for her work in the Liverpool community and Anthony Wainwright for her dedication to the Liverpool Pals Memorial Fund.

Click here to see a full list of who is being honoured this year.


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