Honours galore for the great across Greater Manchester
A CRICKET legend, a pioneering former Mayor of Manchester and a renowned artist who helped create iconic album covers by Joy Division and New Order are among those recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.
Former Lancashire batsman Clive Lloyd is knighted, Manchester’s first openly gay and youngest ever mayor, Carl Austin-Behan, receives an OBE and Peter Saville receives a CBE.
Warren Smith, the LordLieutenant of Greater Manchester, is also knighted, becoming a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.
Here is a full list of people from Greater Manchester to be recognised: KNIGHTHOOD
■ Clive Hubert Lloyd, CBE: He has been honoured for his service to cricket.
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■ Warren James Smith, JP: A former businessman, Warren was appointed Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester in June 2007.
■ Professor Gordon Carlson: A consultant surgeon at Salford Royal hospital, he has been honoured for services to general and intestinal failure surgery.
■ Professor Jacqueline Margaret Kay, MBE, FRSE. Makar: Scottish poet and novelist Jackie Kay has been honoured for her services to literature. She has been chancellor of the University of Salford since 2015.
■ Carol Mary Matthews: The chief executive of The Riverside Group Limited, a provider of social housing, has been honoured for services to social housing.
■ Dr Joseph Anthony Rafferty: The chief executive of Merseycare NHS Foundation Trust, he has been honoured for his services to suicide prevention.
■ Peter Andrew Saville: He has been recognised for services to design.
■ Ali Akbor: The chief executive officer of Unity Housing Association has been honoured for his services to the community in Leeds.
■ Carl Jason Austin-Behan: He has been honoured for his services to charity, to LGBTQ equality and to the community in Greater Manchester.
■ Dr Zahid Mehmood Chauhan: He has been recognised for services to homeless people.
■ Duncan Craig: The creator of Survivors Manchester has been honoured for services to male victims of sexual violence and child abuse.
■ Patrick Gerard Donnellan: Working for Greater Manchester Police and as deputy head of Operation Resolve, he has been recognised for his services to law and order.
■ Professor David Hulme: A professor of development studies at the University of Manchester, he has been honoured for services to research and to international development.
■ David James Maisey, DL: The co-chief executive officer of Warrington based ICC Solutions, has been recognised for services to international trade and to the economy.
■ Wendy Maisey: The co-chief executive officer of Warrington based ICC Solutions, has been recognised for services to international trade and to the economy.
■ Jade Jones: The taekwondo star has been recognised after becoming world champion.
■ Jos Buttler: The Lancashire and England cricketer has been honoured for his services to cricket.
■ Mohamed Ashraf Ali: Head of projects at the British Muslim Heritage Centre, he has been honoured for his service to community relations.
■ Professor Adisa Azapagic: An academic at the University of Manchester, she has been recognised for her service to sustainability and carbon footprinting.
■ Jennifer Burden: She has been recognised for services to education.
■ Winifred Mary Dignan: The former chair of the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust has been recognised for services to healthcare in north west England.
■ Vicky Jeffers: The Group Partnership manager at the North West Group Partnership Team, Work Services Directorate, Department for Work and Pensions, has been recognised for services to the armed forces.
■ Joanne Kenny: An assistant headteacher at Ashton-onMersey School in Sale, she has been recognised for services to education.
■ Eva Neumann: A survivor of Auschwitz, she has been recognised for services to Holocaust education.
■ Michelle Proudman: Lead
Nurse for community health at North Manchester, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, she has been recognised for services to community nursing.
■ Mohammed Tariq Rafique: He has been recognised for services to the community in Greater Manchester.
■ Joanne Taylor: The founder and director of Reach and Rescue, she has been recognised for services to safeguarding.
■ Mike Walmsley. Special Constabulary Chief Officer at Greater Manchester Police, Mike has been honoured for services to policing.
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■ Hilda Broadbent: A care assistant at Royley House Care Home in Royton, Oldham, she has been recognised for services to older people and to dementia care.
■ Gisela Feldman: She has been recognised for services to Holocaust education.
■ Sonja Sternberg: A Holocaust survivor, she has been recognised for services to Holocaust education alongside her sister Gisela Feldman.
■ Joseph Eric Foster: He has been recognised for services to the community in Golborne, Wigan.
■ Subnum Hariff-Khan: She has been honoured for services to public libraries.
■ Leslie Jones has been recognised for services to the community in Tameside through fencing.
■ Dr Peter Frank Kurer: He has been recognised for services to Holocaust education.
■ Ruth Lachs: She has been recognised for services to Holocaust education.
■ David Geoffrey Lyon: He is honoured for services to the community in Wigan.
■ Gordon Frank Schofield: He is recognised for services to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and to charity.
■ Brian Seddon: He has been recognised for services to the community in Atherton, Wigan. He is one of the organisers of the Atherton carnival.
■ Edward John Claude Spreckley: He has been honoured for his services to the community in Marple, Stockport.
■ Dorothy Wood: She has been recognised for services to the community in Radcliffe, Bury.
■ Alan Wrigley: He has been recognised for services to charity.
LANCASHIRE legend Clive Lloyd has been awarded a knighthood in the New Year Honours list.
While Red Rose ace Jos Buttler has received an MBE after playing a key part in England’s World Cup win this summer.
Lloyd, 75, joins a long list of West Indies cricketing alumni to receive the award, including the likes of Sir Gary Sobers, Sir Everton Weekes and Sir Viv Richards.
The former West Indies captain played for almost two decades for Lancashire, with whom he retains a strong affiliation.
The impact Lloyd had during his playing career at Old Trafford was emphasised by the county’s then captain Jack Bond, who said: “His value to Lancashire cannot be measured by ordinary standards.”
After first signing for Lancashire in 1968, he went on to win two OneDay League titles in 1969 and 1970 and four Gillette Cups between 1970 and 1975, with a memorable 126 against Warwickshire in the 1972 final at Lord’s.
In total, he played 273 one-day games for the club, scoring 8,522 runs, and 219 first-class matches, scoring 12,764 runs and 30 centuries.
After retiring, he sat on the club’s committee from 1993 to 2012 and is now a Vice President.
Current Lancashire chairman David Hodgkiss said: “I am absolutely thrilled that Clive has been awarded a knighthood for his extraordinary service to cricket. What he achieved for both the West Indies and for Lancashire was outstanding. He was without doubt one of the finest and most entertaining players of his generation.
“He was the focal point of the Lancashire side that was so successful particularly in one-day cricket and will certainly go down as one of the club’s best ever overseas players.
“He is still a great friend of the club and we look forward to welcoming him back to Emirates Old Trafford next summer.” Lloyd was named captain of the West Indies in 1974, three years after being awarded the prestigious title of Wisden Cricketer of the Year.
At the time the West Indies were far from a dominant force in world cricket, and after an embarrassing Test series defeat in Australia in 1976, Lloyd vowed: “I promise we will never get another flogging like this while I am captain.”
Lloyd was true to his word as he went on to establish the West Indies as a global force, as well as returning statistics which make him one of the finest Test captains of all time.
He led the West Indies in 70 Tests of which they won 36. He also led them to two World Cup wins in 1975 and 1979 and was the first West Indies player to achieve 100 international caps.
Lancashire wicketkeeper Buttler, meanwhile, guaranteed England lifted the World Cup for the first time when he gathered Jason Roy’s throw and completed the match-winning run-out under extreme pressure in the final at Lord’s.
Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan and Trevor Bayliss have also been awarded titles for services to cricket following the success of this summer.
Manchester-based double Olympic taekwondo champion Jade Jones, who received an MBE in 2013 in the wake of her initial Olympic triumph, has been upgraded to an OBE in recognition of another stellar year at the top of her sport.
Having retained her Olympic title in Rio in 2016, Jones claimed an elusive first world title in Manchester in May and will target a third straight Olympic crown in Tokyo next year.
“There were times I doubted if I could ever do it,” Jones said. “This is only going to increase my motivation to go on and make it three Olympic titles in a row.”
And City’s Jill Scott has an MBE after helping steer England to the Women’s World Cup semi-finals, where they lost to eventual winners the United States.
Clive Lloyd helped Lancashire to a host of one-day silverware