Nurses, fundraisers and a lollipop lady are among the people from Sussex who have been honoured in the King’s Birthday Honours.

They have been recognised for their work in their industry or in the community with honours in the list released this morning.

Among those honoured are Tristram Mayhew, the co-founder of Go Ape outdoor activity centres, and Mary Nye, an octogenarian lollipop lady who has been helping children cross the road for more than 50 years.

In total, 20 people from across Brighton and Sussex received awards.

Full list of honours

Dames Commander of the Order of the British Empire

  • Professor Janice Debra Sigsworth CBE - chief nurse, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. For services to Nursing (Eastbourne)


  • Julia Elizabeth Prescot - deputy chair, National Infrastructure Commission. For Public Service (Horsham)


  • David John Fairbank – head of the Central Services Team at the Visa Status and Information Services, Home Office. For services to International Relations (Burgess Hill)
  • Samantha Elizabeth Rose - deputy director, Data and Analysis Division, Department for Transport. For services to Advanced Analytics (Midhurst)
  • David Charles Tibble - trustee, Inspiration Trust. For services to Education and to Philanthropy in Norfolk (Brighton)


  • Victoria Marie Brownlie - chief, Policy, British Beauty Council. For services to the Hair and Beauty Industry (Lancing)
  • Janet Goldsbrough-Jones - For services to the community in Worthing
  • Professor Paul David Griffiths - Emeritus Professor of Virology, University College London. For services to Virology (Brighton)
  • Emily Jessica King - assistant director (Communities), West Sussex County Council. For services to Refugee Resettlement
  • Tristram Mayhew – co-founder of Go Ape. For services to young people and to youth empowerment (Chichester)
  • Dale Rooks - director, Learning Education and Participation, Chichester Festival Theatre. For services to Theatre and to Young People. (Chichester)
  • Paul Thompson - director of trading, British Red Cross. For services to the British Red Cross (Shoreham)


  • Nathan John Talamacus Abbott, fundraiser. For services to Charity and to Cleft Lip and Palate Awareness (Littlehampton)
  • David Garfield Arseneault – For services to the community in Worthing • Simon Bacon, for public service in West Sussex (Horsham)
  • Patricia Davies – For services to the community in Worthing
  • Rachel Kundasamy - community development manager, Epsom and Ewell Borough Council. For services to Refugee Resettlement (East Grinstead)
  • Mary Nye – school crossing patrol. For services to road safety (Horsham)
  • Deborah Roberts - artistic director and co-founder, Brighton Early Music Festival Charity. For charitable services to the community in Brighton, Sussex and the Southeast. (Rottingdean)
  • Audrey Taylor – For services to amateur swimming in Lewes

The King’s Birthday Honours are given out to mark exceptional work in the community and to commemorate King Charles III’s birthday.

Among those receiving honours this year include former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Olympian Mark Cavendish, actress Rose Ayling-Ellis and Strictly dancer Amy Dowden.

Alan Bates, who has led the fight for justice for Sub-Postmasters, has also received a knighthood while artist Tracy Emin and actress Imelda Staunton both receive damehoods.