Winter Dinner 27.Feb.2018

Tuesday 27 February 2018, 7:00pm to 10:30pm

Apothecaries’ Hall, Black Friars Lane, London EC4V 6EJ

Join us for a black tie dinner in the splendid surroundings of Apothecaries’ Hall, where drugs were made and sold from 1671 to as recently as 1922. Guests will enjoy a sumptuous three course dinner with fine wines and City traditions. Tickets are £135, please book early (link at the bottom of this page) as places are limited.

Our guest of honour is Lord Hill of Oareford  who will be talking to us about language, communications and the media in the context of Brexit. He will offer his views on the way we use language in politics and the media in this country, the difficulties that arise in the context of the Brexit negotiations as a result, bearing in mind that whilst the EU negotiators are fully connected to our language and our media, we are much less attuned to theirs.

Jonathan Hill 2As well as being a former political lobbyist and PR consultant, Lord Hill was a special adviser to Cabinet Minister Kenneth Clarke and an adviser to the Conservative Prime Minister John Major before being appointed a Government Minister in 2010. On Prime Minister David Cameron’s recommendation EU President Juncker appointed Hill in 2014 as the European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union. He took office as Britain’s representative on 1 November 2014 and announced his resignation on 25 June 2016 following the referendum to leave the EU.

Also, on the night we will be presenting two awards. The Clarity in Communications prize is awarded for excellence in communications.  The award is presented by the Company in partnership with the Worshipful Company of Glaziers & Painters of Glass. It recognises non-professional communications activity (i.e. not carried by a professional PR company or individual who trades as a public relations or communications practitioner) linked to the livery movement and the charitable sector. The prize – a specially designed and beautiful leaded glass roundel created by artist Emma Butler-Cole Aiken – will be awarded on the night. The winner will be a non-professional public relations practitioner.

Our Herald’s Award is for the best person or organisation that has used PR skills and knowledge to help and support a charity. If you would like to submit a nomination for either award please contact

Tickets are £135, places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.