The High Sheriff can give a High Sheriff’s Award to recognise the work of individuals or community groups within, in this case, Leicestershire.  The Awards are a way of recognising and celebrating the work of individuals and organisations within the County who have made outstanding contributions to the communities in which they live or work, and whose work might not otherwise attract appreciation from the normal sources. 

Nominations are welcome for people who have made outstanding contributions to any aspect of community life.

Nominations are now invited and welcomed for the 2024/25 High Sheriff Awards. Nominations can be made by and for anyone who lives or works in Leicestershire, whether in the public, voluntary, charitable or private sectors.

All nominations will be treated in the strictest confidence.  Nominees should not be informed that they have been nominated as it can be very disappointing to raise expectations that are not then met.


The High Sheriff Awards Nomination Process

The High Sheriff is delighted to receive nominations throughout his year which ends in April 2025.  The deadline for nominations is 28 February 2025. Successful nominees will be contacted and the High Sheriff Award will be conferred on a date to be confirmed.

Current Recipients of an Award

Mel Thomas QPM High Sheriff of Leicestershire Award

I presented Mel Thomas QPM with a High Sheriff of Leicestershire Award for his work in the community and within the Leicestershire Police. Mel has championed diversity and inclusion within…

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Cara Perry personal High Sheriff of Leicestershire Award

It was my absolute pleasure to present Cara Perry with a (surprise) High Sheriff of Leicestershire Award for her outstanding dedication to help female survivors of sexual abuse sexual violence…

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Carl Walter and Rob Elliot High Sheriff Award for contribution to the community

Rob & Ruth Elliot and Carl Walter set up Elliott Hall in South Wigston for youth and community and opened its doors back in 2017 with the objective was to…

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High Sheriff of Leicestershire Award for Reiss Loftus

Reiss set up the Brotherhood Legion to create a space for men to grow mentally and physically. The Brotherhood Legion is a men’s focused group built around mind motivation and…

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High Sheriff of Leicestershire Award for Lucy Herlihy-Starr

Lucy has helped as a volunteer with the scouts for over 14 years and goes above and beyond to help in her spare time. She works with children at the…

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Susana Ashcroft High Sheriff Award for service to Girlguiding

Susie was nominated by the parents of the girls who attend Girl Guides. Susie has been a committed member of the Girlguiding community all her life and has volunteered for…

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Nick Toms, High Sheriff Award for his dedication to the village of Barkby

Barbky villagers nominated Nick for an award because they said every village needs a Nick.   Residents gathered to see me spring a surprise presentation of the High Sheriff of Leicestershire Award…

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High Sheriff of Leicestershire Award for Shabana Ahmad, Wesley Hall

Shabana has been a Community Volunteer at Wesley Hall, Hartington Road, Leicester for six years. She was nominated for a High Sheriff Award by Leicestershire police and Stephen Thompson, a…

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Donna Elliott, New Parks Food Bank High Sheriff Award

Donna Elliott was presented with a High Sheriff of Leicestershire Award for her dedication and commitment with her team of volunteers helping the community through the New Parks Food Bank.

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Paul Lomas High Sheriff Award for his charity work in Syston

Paul Lomas was the recipient of a High Sheriff Award for his tireless work not just for Syston and District Volunteer Centre, but other charities in Syston. Paul is chairman…

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High Sheriff Award Nomination Form

Nominations for a High Sheriff Award are open until 28th February 2025.  Please do nominate a deserving candidate at any point during the year using the form below - don't wait - do it now!

    Please note: You must be over the age of 18 to make a nomination for a High Sheriff Award.