Write a Platinum Jubilee message of congratulation

Our warmest thanks and congratulations to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, on her 70 year reign and Platinum Jubilee.

Visit our guest book and write a Platinum Jubilee message of congratulation for Her Majesty.


Hertfordshire Queen's Birthday Honours and QAVS Winners 2022

Hertfordshire residents  honoured in the Queens Birthday Honours list:

Honours Recipients in Hertfordshire


Winners of the Queens Award for  Voluntary Service :

Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service


Hertfordshire Winners of the Queen's Award for Enterprise 2022

The Winners of the QAE for 2022 are:

Kane International Ltd – Welwyn Garden City

Category: Innovation

Kane International Ltd (KANE), established in 1981, manufacture, repair and calibrate hand-held emissions testers and boiler flue gas analysers. All analysers must be returned for annual service and recertification to ensure accuracy. KANE developed an innovative service to reduce time taken for yearly analyser service and recertification from up to 15 days to 1 day. During this return period, a gas engineer potentially suffers loss of earnings. The significant time reduction was achieved by developing an in house automated recalibration system and automated online process for invoicing and booking, especially important for customers with multiple analyser compliance issues. The 1 day guaranteed turnaround time ensures engineers suffer minimal interruption to their work.


ProtecX Medical Ltd – Hitchin

Category: International Trade

ProtecX Medical Limited is based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire and has been trading since 2001.  It is a leading UK manufacturer in the radiation protection sector.  It handcrafts products and can boast some of the quickest delivery times in the market; giving the NHS and international markets access to quality products to keep them safe whilst working with ionizing radiation.  It manufactures in compliance with the PPE Regulation (EU) and meets stringent world standard, whilst operating to the ISO 9001 standard.  Overseas sales grew by 54% over the three-year period and key markets include Italy, Germany, Australia, Japan and Ireland.  The pandemic allowed it to pivot its manufacturing to produce general PPE, such as isolation gowns, visors and fabric face masks.  The company wins the Queen’s Award for International Trade for Outstanding Short Term Growth in overseas sales over the last three years.


WUKA Ltd – St Albans

Category: Sustainable Development

Founded in Hemel Hempstead in 2017, WUKA is a female-led company of 11 employees, making affordable, sustainable, reusable and leak-proof period wear. Every aspect of the business is sustainable. The company is carbon-neutral. Packaging is minimised, biodegradable, and printed without bleach. Individual items are wrapped in compostable corn starch bags for hygiene and also easy exchange. FSC certified cards are used for in-store cartons

WUKA regularly donates to schools/nurses to deliver up-to-date information about periods and their social/environmental impact including the City To Sea’s Rethink Periods Project – a teacher training programme as part of a period product demonstration programme. It provides a significant boost to education about period issues.

WUKA is awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development because it has an innovative and exemplary programme that covers product, the impact of the company itself and reaches out to consumers, manufacturers and others.


Queen’s Award for Enterprise Page

Concert to celebrate HM The Queen

Concert to celebrate HM The Queen

St Albans Cathedral, Wednesday 6th July 2022 at 7.30pm

Organised by the International Organ Festival and the Hertfordshire Lieutenancy in recognition of her Platinum Jubilee

A unique and thrilling concert of popular and ceremonial music from across the Queen’s reign will be given in St Albans Cathedral to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. We are honoured that a member of the Royal Family will be attending this special event and international choirmaster and broadcaster, Gareth Malone, will present the evening.

Headlining the evening will be London’s Southbank Sinfonia, described as an ‘orchestra like no other’ comprising thirty-three of the world’s most promising graduate musicians. Conducted by their founder, Simon Over, the orchestra will be joined by a massed choir of 180 singers, fanfare trumpeters and other guest musicians.

Music will include Military marches, Handel’s Zadok the Priest, Eric Coates’ London Suite, Parry’s I was glad, John Williams’ Harry Potter Suite, and Paul Mealor’s Military Wives anthem, Wherever you are.

After concert costs are covered, net proceeds from advertising sponsorship, donations, ticket sales and the retiring collection will be divided equally between Hospices serving Hertfordshire communities and St Albans International Organ Festival.

Concert tickets will be on sale from 11th April 2022 at 10:00am.


A colour programme will be produced to accompany this unique concert and there are fantastic opportunities to support this event through advertising. We are actively seeking sponsorship, so please consider taking space in this special commemorative souvenir brochure.

  • Please return this order form to reserve advertising space to: nicolastokes76@gmail.com
  • Please supply all artwork to: nicolastokes76@gmail.com by 31st March 2022An invoice will be sent on return of this order form, and payment will be requested by The International Organ Festival Society Ltd.I am very grateful to you for considering this opportunity and I hope that you will support us in this important year.


Janie Wentworth-Stanley DL
On behalf of the Hertfordshire Lieutenancy Concert Committee



New Years Honours List 2022

Awards for Hertfordshire

Congratulations to all of Hertfordshire honours recipients in the New Year’s Honours List 2022.


Nominating someone for an honour may seem like a daunting task, but it is actually easier than you might think. Full details of the nominations process are given on our Nominating someone for an honour page.


The Queen's Award for Voluntary Services

Do you know a local volunteer group worthy of recognition for the Queen’s Award?

We Want to Celebrate:


Groups that are truly outstanding and making a big difference to their local community.



Groups where volunteers, rather than paid staff, are in the driving seat.



Groups that have highest standards in everything they do.


Award Process:



1 April – 15 September

Nomination period is open – new nominations for the award are being accepted.



October to March

Eligible groups are assessed initially by the local lieutenancies and then by the national assessors.



June onwards

The awardees are announced on 2nd June . The QAVS crystal and certificate are presented in the summer by the local Lord-Lieutenant.


Read the full details here



The Lieutenancy of Hertfordshire

Welcome to the Hertfordshire Lieutenancy. This website seeks to inform and update you on the role of our Lord-Lieutenant, Mr Robert Voss CBE CStJ, and the ways in which the Lieutenancy supports and impacts on the life of this county. Hertfordshire is a vibrant, dynamic yet diverse county whose motto is: “Trust and Fear Not”.

Lord-Lieutenants were first appointed by King Henry VIII in the 1500s to assume the military duties of the Sheriff. Today, the Queen appoints Lord Lieutenants, on the advice of the Prime Minister, to be her representative in their counties. Her Majesty The Queen appointed Mr Robert Voss CBE CStJ as her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the County of Hertfordshire to succeed The Countess of Verulam who stepped down on 31 July 2017.

The Lord-Lieutenant upholds the dignity of the Crown and serves the community. Supported by the Vice Lord-Lieutenant and by other Deputy Lieutenants, Robert Voss is the main link between the Monarch and her people in the county.

The Queen in her capacity as ‘Head of the Nation’, in which she acts as a focus for national identity, unity and pride; gives a sense of stability and continuity; officially recognises success and excellence, and supports the ideal of voluntary service and community integration. Robert Voss gives his time voluntarily to the role and helps promote and encourage voluntary and charitable organisations, local businesses, arrange visits from the Royal Family, attend civic and social activities, support the work with the Armed Forces, take part in the honours’ system and appoint appropriate Vice and Deputy Lieutenants.

While the Lieutenancy’s role has evolved over time, much like that of the Monarchy’s, its purpose in supporting the Crown remains. The Queen and her Government expect certain duties of the Lord-Lieutenant. These duties may broadly be classified as being: (i) to assist with visits by Members of the Royal Family; (ii) to promote, encourage and validate nominations for national honours and awards, and to present certain honours, medals and awards on behalf of The Queen, notably, these include British Empire Medals, the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) and the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise (QAE); (iii) to liaise with and support local units of the Armed Forces and associated Cadet Forces; and (iv) to lead the local magistracy as Co-chair of the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Advisory Committee for Magistrates, with the Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire.

In addition to these duties, the Lord-Lieutenant will follow the example of The Queen and other members of the Royal Family in seeking generally to promote a spirit of co-operation through the encouragement he gives to voluntary service, and to benevolent organisations, and by the interest he takes in the business, industrial, community and social life of the County, and of its affairs generally.

You are invited to use this website to familiarise yourself with the workings of the Hertfordshire Lieutenancy and the way in which it can act as a conduit for you to the Royal Family, the Honours System, Queen’s Awards and congratulatory messages.

For a full description of the Lieutenancy click here.



The Lord-Lieutenant’s mission statement is: To take the Lieutenancy to the people of Hertfordshire.

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