New Years Honours List from London inSL Estates

January 2, 2015 • Culture & Community, News, People, Second Life

New Years Honours List from Her Majesty The Queen

New Years Honours

The Queen

Each Year the British Queen issues her New Year’s Honours list. This year she names 1,164 people for their tireless work, support and diligence to the British community.

New Year Honours

John Vincent Hurt, CBE. Actor

In this years New Years Honours she names Sir John Hurt as Knight’s Batchelor and awards Professor Sir John Bell FRS a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE) for his services to Medicine Medical Research and the UK Life Science Industry. Among the 18 people she awarded a KBE / DBE to was Mary Quant (Barbara Greene) – for her services to British Fashion. Commander (CBE) went to Mrs Margaret Mary Aspinall for her services to Bereaved Hillsborough Families. Actors James Corden and Sheridan Smith have each been awarded an OBE in the New Year honours list 2015. Paul Cummins, the artist who created the poppy display at the Tower of London this year to mark the centenary of the First World War, receives an MBE. There are many more people who recieved awards and these are just a few that you may know.

Inspiration for the London inSL Awards

This event was the inspiration for London’s own virtual New Years Honours list.

Virtual New Years Honours Awards will be going to those who have contributed throughout 2014 and continue to remain part of the community in London. Among these people are residents, merchants, regulars and team members.

The New Years Honours Awards will be called ‘The Order of the London inSL Estates’ and will have 5 levels. The awards have gone to people who have excelled in performance and loyalty to London. First we have the Grand Cross Medal, which also confers the holder with a Knighthood.

The Knighthood of the Grand Cross of the London inSL Estates (GLE)

This is awarded for devotion, excellence, leadership and commitment to London. It is given to people who show supreme leadership against all odds. It covers bravery and offering a major contribution to all aspects of London over a long period of time.

Aspects that are part of London include assisting residents, merchants, the entertainment team, the greeting team, visitors  and New Users. The Award is issued to someone who works tirelessly across all divisions of the community. These include design, build and strategic direction of the London estates and managing issues effectively. This is the ultimate award given to the growing of the community of London.  It is only conferred to those who give all and is very rarely issued.

Knight Commander of the London inSL Estates (KLE)

This is awarded for excellent services to the London Estates in Estate care and for having a major contribution in any activity, usually at estate level. Other people working in the same area as this person will see their contribution as inspirational and significant. People who are awarded this will have shown commitment over a long period of time.

Commander of the London inSL Estates (CLE)

This is awarded for having a prominent but lesser role at estate level, or a leading role at an area level. This can also be awarded for a distinguished, innovative contribution to any area.

Officer of the London inSL Empire (OLE)

This is awarded for having a major local role in any activity, including people whose work has made them known in their chosen area through service or excellence in their role or comunity area.

Member London inSL Empire (MLE)

This is awarded for a significant achievement or outstanding service to the community. An MLE is also awarded for service in local help which stands out as an example to other people.


As the various awards have now been announced, the recipients will be announced tomorrow.

Meanwhile, if you wish to nominate anyone for a New Years Honours award, please complete this form:

(Your nomination will be treated confidentially of course).


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