The Queen's New Year Honours 2009 has recognised the great and good of west London, including a nursery nurse and a rower.
Among those appointed to the Order of the British Empire include Fulham's Katherine Askey-Wood, who was made an MBE for her services to Cancer Research UK.
Other Hammersmith and Fulham residents to be honoured include: rower Thomas James, of West Kensington, MBE; Paul Morrell, of West Kensington, OBE for services to architecture; chief executive of HarperCollins Victoria Barnsley, of Hammersmith, OBE for services to publishing; James Samuel Younger, of Shepherd's Bush, CBE for public service.
John Christopher Powell, of Hammersmith, was made a knight for his services to the advertising industry. Also knighted was Fulham's Nigel Graham Knowles, for services to the legal profession.
Kensington and Chelsea appointments included: Michael Parker, of South Kensington, CBE for services to the energy industry; Martyn Baker, of Chelsea, services to local government; theatre director Katrina Mitchell, of Notting Hill, OBE for services to drama; Mark Bishop, of South Kensington, MBE for public service.
In Westminster those honoured included: nursery nurse Carol Leonard, who works at St Clement Danes Church of England Primary School in Westminster, MBE; Leslie Dillingham, of Paddington, MBE for voluntary services to equestrian sport; Denice Fennell, of Victoria, MBE for services to nature conservation; Rodney FitzGerald, of Bayswater, MBE for services to local government.