Dr Janet Anscombe among three UK nationals in Spain named in Queen’s Birthday Honours List
Dr Janet Anscombe, who works to facilitate the integration of British nationals in Tenerife, has been awarded an MBE for services to the British Community in Tenerife, published on Friday.
Having lived in Tenerife for 15 years, Janet has dedicated her retirement
to supporting and informing British nationals living on and visiting the
island, through her website, blog and social media. She has been an invaluable
partner to our consulate on the island, acting as a reliable conduit to enable
us get important messages to the harder to reach members of the community.
Since the 2016 Referendum, she has been especially proactive in highlighting
the importance of steps to take to ensure citizens’ rights.
HMA Hugh Elliott said:
“I know from colleagues in Tenerife how valued Janet is by the
British community there – describing her as their ‘guru’ and ‘go-to’ person.
Our consulates rely on individuals like Janet, who give up their time and energy
to support and inform their fellow British nationals. We, and the Tenerife
community, are lucky to have her.”
Dr Janet Anscombe said: “This is a great honour and a complete
and lovely surprise. I’ve always been glad to be able to help people navigate
their lives in Tenerife, and especially in recent years through some very difficult
and uncertain times for many, and to get such recognition in addition is really
The three UK nationals named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours
§ An MBE to Dr Janet ANSCOMBE, Retired University
Lecturer and Historian, Tenerife, Spain. “For services to the British Community
§ A British Empire Medal (BEM) to Miss Georgia Evie
HAGUE, Tourism Safety Campaigner. “For services to the British Community in
the Balearic Islands”.
§ A British Empire Medal (BEM) to Mr Ian J WARREN,
Volunteer, Menorca, Spain. “For services to the British Community in Menorca”.