President’s Dinner’s appetite for award

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Sheffield Chamber of Commerce’s President’s Dinner is in the running for a national award.

The 2011 Dinner was held at Sheffield’s Anglican Cathedral for the first time and is among the runners for the award for the Best In-House Event at the UK Event Awards, organised by the marketing and media magazine The Drum.

Sheffield Chamber’s event has been short-listed alongside events organised by TalkTalk, Leeds City College and IAS B2B.

Sheffield Chamber events manager Kate Stephenson said: “To be short-listed for this national award is a fantastic achievement for the chamber and recognition of all the hard work undertaken by a number of people in staging the President’s dinner.

“We wanted an event which was different to all others and the Sheffield Cathedral created a breathtaking setting for the evening. We had terrific feedback from all who attended the dinner which was why we staged this year’s event at the Cathedral for a second successive year.”

More than 300 people attended the 2011 Chamber’s President’s Dinner, at which Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Britain’s most successful ever Paralympian, was the principal guest, along with the Downhill Mountain Biking World Champion Steve Peat, from Sheffield.