British Empire Medallists gathering before the ceremony. (c) Barry Duffield DL.

British Empire Medal Ceremony,13th October, 2015

Kent’s finest have been honoured by Her Majesty The Queen with the presentation of their British Empire Medals. Chosen for their tireless community work and dedication, the recipients, Tracey Creed from Dover, Ruth Glenn from Swanley, Cherry Leppard from Capel-Le-Ferne, Catherine Lewis from Sheerness and Julie Nixon from Greatstone were named in The Queen’s Birthday […]

Pictured from left to right: The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Dennis Gates, Emily Downs, Giedre Brandao, Chris Bellhouse, Janis Sullivan and Lisa Elsden. (c) Mike Hacker.

AbBaltis Ltd presented with The Queen’s Award for Enterprise (International Trade), 30th September, 2015

AbBaltis Limited was founded by Giedre Brandao in 2010 to provide research materials for the In Vitro Diagnostic Business. This innovative Kent based company based at the Kent Science Park in Sittingbourne, has recorded outstanding overseas sales growth in the last three years and now has a growing staff of nine. The product is perishable […]

Recipients of Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Kent Awards 2015 with The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L’Isle MBE and Brigadier Andrew Hughes MBE , II (Infantry) Brigade Commander. (c) Stewart Turkington

The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent’s 2015 Reservist and Cadet Awards Ceremony, 28th September, 2015

The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L’Isle MBE held his annual awards presentation at his family home on 28th September 2015. Twenty four members of the Reserve Forces and Cadet Movements from all three services – Sea, Army and Air – were presented with medals and certificates in recognition of their dedicated service throughout the […]

Wealden Sailability celebrate their success with volunteers, clients, carers and guests at the group’s Chipstead Sailing Club home. (c) David Barker.

Wealden Sailability Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Ceremony, 17th September, 2015

Wealden Sailability, a Sevenoaks charity that provides people with disabilities the chance to learn to sail  has been presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service by the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Kent, Mr Richard Oldfield. The accolade is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK, and the Vice Lord Lieutenant made […]

Pictured at the statue unveiling ceremony: Colonel Peter Bishop OBE DL President of the Queen's Own Buffs Regimental Association with HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Colonel in Chief of the PWRR, the descendant regiment of The Buffs. (C) Barry Duffield DL

The Buffs Statue Unveiling by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, 11th September, 2015

The Unveiling of The Buffs Statue by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark took place in bright sunshine in the Precincts of Canterbury Cathedral on Friday 11th September.  In order to provide a lasting memorial to The Buffs in Canterbury and the men of Kent who gave their lives over the centuries, a statue was commissioned reflecting the […]