UK Cypriot Antonis Eleftheriou awarded MBE in Queen’s New Year Honours

Cypriot Antonis Eleftheriou received an MBE in the Queens honours list 2022.

 Antonis Eleftheriou from Larnaca is a  contract director of sovereign base areas for caterer Sodexo and recieved this honour  in recognition of his support of British Forces in Cyprus, 
Born in London in 1971 from Cypriot parents. Father from Ayios Sergios Ammoxostou and mother from Akanthou.

Antonis father moved to UK in 1954 to study but ended up opening a cafe in Kentish Town. He then married his mother and stayed in London until 1973 when they they moved back to Famagusta to continue a life in Cyprus. After finishing building their house in 1974 They all returned to the Uk as refugees due to the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. They stayed in Uk and moved to Bromley where his father ran a fish and chip shop until 1983.
Antonis Having just finished his first year at senior school in Bromley he continued his education at the American Academy in Larnaka.
He have been working for Sodexo in Cyprus since 2003 providing services to the British Forces in Cyprus.

Britain recognised the scientists and medical chiefs at the forefront of the battle against COVID-19 in Queen Elizabeth’s annual New Year’s honours list, while James Bond actor Daniel Craig was given the same award as his famous onscreen character.

Craig, who bowed out from playing the fictional British spy after five outings following the release of “No Time to Die” this year, was made a Companion in The Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to film.

Bond was also a CMG, so the honour means Craig has now matched all his titles, having been made an honorary Commander in the Royal Navy in September.

There were also major honours for the high-profile officials and others involved in tackling the coronavirus pandemic.

The chief medical officers for England, Scotland and Wales – Chris Whitty, Gregor Smith and Frank Atherton – were given knighthoods. There were also honours for the deputy medical officers for England, with Jonathan Van-Tam knighted and Jenny Harries made a dame.

The government’s chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance, who had previously been knighted, was made a Knight Commander Of The Order Of The Bath. 

There were also awards for those involved in producing vaccines including Pfizer (PFE.N) Chief Development Officer Rod MacKenzie, Sean Marett, the chief business and commercial officer at BioNTech(22UAy.DE), and Melanie Ivarsson, the chief development officer at Moderna(MRNA.O).

Cyclist Jason Kenny, who achieved his seventh gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games, more than any other Briton has won, was also knighted. His wife Laura, who is the nation’s most successful female Olympic athlete and became the first to win gold at three successive Games, received a damehood.

Among the 78 Olympian and Paralympians to be included in the list were gold medal winners swimmer Adam Peaty and diver Tom Daley, who received OBEs.

Emma Raducanu, who stunned the tennis world by becoming the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam title with victory in the U.S. Open, was another sporting figure to be honoured with an MBE.

Songwriter Bernie Taupin, best known for his collaborations with Elton John including his 1997 reworking of “Candle in the Wind” that John sang at the funeral of Princess Diana, was awarded a CBE.

There were also damehoods for veteran actresses Joanna Lumley and Vanessa Redgrave for their services to drama, entertainment and charity.

The New Year’s honours have been awarded since Queen Victoria’s reign in the 19th century and aim to recognise not just well-known figures but people who have contributed to national life through often unsung work over many years.

“These recipients have inspired and entertained us and given so much to their communities in the UK or in many cases around the world,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.contract director of sovereign base areas for caterer Sodexo in recognition of his support of British Forces in Cyprus, 

Britain recognised the scientists and medical chiefs at the forefront of the battle against COVID-19 in Queen Elizabeth’s annual New Year’s honours list, while James Bond actor Daniel Craig was given the same award as his famous onscreen character.

Craig, who bowed out from playing the fictional British spy after five outings following the release of “No Time to Die” this year, was made a Companion in The Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to film.

Bond was also a CMG, so the honour means Craig has now matched all his titles, having been made an honorary Commander in the Royal Navy in September.

There were also major honours for the high-profile officials and others involved in tackling the coronavirus pandemic.

The chief medical officers for England, Scotland and Wales – Chris Whitty, Gregor Smith and Frank Atherton – were given knighthoods. There were also honours for the deputy medical officers for England, with Jonathan Van-Tam knighted and Jenny Harries made a dame.

The government’s chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance, who had previously been knighted, was made a Knight Commander Of The Order Of The Bath.

There were also awards for those involved in producing vaccines including Pfizer (PFE.N) Chief Development Officer Rod MacKenzie, Sean Marett, the chief business and commercial officer at BioNTech(22UAy.DE), and Melanie Ivarsson, the chief development officer at Moderna(MRNA.O).

Cyclist Jason Kenny, who achieved his seventh gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games, more than any other Briton has won, was also knighted. His wife Laura, who is the nation’s most successful female Olympic athlete and became the first to win gold at three successive Games, received a damehood.

Among the 78 Olympian and Paralympians to be included in the list were gold medal winners swimmer Adam Peaty and diver Tom Daley, who received OBEs.

Emma Raducanu, who stunned the tennis world by becoming the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam title with victory in the U.S. Open, was another sporting figure to be honoured with an MBE.

Songwriter Bernie Taupin, best known for his collaborations with Elton John including his 1997 reworking of “Candle in the Wind” that John sang at the funeral of Princess Diana, was awarded a CBE.

There were also damehoods for veteran actresses Joanna Lumley and Vanessa Redgrave for their services to drama, entertainment and charity.

The New Year’s honours have been awarded since Queen Victoria’s reign in the 19th century and aim to recognise not just well-known figures but people who have contributed to national life through often unsung work over many years.

“These recipients have inspired and entertained us and given so much to their communities in the UK or in many cases around the world,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.