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?
Having described himself as a player whose only rivals are Messi and Ronaldo Wilfried Zaha certainly has the self-belief to succeed. Whether the Crystal Palace winger is as big a hit in the Premiership (and he has no shortage of clubs vying for his signature) as he is in the Championship remains to be seen. But he could be the most exciting thing in English football since some young lad from Liverpool who now plays for United.