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2020 Queen's Birthday Honours: Bishop's Stortford duo Tony Eastaugh and Laura Gill, and Claire Uwins of Much Hadham named on Hertfordshire list

Three people from Bishop's Stortford and Much Hadham feature in the 2020 Queen's Birthday Honours list.

The recipients would normally have been announced in June, but were delayed until this weekend because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

High-ranking police officer Tony Eastaugh, a specialist in command and control systems and processes, who is director of immigration enforcement at the Home Office, is named a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for services to law and order.

He has been a commander in London's Metropolitan Police Service since 2009 and before that, as a chief superintendent, was the borough commander for Barking and Dagenham for 21 months.

Mr Eastaugh is a member of the Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS), which instructs the most promising senior officers of the Armed Forces, diplomatic service and civil service in national defence and international security matters at the highest level, to prepare them for the top posts in their respective services.

Fellow Stortford resident Laura Gill and Much Hadham villager Claire Uwins are honoured for their services in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Laura Gill, who has a history of senior leadership in law enforcement, is awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) while Claire receives a British Empire Medal for services to the Hadhams communities.

Mrs Gill joined the National Crime Agency – the UK's lead agency against serious and organised crime – in April 2014, just six months after its launch, as programme manager.

At the start of 2016 she became the NCA's head of customer relationship and, in April this year, was appointed head of strategy and portfolio.

Before joining the NCA, she spent almost five years at the Home Office as operations manager and then training manager.

At the end of 2008 she finished a three-year term as governor of Hillmead Primary School in Stortford.

Claire Uwins used to work for Tesco and now runs a social enterprise around holistic wellbeing via a website called thehealingjourney.co.uk.

Aged 55 with two sons, she hails from Strabane in Northern Ireland and did a business degree at Manchester Metropolitan University.

She is also a Dementia Friends Champion for the Alzheimer’s Society charity.


Order of the Bath


Amy Louise Holmes, OBE. Director, EU and international trade, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. For public service (Hitchin)

Order of the British Empire


Antony Eastaugh. Director, immigration enforcement, Home Office. For services to law and order (Bishop's Stortford)


Shirley Cooper. For services to equality, women's empowerment and procurement (St Albans)

Richard Charles Hawkes. Chief executive, British Asian Trust. For services to the charitable sector (St Albans)

Andrew James Price. Security manager, Heathrow Airport. For services to aviation security (Hemel Hempstead)


Tracey Nichola Carter. Chief Nurse, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust. For services to nursing in the NHS (Hemel Hempstead)

Laura Jane Gill (Higgins). Head of strategy and portfolio, National Crime Agency. For services to Covid-19 response (Bishop's Stortford)

Dr Matthew Jamie Knight. Respiratory consultant, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust. For services to the NHS particularly during Covid-19 (Stalbridge, Dorset)

Christopher John Luff. For services to the community in Watford during Covid-19 (Chipperfield)

Lavina Mehta. For services to health and fitness during Covid-19 (Watford)

Chandni Sejpal Shah. For services to the community in north-west London during Covid-19 (Bushey)

Dr Craig Norman Smith. Technical expert, complex weapons, MBDA UK Ltd. For services to military capability (Stevenage)

Elizabeth Jane Stileman. For services to incident response and charitable service during Covid-19 (Berkhamsted)

British Empire Medal

Pamela Susan Brannigan. For services to the community in North Herts (Hitchin)

Barry Clark. Head, Breaks Manor Youth Centre and lately special inspector, Hertfordshire Special Constabulary. For services to young people and the community in Hatfield (Hatfield)

Jayne Margaret Dingemans. Director of patient services, Garden House Hospice Care. For services to palliative care particularly during Covid-19 (Rushden)

Ahmud Raza Domah. General manager, Hill House Care Home. For services to social care during Covid-19 (Watford)

Susan Nat Graham. Founder and chief executive, Jaspal's Voice. For services to people with motor neurone disease in the Asian community (Rickmansworth)

Patricia Ring. For services to the community in Harpenden during Covid-19 (Harpenden)

Elfriede Starer. For services to Holocaust education and awareness (Watford)

Claire Uwins. For services to the community in Much Hadham during Covid-19 (Much Hadham)

Phillip Owen Wallace. Chairman, Stevenage Football Club. For services to football and the community in Hertfordshire (Chigwell, Essex)

Marian Catherine Wandrag. Founder, Marian Newman Nails. For services to the beauty industry during Covid-19 (Waterford)

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