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 Drinks Reception
19:50 Guests seated and welcome remarks
20:05 Dinner is served
23:00 Entertainment and post-dinner networking drinks
Sandi Toksvig OBE
The diminutive Dane has been wowing audiences with her caustic wit since her student days, when she appeared in Cambridge Footlights reviews. Now dividing her time between travelling, writing and performing, Sandi presents Radio 4’s Excess Baggage and The News Quiz. She is also a regular on I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue. TV credits include Mock the Week, QI and the first ever episode of Have I Got News For You. Sandi has written a number of children’s books, starting with Tales From The Norse’s Mouth. She has also been successful with non-fiction, including Island Race - an account of her voyage around the coast of Great Britain with her friend and former Beirut hostage John McCarthy. Sandi has been named Channel 4 Political Humourist of the Year, and Radio Broadcaster of the Year by the Press Guild.
Black tie and evening/cocktail dress
Selection of breads and butter
Poached seabass, pea purée, quinoa and mint gel
Beef fillet, Stilton crust, Bordelaise sauce, mash, Savoy cabbage
Strawberry, white chocolate and pistachio dome
Coffee and mini mince pies
White wine – Chateau Montcabier Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon, Bordeaux Superieur 2016
Red wine – Chateau La Fleur Plaisance, Montagne Saint-Emilion 2012
½ bottle of wine is included per person along with unlimited still/sparkling water
Should you wish to upgrade your wine or order additional beverages please do so via this form. Full beverage list can be found here.
Hilton Park Lane
22 Park Lane
Table of 10
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