Top TV journalist Sally Bundock to host Gala Dinner & Charity Ball

Top TV journalist Sally Bundock to host Gala Dinner & Charity Ball

The inaugural Southwark Business Excellence Awards Gala Dinner and Charity Ball is the booming London borough’s ‘hot ticket’ of 2018.

Compered by top financial journalist, Sally Bundock (pictured here), the glittering black-tie awards ceremony on Thursday, 21st June 2018 promises to be a truly sparkling evening of celebration, networking and first-class entertainment.

Sally, a financial journalist for 20 years, joined the business team at the BBC in 2002 and has been presenting the early morning edition of World Business Report on BBC One, BBC News Channel and BBC World News for the past 10 years.

She will preside over the awards in the spectacular setting of the ballroom at London Hilton Bankside Hotel, where over 450 guests will enjoy a drinks reception, a three-course dinner with wine, as well as music and dancing to the big band sound of The Supreme Collective.

Guests at the event will also have the chance to participate in a charity auction and raffle offering amazing prizes to raise money for local good causes, including London Southwark Giving.

But the highlight of the evening will be the exclusive announcement of the winners of the first ever awards – including the premier award, the overall Southwark Business of the Year – chosen by independent judges from a shortlist of 100 businesses.

Looking forward to the Gala Dinner & Charity Ball, Peter Mantell, Chair of Awards Partner Southwark Chamber, said: “The awards give Southwark a unique opportunity to celebrate the business community’s achievements. I hope to see as many businesses as possible coming together for the highlight of the awards programme, the Gala Dinner and Charity Ball awards ceremony, which promises to be a fabulous evening.”

The Southwark Business Excellence Awards in association with Lewisham and Southwark College have already been declared a success after a sold-out launch party at The Shard and an “outstanding” number of high quality entries in their first year. The awards attracted 171 submissions from 122 different companies in the borough.

Backed by Lewisham Southwark College and Awards Partners, Southwark Chamber of Commerce, Southwark Council, and White Label Creative, the awards are sponsored by: British Land, CIT, ENGIE, Grosvenor, Landsec, Lendlease, UAL: London College of Communication, and Sellar. The programme is supported by Jensen’s Gin, Shangri-La Hotel, and Southwark News.

For more information about the awards, contact the events team at or call 0208 726 7968.

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