Awards and accolades

The life and work of renowned Hungarian researcher Dr. József Béres Sr. has been honoured with numerous awards and accolades.

Árpád Shield posthumous award

This accolade, founded in 2007 on the occasion of the 1100th anniversary of the death of Prince Árpád, is awarded each year to seven public figures who have proved worthy of it due to their work and their conduct in life and through their attachment to the nation.

07 JULY 2012

Heim Paul Health Award

Professor Pál Heim’s great-grandson founded this award to honour the work of renowned paediatricians and child healthcare specialists, which he presents to leading professionals in the field once a year. In 2010, the founder of the award bestowed one of the specialist categories of prize under the Heim Paul Health Award to Dr. József Béres Sr. in appreciation of his professional work and to recognise his exceptional career.

22 DECEMBER 2010

Pro Comitatu Award

Awarded by the General Assembly of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County in recognition of his activities in promoting the development of the county, furthering its ascension and enhancing its reputation.

01 MAY 2007

Commemoration certificate from the organisers of the Lakitelek meeting

From the organisers of the Lakitelek meeting on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the meeting.

01 JANUARY 2007

Knights’ Jubilee Cross

Award of the Historical Order of Knights, bestowed on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.

01 DECEMBER 2006

St. Rita Award

Award of the National Association of Large Families for his services in helping children in grave need.

01 MAY 2006

The Golden Cross of the Order of Knights, with Knight’s Colours

Award of the Order of Knights for his service to the Hungarian nation.

01 MARCH 2006

Member of the Order of Knights

At the suggestion of the Knights’ Chair, he was admitted to the ranks of the Order of Knights to fight on the battlefields and in the battles for the freedom of the nation, for his gallantry and for his outstanding commitment to his country and its people.


Loyalty to the Homeland, Grand Cross of the Order of Merit

Recognition of the World Association of Certified Hungarian Freedom Fighters for the ethical integrity he has displayed since the change of regime, for his respectful demeanour arising from this, and for his actions and deeds – through which he has clearly proved his commitment to his homeland and an exemplary degree of national self-awareness.

20 AUGUST 2004

Menyhért Lónyay Commemorative Medal

With this accolade, the Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County Scientific Board of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences recognises Dr. József Béres Sr. contribution to advancing the cause of the city of Nyíregyháza, including developing Nyíregyháza and the county, on the 250th anniversary of the rebirth of the county seat.


Knight of the Diamond Shield 3000, International Order of Knights

Diamond Shield 3000 is an award of the International Anti-Drugs, Anti-Violence and Youth Protection Foundation: through his chivalrous conduct, technical know-how and selfless contributions, József Béres Sr. has demonstrated that “the highest calling of the individual is to serve the community”.

04 JULY 2003

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

The National Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers awarded the accolade to Dr. József Béres for his outstanding achievements and his services to the public.

11 DECEMBER 2002

Business Integrity Award

Dr. József Béres was the first person in Europe to receive the Business Integrity Award from charity-and-humanitarian organisation Rotary International on account of the fact that “his life’s work is a testament to the highest moral standards, and the company he founded is an outstanding model of integrity in the conduct of business”. English edition of Klára Béres’s book “Szirtfoknak lenni” – “Rock in Tempest Standing”.)

22 NOVEMBER 2002

Medal of Merit of the President of the Republic

President Ferenc Mádl recognised József Béres’ “life’s work comprised of his scientific achievements and indomitable will on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Béres Drops” with the Medal of Merit of the President of the Republic.

21 NOVEMBER 2002

Széchenyi Prize

awarded by Ferenc Mádl, President of the Republic of Hungary, to the researcher and Chairman of Béres Ltd. Dr. József Béres for his contribution to the creation of infrastructure vital for the provision of healthcare and for his tireless work in the protection of health and the strengthening of the immune system.

15 MARCH 2002

Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County Commemorative Medal, Silver

Presented to him by the Chairman of the Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County General Assembly, Dr. László Helmeczy, for his outstanding assistance in providing protection against the spring floods of 2001.

12 MARCH 2002

Prize for Hungarian Entrepreneurs

The prize, designed by the artist Endre Szász, is bestowed by the company Szféra Európa Kft. to Hungarians as well as foreigners who have achieved excellence in the fields of politics, science, art and sport. Dr. József Béres received it for his achievements in science and for his life’s work.

19 JANUARY 2002

Pro Naturali Medicina plaque

The Natural Healing Foundation awarded the accolade on this first occasion to Dr. József Béres Sr. in recognition of his decades of work in the field of naturopathy on the occasion of the Congress on Immunology.

19 OCTOBER 2001

Honorary Associate Professor

Bestowed by the Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences of Szent István University in recognition of his outstanding contributions to scientific research and for assisting students of the Faculty with scholarships.

15 JUNE 2001

Hungarian Heritage Award

Award of the Board of Trustees of the For Hungary Foundation for persons and works chosen on the basis of recommendations submitted by the country’s citizens. The committee announced it would admit József Béres to the Invisible Museum of the Hungarian Spirit; the inventor’s quest to improve the health of the individual was declared part of Hungarian heritage, and his name is preserved forever in the Golden Book.


Honorary Citizen of the Town of Kisvárda

In recognition of his activity in the interest of the town’s social and scientific development.

APRIL 28, 2000.

Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin Medal

An accolade presented by the Office of the President of the Russian Cosmonautics Federation for advances in the reacclimatising treatment of cosmonauts following spaceflight.

11 MARCH 2000

Most popular Hungarian

In the national pole entitled “2000 Hungarians” conducted by RTL Klub, Népszava, Színes RTV and MATÁVnet, József Béres was ranked fifth out of the 2000 candidates in the contemporary category.

29 DECEMBER 1999

Silver Pelican Award

As a token of appreciation from the General Assembly of the City of Szolnok.

28 DECEMBER 1999

“For our School” commemorative medal

Award from the Pál Kocsis Agricultural Vocational High School and Vocational Training Institute of Kecskemét for the former student and dedicated expert for his decades of research work and humanitarian services, in the institution’s 70th year since inception.


Certificate of appreciation

Memorial certificate from the Veszprém County chapter of the National Association of Pensioners’ Clubs and “Life in the Golden Years” for the Elderly on the occasion of the World Day of the Elderly.

1 OCTOBER 1999

Honorary Citizen of the City of Záhony

For the inventor of Béres Drops for enhancing the reputation of the city.

25 APRIL 1998

Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary, Officer’s Cross

Dr. József Béres Sr. receives the Order of Merit, Officer’s Cross for his work promoting the societal acceptance of the merits of health preservation.

20 AUGUST 1997


Certificate of recognition from the Munkács City Council, as an honorary member of the Chernobyl Association of Ukraine, for his selfless humanitarian assistance to the victims of the Chernobyl disaster.

27 JUNE 1997

Certificate of appreciation

On the occasion of the naming ceremony of the Somogyi Rezső Primary School in Kisvárda for his sacrificial work for the school.

5 OCTOBER 1995

Pro Natura et Vita Award

A certificate of appreciation presented by the Union of Hungarian Naturopaths in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the field of naturopathy, healthcare and environmental protection.

21 AUGUST 1995

Certificate of appreciation

Certificate of recognition from the Chairman of the Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County General Assembly on the occasion of the inventor’s 75th birthday.

21 FEBRUARY 1995

Gagarin Diploma


Certificate of Appreciation from the Municipality of Kisvárda

An accolade presented to him on the occasion of his 75th birthday.



Expression of gratitude from the bishops of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oradea and the Reformed Diocese of Királyhágómellék for his work as an inventor.

3 JUNE 1994

Naturopathic Medicine Award

From the Hungarian Chamber of Naturopaths for his activities in the field of healthcare and environmental protection.

21 AUGUST 1993

Contributions to Science Award

Awarded by the General Assembly of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county in recognition of the work he did for the county.

20 AUGUST 1993

Award for Unwavering Service to the Hungarian Nation

A certificate of recognition from the Hungarian Intellectual Property and Heritage Protection Association.


Honorary member of the Democratic Community of Vojvodina Hungarians

27 JUNE 1990

Award for services to the Town of Kisvárda

For the outstanding work he did for the town.


TIT [Scientific Dissemination Society] Gold Wreath Badge

For his contributions to the public good through the disseminating of scientific knowledge.


The life and work of renowned Hungarian researcher
Dr. József Béres Sr. has been honoured with
numerous other accolades.