A resident from Bude has been named as part of this year’s New Year Honours List.  

Jason Ghaboos lives in Bude with his fiancée Laura and for the last 22 years has worked in the Civil Service, starting off as an administrative assistant (the most junior role in the trade) to now working as a Senior Civil Servant at the Cabinet Office.  

However, Jason has been celebrating more than others this New Year after he was awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his public service.  

Speaking to the Post about his award, Jason said: “I only found out in November, and it was an incredible surprise. It was difficult not telling everyone I saw the amazing news as I was so excited, but I had to be discreet until the honours were announced publicly. 

“If I am honest, slightly overwhelmed, exceptionally grateful and a little shocked. I have had many wonderful opportunities in the Civil Service to support delivery for our ministers, the government and the citizens we serve.  

“It is never achieved alone and I have worked with so many fantastic people who have all contributed and are very much a part of this achievement. I received a personal handwritten congratulations letter from the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall (Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE) which was very touching and I was very grateful to him for taking his time to mark the moment.” 

Despite having to keep things under wraps until everything was announced, Jason was able to celebrate with his family and friends over the New Year and is excited for a celebratory lunch with his colleagues on his return to work.