Congratulations to motivational speaker, TV presenter and charity campaigner, Esther Rantzen on her Damehood recently announced in the New Year's Honours.  Congratulations also to athletics champion and former Chair of the England Institute of Sport, Steve Cram on his CBE, also awarded to actor, comedian and writer, Meera Syal.


Conference speaker, host , inventor, entrepreneur and founder of Trevor Baylis Brands plc, Trevor Baylis,  was also awarded a CBE for servies to intellectual property.  Two other high profile entrepreneurs also received the CBE honours, Dragon's Den regular, James Caan and founder, Brent Hoberman.


Comedian and writer and event host, James Corden was awarded an OBE prior to joining CBS as the host of The Late, Late Show in the States