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The BVCA’s annual Chair’s Dinner brings together BVCA Chairs, past and present, along with senior industry figures, parliamentarians, elite members of the media, officials, regulators and other major players in corporate Britain and beyond. The evening also includes the presentation of the South East Management Team Award winners 2020. This exclusive dinner is where we say farewell to one chair and hello to another, reflecting on the 12 months past and the year ahead, one which certainly promises to be very interesting. Please note that this is an invitation-only event. For further information please contact the Events Team.
18:00 Guest arrival and pre-dinner reception
18:45 Call for dinner
19:10 Welcome address by BVCA Chair, Cheryl Potter
19:15 Dinner service
20:30 South East regional MTA's presented by Michael Moore and Mo Merali
20:40 Dinner service resumes
21:00 Introduction by Cheryl Potter followed by guest speaker, Lord Daniel Finkelstein OBE
21:25 Closing remarks from the BVCA Vice Chair, Neil MacDougall
Lord Daniel Finkelstein OBEDaniel Finkelstein is a columnist and broadcaster and former Executive Editor and Associate Editor of The Times. He is also a member of the Lords and has served as an advisor to the Conservative Party.
Danny began his career as Chair of the Young Social Democrats, a group of whom went on to join the Conservatives. After serving as director of a Westminster think tank focusing on social policy, he became a political advisor to John Major and then William Hague and Secretary to the Shadow Cabinet. He played an early role in attempts to modernise the party alongside the likes of David Cameron and
Following a brief spell in data communications, Danny joined The Times, started their blog, and worked his way up to the leader columns. He's also written a highly regarded and very distinctive statistics-based football review, and regular columns
for The Jewish Chronicle.
Known for taking an objective, insider's view of Westminster, Danny is a prominent commentator in the media, and a regular on Radio 4's satirical panel show The News Quiz. His talks provide a sharp and entertaining insight into the political scene examining the key policies and personalities with wry humour and genuine knowledge.
StarterChicken liver parfait, red onion marmalade
MainBeef Wellington with truffle jus, with selection of vegetables
DessertApple tart tatin with salted caramel ice cream
WineChateau Le Crock 2009012 Bourgogne Blanc 2016
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