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Annual Gala Dinner 19

Hilton Park Lane, 22 Park Lane, London, W1K 1BE
28 November 2019
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Annual Gala Dinner 2019


The Annual Gala Dinner brings together the private equity and venture capital community at the end of the year for an evening of networking, musical entertainment and a high profile guest speaker, all amongst festive surroundings. The Annual Gala Dinner will also host the BVCA Management Team Awards (National Winners) to recognise and celebrate the industry's success stories across the UK.


18.30 - 02.00


18.30 Guest arrival and pre dinner drinks

19.30 Call for Dinner

19.50 Welcome Address by Cheryl Potter, BVCA Chair

19.55 Impetus speech

20.00 Dinner service begins

21.20 National Management Team Awards presented by Michael Moore, BVCA Director General

21.35 Dinner service resumes

22.20 Charity prize draw presented by Michael Moore followed by introduction to guest speaker, Laura Kuenssberg

22.50 Closing remarks by Cheryl Potter

23.00 Post dinner drinks

00.00 Complimentary bar finishes

02.00 Event closes


Laura Kuenssberg, Political Editor, BBC

Laura Kuenssberg has been the BBC’s Political Editor since 2015, when she became the first woman, and youngest journalist to take on the role; leading the corporation’s political coverage. She works across a wide range of BBC programmes; in particular, the 6 and 10 O’clock News and the Today programme.

Laura’s work has been recognised, including Broadcaster of the Year and Journalist of the Year in 2016 for her coverage of the dramatic events of the EU Referendum. Laura received the Journalist of the Year award jointly with Katya Adler at the London Press Club Awards in April 2019. 


Cured lemongrass and beetroot salmon with wild rocket gel, candied beetroot, pineapples and heritage radishes

Beef short rib, mini beef and mushroom pie, Savoy cabbage, thyme baked carrots and braised apple

Cappuccino dessert

Followed by
Coffee and petit fours

Picpoul de Pinet, Réserve Mirou
Bourgogne Pinot Noir Couvent des Jacobins, Louis Jadot

Dress Code

Black tie and evening/cocktail dress


Hilton Park Lane
22 Park Lane

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Single seat
Member £435.00 + VAT

Table of 10 

Member £3,795.00 + VAT


There is limited allocation, please email jhughes@bvca.co.uk to discuss participation.

For availability and other enquiries please contact events@bvca.co.uk

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The BVCA have been given a 20% discount on all accommodation at the Hilton on Park Lane. The rate includes VAT and breakfast with free cancellation up to 1 day prior to the arrival.

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