A former Astronomer Royal has described a Birmingham entrepreneur as a 'born promoter'.
Matthew Boulton, who was born in 1728 and died in 1809, is to be honoured in Westminster Abbey with a memorial.
He is best known for producing top of the range steam engines in the eighteenth century.
The Dean of Westminster made the decision to honour Boulton at Westminster Abbey alongside those of more than 300 other people who were not buried there. His name will be memorialised there.
An 18th century Birmingham-born entrepreneur who helped lay the foundations for Britain's Industrial Revolution is to be honoured by a memorial in Westminster Abbey.
Matthew Boulton is best known for producing state of the art steam engines in the eighteenth century.
He died in 1809.