§ J. G. Boothby, Leader of Middlesbrough County Borough Council.
§ G. R. Chetwynd, Director North East Development Council.
§ Prof. D. G. Christopherson, O.B.E., F.R.S., Vice-Chancellor Durham University.
§ I. B. Clark, Chairman, Heavy Organic Chemicals Division, Imperial Chemical Industries.
§ R. A. Cookson, O.B.E., Acting Chairman, Consett Iron Co.
§ A. Cunningham, Chairman of Durham County Council.
§ L. Y. Dent, O.B.E., Farmer and Alderman of Northumberland County Council.
§ D. F. Edwards, Area Secretary Electrical Trades Union, District Secretary Confederation of Shipbuilding and Electrical Unions.
§ Dr. H. M. Finneston, Managing Director, International Research and Development Company, Ltd.
§ H. Glaister, Mayor of Carlisle County Borough Council.
§ J. W. Harper, Regional Officer, National Federation of Building Trades Operatives.
§ R. Ibison, Managing Director, Hawthorn Leslie (Shipbuilders) Ltd.
§ L. Jacobson, Chairman and Managing Director, Jackson the Tailor, Ltd., Chairman of Montague Burton, Ltd.
§ R. J. L. Jackson, O.B.E., Chairman, North Yorkshire Moors National Parks Committee; Chairman of Executive Committee, Yorkshire Tourist Authority; Alderman of North Riding County Council.
§ Earl of Lonsdale, Landowner.
§ W. G. McClelland, Managing Director Laws Stores.
§ J. C. Moore, M.B.E., District Secretary for West Cumberland, Transport and General Workers Union.
§ W. Nunn, Member of Shildon Urban District Council and past Chairman.
§ B. Pendlington, J.P., District Secretary and Executive Member, National Union of Blast Furnacemen, Ore Miners, Coke Workers and Kindred Trades.
§ Dr. W. Reid, C.B.E., Chairman of Northumberland and Durham Divisional Board, National Coal Board.
§ S. A. Sadler Forster, C.B.E., F.C.A., hon. D.C.L., Chairman, Industrial Estates Management Corporation for England.
§ F. Schon, Chairman and Managing Director, Marchon Products Ltd.; Chairman, Cumberland Development Council.
§ P. F. Scott, Chairman of Provincial Insurance Company Ltd.
§ C. Spence, Member of Darlington County Borough Council.
§ J. Steel, C.B.E., Chairman and Managing Director, Steel and Company.
§ J. Westoll, M.A., J.P., Chairman of Cumberland County Council.