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Sir Martyn Lewis CBE

Executive Chairman, Your Big Day Limited

During three decades as a television journalist Martyn anchored every mainstream national news programme on ITV & BBC TV, including News At Ten and the Six O’Clock News. He now balances extensive work in the voluntary sector with starting his own company. His current charity roles include Chair of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (part of the Honours system) and President of Fixers, which produces videos of “young people using their past to fix the future”. He recently served 6 years as Chairman of NCVO (the main umbrella group for the voluntary sector) and, as a long-time campaigner for "solutions-focused journalism", he remains Chair of NCVO’s “Constructive Voices” project, Patron of Positivenews.org.uk and a Director of IPSO (The Independent Press Standards Organisation). He presents a weekly interview programme called “Agenda” on “The Wireless”, Age UK’s radio station for the over-50s”. He is author of six books, including “Reflections On Success”, recently republished on Kindle. His new company, YourBigDay Ltd, offers unique video “time-capsules” for virtually every date and year over the last century – drawn from the Reuters and ITN archives, and delivered only online. (www.yourbigday.tv). Martyn was awarded a CBE in 1997 and a knighthood in 2016 for services to the voluntary sector.