New Years Honours

Huge congratulations to Susan Hallam, MD of Hallam Internet who was awarded an MBE in the 2018 Queen’s New Years Honours. This appointment is in recognition of Susan’s contributions to entrepreneurship and innovation, and her lifetime work in digital marketing.

She is an enthusiastic and inspirational leader in the digital field. Her pragmatic and infectious passion for making businesses successful on the internet has been shared with thousands of businesses across the UK and internationally. Her thought leadership benefits a wide range of businesses, from multinationals to startups.

Her innovative approach to digital marketing benefits not only the business community, but extends as well to her own agency, Hallam Internet, which she founded in 2000. Now employing more than 50 people, Hallam has experienced rapid expansion and growth, and are already looking to recruit 9 new team members in 2018.

Three members of the University of Nottingham have been recognised by The Queen in the New Year Honours. Professor Chris Rudd, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Provost and CEO, University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus (UNNC) has been appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to Higher Education and Sino-British Cooperation.

On learning of his award Professor Rudd said: “The Nottingham-China bridge relies on the efforts of many committed individuals on both sides. I feel proud and rather humble to accept this honour on behalf of a highly committed and extraordinarily hard-working transnational team.”

Martyn Davies, recently retired Professor in Biomedical Surface Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, has been appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to Higher Education and science.

For more than 30 years at the University of Nottingham Professor Davies has made a significant professional, academic and commercial contribution to Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

He joined the University in 1985 and took on the role of Head of School between 2000 and 2003. In his academic career he has published more than 425 scientific papers, supervised more than 70 PhD students and mentored more than 40 postdoctoral fellows.

John Middleton, Technical Manager, School of Physics and Astronomy, has been appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his services to Higher Education and science.

In his 40 year career at the University of Nottingham John Middleton has made a pivotal contribution to the development of the School of Physics and Astronomy and championed the next generation of technical apprentices.

The School’s development and international successes would not have been possible without his technical leadership and unyielding dedication to support world-leading experimental physics at Nottingham.

Having joined as a technician in 1976, he played a key role in making the first magnet coils for the prototype magnetic resonance imaging instruments. Nottingham’s research in this field culminated in the award of a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Sir Peter Mansfield in 2003.