Three men honoured in Queen's list
THREE men from East Yorkshire have been included in the Queen's birthday honours this year.
Martyn Barnsley, who works for HM Prison Hull, Christopher Neville Hobson, who works for a number of community organisations in the East Riding, and Nigel Chapman, the Hull-born director of BBC World Service, have all been honoured.
Mr Barnsley has been awarded an MBE following years of service as a officer at Hull Prison.
He promotes diversity and racial equality in the prison service and works with staff and prisoners.
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Mr Barnsley, who has been with the prison service 25 years, said: “I was surprised when I got the letter through the post. It is an honour to be recognised.
“I enjoy my work and I believe in it and I put a lot of effort into it. I'm really happy I've been put up.”
Mr Barnsley's sister Philippa Miles, 50, was previously awarded an OBE by the Queen.
Mr Barnsley said: “My sister was given an OBE for her work with the Inland Revenue a few years ago.
“My parents are thrilled to bits they have two people with honours in the family.”
Mr Hobson, of Beverley, has been awarded an OBE for voluntary service to the community in the East Riding.
Mr Hobson who is a parish master and takes an active role in the Beverley Boys' Brigade and the civic society, is modest about his achievement.
He said: “A representation on behalf of many other people is how I regard it, the civic society and six or seven charities that have worked for nothing for years.”
Mr Chapman, was also honoured on the Queen's birthday list.
He was given a CMG, which recognises his services to Britain abroad.
As director of BBC World Service, he is responsible for the overall editorial leadership and management of the service and its new media operations.
The former Hymers pupil, who started his high-flying career as an intern with Radio Humberside in 1975, said he was very proud of the honour.
Mr Chapman said: “I am very pleased and proud to have been awarded a CMG. I'm also very proud it reflects the good work the World Service carries out.”