Each county has a Lord-Lieutenant, appointed by Her Majesty The Queen to be her personal representative in the county. As such he or she represents Her Majesty at events in the county and is responsible for the preparation of programmes for Royal Visits to Lancashire, for the presentation of awards to organisations (The Queen's Awards for Enterprise and for Voluntary Service) and to individuals, e.g. the British Empire Medal, as well as advising on Honours Nominations. The post of Lord-Lieutenant is non-political and is unpaid, and is normally held to the age of 75. The Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire is: The Rt Hon the Lord Shuttleworth KG, KCVO, appointed in 1997. Enquiries should be directed to: The Lieutenancy Office County Hall Preston PR1 8XJ Telephone: Sue Wilding (01772) 533364 or Joanne Friend (01772) 533360 Email: lieutenancy@lancashire.gov.uk
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