The speaker for the Cornwall Business Awards 2020 was revealed at an official launch event this morning (Feb 14).

Ben Fogle first burst into the nation’s screens during one of the UK’s first reality TV shows Castaway.

Marooned on a remote Scottish island to build a self-sufficient community, the show was filmed and broadcast over a year in 2000 on BBC One. Fogle was the standout star, launching a career as that has seen him present programmes such as Countryfile, Animal Park and Crufts.

Fogle has kept up his adventurer spirit climbing Mount Everest, rowing across the Atlantic, raced across Antarctica to the South Pole and crossed the deserts of the Empty Quarter in the Middle East.

He has written nine best-selling books, is United Nations Patron of the Wilderness and the Red Cross as well as being an ambassador to WWF and Hearing Dogs for the Deaf.

Fogle will have plenty of inspirational stories to tell from presenting documentaries on diverse subjects like Captain Scott in Antarctica and crocodiles in Botswana and can currently be seen on Channel 5 with his show New Lives in the Country.

The Cornwall business community will gather for the awards night on June 25 with applications for the awards open now until March 23.

Find out more about the awards and sign up here.