Bill Kenwright CBE

Fellow of the Year 2014

Bill Kenwright is difficult to categorise by tacit skill – he is multi-talented and diverse in addition to being entrepreneurial.

Held in the highest esteem by the theatre, TV, radio and film industry, Bill epitomises all that is inspiring in the entertainment and sport arenas. He is entertaining, warm, intelligent, funny and engaging. He has achieved professional success as an actor, film producer, businessman and also as Everton FC Chairman over several decades. He has spent the last 15 years repositioning Everton to become a hugely successful club.

Bill Kenwright CBE

His astute business acumen propelled him from a small office in London’s West End to establishing the UK’s largest independent theatre and film production company. It has been estimated that he employs more actors in a year than any employer other than the BBC.


Past Winners

Fellow of the Year 2017

Sebastian Conran

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Fellow of the Year 2016

Eve Pollard OBE


Fellow of the Year 2015

Fellow of the Year 4
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Fellow of the Year 2013

Fellow of the Year 7
Sir John Robert Madejski OBE DL


Fellow of the Year 2012

Fellow of the Year 21
Liam O’Connor


Fellow of the Year 2011

Fellow of the Year 15
Robin Gibb CBE


Fellow of the Year 2010

Mark Wilkinson OBE
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