Programme 

About the night

Below is everything you need to know about this evening, including the menu and wine, and your host. 

Evening summary

7pm: Champagne reception, where you can network and catch up with colleagues, clients and peers 

8pm: Dinner. Three courses, including wine 

9.45pm: Speeches, then the host will take to the stage 

10.00pm: Awards ceremony. It’s time!

11.00pm: It’s time to dance!

Menu

Starter

  • Truffle Goat’s Cheese & Tomato Chutney Tart (v)
    • Served with glazed cherry tomatoes and herb emulsion

Main

  • Slow Braised Lamb Shank
    • Served with spring onion mash, roast root vegetables and braising gravy

Or

  • Roasted Vegetable & Smoked Cheese Wellington (v)
    • Served with seasonal vegetables and sauce vierge

Dessert

  • Dark Chocolate Cheesecake
    • With caramel hazelnuts and berry gel

Wine 

  • White: Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie, Corte Vigna 
  • Red: Merlot, Tekena

Host

Mark WatsonMark Watson

Mark Watson is one of the most talked-about British comedians to emerge in recent years. An Edinburgh Festival Award Winner and Time Out Critic’s Choice, Mark’s recent TV credits include Taskmaster (Dave) and Bear Grylls’ Celebrity Island (Channel 4).

The winner of numerous prizes, Mark has been the face of shows such as BBC Four’s We Need Answers and BBC Radio 4’s Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better. He has also appeared on Mock The Week, Celebrity Pointless, Have I Got News For You, Would I Lie To You?, Live At The Apollo and Channel 4’s Comedy Gala. He is currently recording another series of his hit Radio 4 show Mark Watson Talks A Bit About Life.

In August 2016, Mark performed his latest show, I’m Not Here at the Edinburgh Festival, and then went on to tour it around the UK from September to December 2016. The show has received 4 and 5 star reviews.

Not only a stand-up, Mark has written six novels: Bullet Points (2004), A Light-Hearted Look At Murder (2007), Eleven (2010), The Knot (2012), Hotel Alpha (2014), and The Place That Didn’t Exist (2016).