What then will 2013 bring? Who are going to be the key people that we will be talking about in tech, sport and style?
Our rather small panel of Brandish writers got together then to name the 15 people we think are going to have a very good year in 2013. Some have achieved incredible things already, others will become much higher profile next year. We may of course be way off the mark, but at this point if we were betting men these are the 15 we’d be slapping the cash on.
So here’s the list. Who have we missed?
Dickens used to work on outer wear for Burberry and those skills have helped his new company Farrell, which is owned by singer Robbie Williams, unveil some rather fantastic coats and jackets. We also love the brand's quirky English take and its stylish and witty blog. We are expecting big things from Farrell next year.