(Clockwise from top left) Fashion designer Stella Mc Cartney, Professor Peter Higgs, violinist Nicola Benedetti, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Bernard Hogan-Howe, Cherie Blair and artist Quentin Blake The Rt Hon Margaret Mary Beckett, MP.
Honorary consultant in Respiratory Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology, Nottinghamshire. (Nottinghamshire) The Honourable Mr Justice Thomas Alexander Burgess.
Member of the European Parliament for the West Midlands and Co-Founder, Stonewall.
Founding director, Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge.
For services to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Work Services director, Department for Work and Pensions.
Chief executive, P&O Ferries Division and president, UK Chamber of Shipping.
Professor of Respiratory Medicine Queen's University Belfast and consultant Physician, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.