We are delighted to invite you to the first SME4Labour Gala Dinner and Labour Excellence Awards on Monday 19 December 2016. The event will be held at Park Lane Sheraton Hotel in London.
The evening will begin with a reception from 6pm, with dinner commencing at 7.30pm. A three course meal with beer, wine and soft drinks will be served. The dress code will be lounge suit, cocktail dress or equivalent.
We are pleased to announce that both the Leader of the Labour Party, Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP and Deputy Leader, Tom Watson MP, John McDonnell MP, Angela Eagle MP will join us and speak at the dinner. In addition, a number of other Shadow Cabinet, leading backbench Labour MPs and Labour grandees have confirmed they will be in attendance. It promises to be the best attended Labour event of the Christmas period.
The event will showcase the Labour Party’s commitment to small and medium-sized enterprises, family businesses, start-ups and freelance workers – a growing part of the UK economy which forms the backbone of communities across the UK.
The night will also see the launch of the Labour Excellence Awards, which will recognise the impact of Labour members at the local and national level. We are accepting nominations for awards, to be decided by a panel of judges appointed by SME4Labour, in the following categories:
- Labour MP of the year
- Shadow Cabinet member of the year
- Labour peer of the year
- Labour MEP of the year
- Labour council of the year
- Labour councillor/local authority member of the year
- Labour MSP of the year
- Labour Welsh Assembly Member of the year
- Labour London Assembly Member of the year
- Labour elected mayor of the year
- Labour PPC of the year
- Labour CLP of the year
- Labour parliamentary assistant of the year
- Labour researcher of the year
- Trade union of the year
- Socialist society of the year
- Friends group of the year
- Think-tank of the year
We welcome you to submit nominations for the Labour Excellence Awards by emailing us via firstname.lastname@example.org. please include the award, your nominated person/group and the reason for your nomination.
The prices for the Gala Dinner and Labour Excellence Awards are as follows:
Premium ticket: £100
Premium table of 10: £950
Standard ticket: £75
Standard table of 10: £700
We hope that you will be able to join us for this wonderful occasion, show your support for the small business community and celebrate our annual awards ceremony.
Ibrahim Dogus, Chair
On behalf of SME4Labour Executive Committee