BBC business editor Robert Peston has been named as ‘non-acting television performer of the year’ at this year’s Broadcasting Press Guild awards. The honour was no doubt bestowed on Mr Peston in recognition of his scoop on the Northern Rock crisis, in addition to other breaking business stories. Here at JC Business, however, we doubt it is due to his unique ability to emphasise certain words and syllables for no apparent reason. The category’s other nominees were Cheryl Cole, Stephen Fry, Bruce Forsyth and John Sergeant. Tough competition.