Actor, comedian and motivational speaker, Francesca Martinez has just received an Honorary Doctorate from The Open University 'For making Britain a more compassionate and fairer society'. Her acceptance speech gained a standing ovation

 

Francesca is also due to receive another Honorary Doctorate from Bradford University in December.

 

As an outstanding motivational speaker, Francesca has previously been nominated for the `Motivator of the Year' Award - prestigious recognition for an individual who is a top achiever in fields of sport, entertainment. business or charity.  She was nominated alongside  Olympic Gold Medallist, Matthew Pincent,   and Sir Bob Geldof.  Francesca was also an Ambassador for the London Olympics.  On speaking at the World Economic Forum feedback was glowing, "Francesca’s speech was the hit of the evening – funny, personal and very inspirational. Everyone singled her out and said what a great speaker she was. Her impact was amazing and we’d love her to come back next year."