Simon Mayo has been awarded an MBE for services to radio broadcasting in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021.
The list demonstrates the extraordinary efforts made by individuals in all four nations of the United Kingdom during the pandemic.
Also being recognised is Beverley Humphreys from BBC Radio Wales for her services to Community Cohesion and Broadcasting, Mark Robinson, founder of Prison Radio, for services to HM Prison and Probation Service and Offenders, and 5 Live and Radio London’s Jeanette Kwakye for services to Sport and Sports Broadcasting.
The List includes those who have worked throughout the crisis, putting others before themselves – from caring neighbours, frontline and community heroes, to those supporting the UK recovery.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “The Queen’s Birthday Honours allow us to pay tribute to all those who have gone above and beyond in their service to this country.
“Throughout the pandemic we have seen countless examples of every day heroes. From those using their expertise to help develop life-saving vaccines, which are now being rolled out successfully to all parts of the UK, to the people who have given time and energy to care for their communities.
“We should take heart from the stories of those receiving honours today and be inspired by their courage and kindness. May they be a reminder of all that we can achieve when we come together as a society.
— Greatest Hits Radio (@greatesthitsuk) June 11, 2021
Very happy to accept an MBE tonight. I’m as surprised as you are.
— Simon Mayo (@simonmayo) June 11, 2021