**NEW DATE** Join us at the ICC Birmingham to celebrate the region’s leading projects and the talented professional teams that make them happen, from design through to delivery. A firm fixture in the regional calendar, the Midlands & Central Awards lunch is a networking occasion not to be missed.

Start Date / Time 09 Oct 2020 12:00
End Date / Time 09 Oct 2020 15:30
Venue ICC Birmingham, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA
Category BCO Awards
National Yes
Region Midlands and East Anglia
Type Awards
Available to Non Members Yes
Members Price £125.00 ex VAT (£150.00 inc VAT)
Non-member Price £125.00 ex VAT (£150.00 inc VAT)


Guest will enjoy reception drinks and will then be seated for a 3-course lunch and entertainment from a guest speaker before the announcement of the regional award winners.

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Probably the only journalist to be doorstepped by a politician, John Sergeant was famously interrupted mid-broadcast by Margaret Thatcher. She emerged from the Paris Embassy, grabbed his microphone and declared her participation in the Conservative leadership ballot. The famous handbagging won John his place in television history and a Press Guild Award for the most memorable outside broadcast.


As memorable as it was, that incident was just one of many in the course of a 30 year career at the BBC, where John became Chief Political Correspondent. As a war reporter, he covered all the major trouble spots, including Northern Ireland, Vietnam, Rhodesia and the Middle East.


After leaving the BBC, and a spell as ITN’s Political Editor, John turned to writing. His memoirs, Give Me Ten Seconds, led to a nationwide tour of a hilarious onemanshow. His witty analysis of Thatcher’s life and career, Maggie: Her Fatal Legacy, became a best seller.


Now a freelance journalist and broadcaster, John is reporter on BBC1’s The One Show, has hosted Have I Got News For You?, and is a regular on many Radio 4 panel shows. John bravely defied his years when he became a hugely popular contestant on Strictly Come Dancing, with unexpected success. John displays his unique wit and keen sense of the absurd, whether his subject is contemporary politics or his experiences in combat zones. He has also been known to tackle his pet hates, which include the television series Casualty, 4x4 cars and…er…buying shoes.





John Sergeant








£125 +VAT per place
£1,250 +VAT per table of 10

Price includes drinks reception and, three course meal, tea & coffee, and Awards Presentation.

Bookings can be made by downloading the booking form and returning to Createvents:

Clare Hollick, BCO Awards, Createvents, 
24 Tesla Court, Innovation Way, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6FL
E: clare@createvents.co.uk F: 01733 294524





 Tickets for the event will not be issued until payment has been received in cleared funds.
1. Confirmation of booking: Bookings are only accepted with full payment in advance. Your table booking is not guaranteed until you have received written confirmation from CreatEvents. If you do not receive written confirmation within 10 working days, please contact us on 01733 294524.The BCO are unable to raise invoices in advance for payment but will issue a VAT invoice after payment has been received.
2. Cancellation policy: Unfortunately, due to commitments with the venue, we are unable to offer refunds.
3. Special dietary requirements: Instructions of how to order will be sent with your wine ordering information. Simply complete and return as instructed on the form. This form must be received at least 48 hours prior to the event, otherwise charges will apply and it may not be possible to take care of the specific requirements of any guest.
4. Lighting and special effects: It is the table booker's responsibility to inform guest(s) that special effects, including strobe lighting, may be used at the event.
5. Alterations: It may be necessary for reasons beyond our control to alter the venue or the date of the event. We will give you as much notice as we can and your booking will be transferred to the new venue or date.
6. Event cancellation: If we cancel the function we will refund all booking fees paid. We do not, however, accept liability for travelling, accommodation, or any other expenses incurred as a result of any cancellation or postponement of the event.
7. Loss or Damage: Our liability for loss or damage incurred as the result of cancellation or postponement of the event is limited to the amount of your booking fee.
8. Guest speaker: The guest speaker is subject to change as a consequence of illness, accident or other reasons beyond our control. In such a circumstance a suitable replacement will be found.

These terms and conditions are governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute.