A number of leading after dinner speakers, presenters and motivational speakers are named in the prestigious 2015 Debrett's list of 500 influential people. The list which celebrates British people of achievement and influence is compiled by an independent panel and includes Clare Balding, Andrew Neil, John Humphrys, Lord Coe and Ian Hislop.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes Everest trip tops list of most significant journeys from UK
According to an extensive Heathrow survey, Sir Ranulph's flight that led to him reaching the summit of Everest - and cross both polar ice caps, is the most significant journey of the last century. Fellow motivational speaker, Sir Robin Knox Johnson was also named in the top 5 for his departure to go on and single-handedly circumnavigate the globe.