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.
Our guest of honour is Lord Hill of Oakeford. As well as being a former political lobbyist and PR consultant, Lord Hill has been 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. Prime Minister David Cameron put Lord Hill’s name forward, on 15 July 2014, to be the next British EU Commissioner, upon which Lord Hill resigned from the Cabinet. On 10 September 2014, President Juncker appointed Hill as the European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union.
He took office as Britain’s representative in the Juncker Commission on 1 November 2014 but announced his resignation on 25 June 2016 following the referendum in the UK to leave the EU. Lord Hill will be speaking to us about PR, Politics the City and Brexit.
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 to submit a nomination for either award please contact email@example.com.
Places are limited so please book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.