King is a consultant to a number of Government initiatives for disadvantaged youth, including the Home Office Task Force to reduce gun violence. She is a patron of the Horniman Museum, and a founder member of Net Women, a body of women in the media.
She attended Buckingham Palace at the Queen's invitation to celebrate exceptional achievements by British women such as J. K. Rowling and Cherie Blair and in 1999 was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). Other awards include an honorary fellowship of Goldsmiths College, University of London, an honorary degree of Doctor of Business Administration at London Metropolitan University (2006) as well as a Doctorate from Leeds Metropolitan University (2008).
King appeared alongside four multi-millionaire panel members in the ITV series Fortune - Million Pound Giveaway (2007), where members of the panel decide which "contestants" to award no-string grants, based on the merits of their pitch.
King is a guest speaker to audiences at universities, companies, network events and conferences.
- MOBO awards history
- List of Members of the Order of the British Empire, BBC News.
- "The Power List 2013", Woman's Hour, BBC Radio 4.