People of Today 2013 - Hardback Edition
This definitive guide to Britain's meritocracy is the major biographical study of the UK's most influential and successful people. Debrett's People of Today recognises the achievements of over 25,000 people drawn from every sector of society, providing the widest possible coverage of any biographical reference book in the UK.
Leading figures include
- chairmen, chief executives & managing directors of leading companies
- members of the medical profession
- directors of banks and financial institutions
- architects, designers and engineers
- artists, composers & musicians
- members of the legal profession
- directors of marketing & advertising agencies
- film, theatre & television actors
- editors, publishers and journalists
- scientists, academics & educationalists
- leading literary figures
- sportsmen & sportswomen
- bishops and church leaders
- MPs, MEPs, MSPs, MLAs and AMs.
Typically our expert editors pick over 300 new entrants each year, as well as making over 20,000 amendments made to existing entries. Not all entrants are guaranteed a place in Debrett's People of Today for life, unlike certain other reference works, making it the most contemporary reference guide of its kind.
For each entrant a full biographical resume is presented - the person's correct title and decorations, date of birth, family history and education, recent position, achievements, career, recreations and clubs, and contact details.
Each resume also includes the entrant's preferred style of address, unique to Debrett's People of Today and therefore not available in any other publication.
Quite simply, only Debrett's People of Today brings this breadth and depth of information together in one place to provide a snapshot of those high achievers pre-eminent in their fields.
Debrett's People of Today also includes several indices to complement the biographies and act as an invaluable comprehensive reference source in their own right.
These cover business, charities, civil service, clubs, education establishments, embassies, law, politics and other professional fields. Detailed contact information is provided for each of the above.
The indices enable the reader to search for the Chief Constable of a particular police force or CEO of a specific company without needing to know his or her name. Again, this is unique to Debrett's People of Today.