A Queen's Award for Enterprise is probably the most prestigious accolade that a UK business can earn and each year we are honoured to be able to host a celebratory dinner for the winners of the International Trade category.
The winners are an inspiration to all UK businesses, having demonstrated a substantial and sustained increase in export earningks over three consecutive 12-month periods, to a level which is outstanding for the products and services concerned, and for the size of the organisation.
A fantastic opportunity to celebrate your win with your team, the dinner offers a wealth of networking opportunities with thought leaders and businesses involved in international trade.
The evening will include:
- A pre-dinner drinks reception
- Three course dinner with wine
- Guest speakers to entertain you
See our report from the previous event where we were delighted to have Humphrey Hawksley, a BBC foreign correspondent and author as the key-note speaker
This year's dinner will be held at the Fishmongers' Hall, London EC4R 9EL.
One of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of the City of London, and among the most ancient of the City Guilds. With its magnificent riverside position and architecture the Hall provides one of London’s finest settings where decorative splendour is matched by a flair for contemporary cuisine.
Tickets are priced at £150+VAT each, or buy a table of 10 for just £1350+VAT.
Guest Speaker: Reverend Richard Coles
A much-loved British reverend, radio presenter and speaker, Reverend Richard Coles has established himself as one of the Church of England‘s most unique and likeable leaders. Richard Coles personality is one to be cherished. Revelling in inspiring and motivating listeners, guests and members of his congregations alike, Richard is a a multi-dimensional guest speaker with plenty of stories to tell.
A former member of the hit band The Communards, alongside Jimmy Sommerville, which had three top ten hits, Richard’s experiences are diverse and thoroughly entertaining. The band topped the charts in 1986 with their dance version of Don’t Leave Me This Way, which became the bestselling song of the year.
For some time Richard went solo before stepping into various roles across the media, in television, radio and print publications. Alongside this, he was later ordained in 2005 and took roles as a curator and chaplain before becoming a parish priest in Finedon, Northamptonshire. Along the way, the famous priest served as the inspiration for the BBC Two sitcom, Rev and even took an advisory role on the show.
Alongside his religious commitments, Richard still finds time to participate in several broadcasts and media discussions. He has presented Nightwaves on Radio 3, Newsnight Review on BBC Two, a special edition of Songs of Praise and quiz show, Only Connect for Children In Need. He even used his status as the most high-profile gay priest in the broadcast of four-part radio series, Out in the World: A Global Gay History.
He has hosted the Saturday Live show on radio four on numerous occasions and featured as a panellist on the likes of Have I Got News For You, QI and Would I Lie To You?. In addition, Richard has graced the famous floor of Strictly Come Dancing and appeared as a contestant on Celebrity Masterchef. His CV even boasts top spot on Celebrity Mastermind back in 2014.