Several people from across Brighton and Sussex have been recognised in this year's New Year's Honours List.

Campaigners and volunteers from across the county have been given awards to celebrate their work, including Albion chief executive Paul Barber.

Barber, who was awarded an OBE for services to football, siad that it was "humbling" to be included in the list.

He joins a plethora of people from Sussex on the list including a disability campaigner and a man who has volunteered with St John Ambulance for over 65 years.

Full list of New Year's Honours in Sussex


Nicholas Vetch, Chichester – co-founder of the Big Yellow Self Storage Company, for services to refugees


Jonathan Ball, Horsham – chief executive of The Royal Marines Association, for services to The Royal Marines

Paul Barber, Hove – chief executive of Brighton and Hove Albion FC, for services to Association Football

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David Lawes, Sheffield Park – temporary commander of the City of London Police, for services to Policing

Professor Kimberley Griffith Reynolds, Lewes – Author and Professor of Children’s Literature, for services to literature

Dr Paul Ransom, Brighton - Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton. For services to UK health support overseas, particularly in Ukraine, and during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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John Gill, Brighton – For services to the Arts, to Culture and to Education

Jane Fiona Green, Copthorne – For services to Neurodivergent people and those with related Joint Hypermobility Conditions including Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes

Colin Leslie Albert Keywood, Sompting – Medical Support Volunteer at St John Ambulance, for voluntary services to First Aid in East and West Sussex

Lizzie Baily, Chichester - For services to Disability Advocacy and to Charity

Robyn Catherine Knox, Brighton - director of Voluntary Community Sector Emergencies Partnership, for services to charities and to Communities affected by Major Emergencies

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David Claude Ernest Mann, West Sussex – co-chair, Freehold LGBT+ CIC, for services to inclusion in the property industry

Deborah Ann Twitchen, Lewes – community volunteer, Tenants of Lewes District, for voluntary services

Jean Louise Watson, Eastbourne - operations manager, English Institute of Sport, for services to sport


Bidge Garton, Lewes – volunteer, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, for services to volunteering

Pamela Mary Jessie Goldsmith, Billinghurst – founder, Macmillan Cancer Billinghurst, for voluntary and charitable services in West Sussex

Diana Lesley Kelly, Groombridge - For services to the community in the Parish of Withyham

Rev Canon David Alan Twinley, Arundel - For services to the community in Arundel particularly during Covid-19

Kay Tyler, Horsham - For services to the community in Horsham

Susan Julie Wellfare, Lancing - For services to the community in Lancing

Ann Pinhey, Chichester – Music teacher and co-ordinator, For services to Music, to Choirs and to Charity

Michael Trott, Eastbourne - director, Living Life Eastbourne.  For services to Humanitarian Aid and support for communities in the UK and abroad


Dawn Elaine Whittaker – chief fire officer, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service