Inventor Trevor Baylis has been made a CBE in the New Year Honours list. Best known for creating the Baygen wind-up radio, Mr Baylis was honoured for services to intellectual property. Throughout his colourful life, which involved a stint as a stuntman, Mr Baylis has spent much of his time inventing or involved with engineering.
Most recently he has campaigned to make the UK a more hospitable place for inventors, and is seeking to help them safeguard their creations. Via Wind-up radio inventor gets New Year Honour.