Risk-takers rewarded as former Olympus boss Woodford wins

AND SO we boldly go to the British Museum, where the fourth annual FT Boldness in Business Awards were held last night.

The world’s risk-takers and whistleblowers mingled with athlete Christine Ohuruogu; Locog chief Paul Deighton; and Lakshmi Mittal, head of co-sponsor ArcelorMittal.

Michael Woodford MBE (pictured), the man who exposed camera firm Olympus’s huge accounting scandal, was named person of the year by the judges.

Amazon took home the “Drivers of Change” title for its revolutionary business model, while water treatment firm Hyflux won best newcomer. Unilever clinched a corporate responsibility award.