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Media and advertising individuals celebrated in New Year's Honours list

By Hamish Mackay

December 31, 2011 | 2 min read

Alongside Jonathan Ive, Apple's head of design, being awarded a knighthood in the New Year Honours list, many other servants to media and design have also been recognised.

Essex-born Ive, who can now style himself Sir Jonathan, has been made a Knight Commander of the British Empire (KBE).

Raised in Chingford, he began working for Apple in 1992 and since then has been the brains behind many of its products.

Also knighted is Peter Bazalgette - the man who brought Big Brother –to UK screens.

The 58-year-old was also credited with being behind series such as Ground Force, Changing Rooms and Ready Steady Cook. He also oversaw shows such as Fame Academy, Restoration and Deal Or No Deal.

While he did not invent the format for Big Brother he was credited with playing a major part in making the show a success.

In recent years he has acted largely as a consultant to the TV industry and for digital media.

Folk from the world of newspapers, broadcasting, advertising and publishing appear on the New Year Honours list which was published today. They include:


Andrew William Brown, lately director-general, Advertising Association; Rona Fairhead, chairman and CEO, Financial Times Group; Clive James, for services to literature and the media; Paul Smith, founder and chair, Celador Entertainment.


Alex Crawford, special correspondent, Sky News; Helen Ellis, services to publishing; Murray Grigor, services to architecture and film; Stuart Hall, services to broadcasting and charity; Robin Hodge, publisher, The List. For services to arts and culture; Lorraine Kelly, for services to charity and the Armed Forces.


David Rodigan, for services to broadcasting


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