Hartswood Films’ Chairman Beryl Vertue awarded CBE in New Year’s Honours list

14 Jan 2016

We are thrilled to announce that Hartswood Films’ Chairman Beryl Vertue has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.

Beryl says the CBE is “a great honour and one I would not have received were it not for the support of the many talented people I have worked with over the years, particularly my two daughters, Sue and Debbie.”

She previously received an OBE in the 2000 New Year’s Honours List for services to independent production television, after founding Hartswood Films in 1988.

“Hartswood Films was one of the very first independent production companies when I launched it, and I’m proud to say we’re still independent today,” she says.

Alongside her role in bringing about some of the UK’s most definitive television programmes, Beryl has executive produced all three seasons of the acclaimed Hartswood Films production Sherlock.

Beryl has previously also been awarded the BAFTA Alan Clarke Award for Outstanding Creative Contribution to Television and a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Royal Television Society Programme Awards.