Join Paul Patenall at the Guildhall, London, as he begins his Presidential Year of the BCO. This event is open to BCO members and their guests.

Start Date / Time 23 Sep 2019 12:00
End Date / Time 23 Sep 2019 15:00
Venue Guildhall, Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7HH
National Yes
Region London and the South East
Type Dinner
Available to Non Members No


This year's guest speaker is Richard Noble.

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Individual - £205 +VAT 
Table of 10 - £2,050 +VAT - SOLD OUT
Table of 12 - £2,460 +VAT

12:00 Champagne Reception
12:45 Lunch
15:00 Formal Close

Cost inclusive of champagne and table wine.

Smart business attire

Guildhall MapPlease use entrance ‘F’ on the map. Please note that all bags will need to be scanned on arrival by The Guildhall’s security.


Richard Noble


Richard Noble held the land speed record for over ten years with the Thrust2. He then led the team developing the first ever supersonic land speed car, the 100,000 HP ThrustSSC - effectively retaining his own world record. He was the project director of the BloodhoundSSC, an attempt to break the 1,000mph barrier.

An entrepreneur and pilot, Richard has worked on businesses and projects on land, sea and air but all marked by his personal drive, determination, and ethos that risk should be embraced, not avoided. He is an inspiring speaker. His emphasis is on leadership, teamwork and motivation - working against established, ingrained methods and assumptions. He believes that high risk yields high rewards, in business as in life, but risk that can be calculated, not recklessness.

As our guest speaker, Richard will focus on ‘new ideas, new technology, and new thinking’. He is determined to change the UK’s education system from learning by memorisation to engaging with children’s imaginations, using his Bloodhound Education Programme as an inspiration device for this.

Further to this, the BloodhoundSSC company is one which inspires – it operates a non-hierarchical structure with open communication being the key feature, allowing for innovation and an encouraging environment for its’ employees. When they broke the Sound Barrier in 1997, they challenged the old hierarchical Maclaren F1 team and achieved the supersonic record on 12% of their budget. They had to give up! Join us to hear more from Richard Noble.


GUEST LIST :Please provide SAS Event Management with the names and companies of your guests by Friday 6 September 2019.

SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS: Please let SAS Event Management know of any dietary requirements by Friday 6 September 2019.

RECEPTION: Each company booking a full table will be allocated a space at the Reception marked with their company name.

CONDITIONS OF BOOKING: Bookings cannot be processed without payment. Cancellations received in writing on or before Friday 23 August 2019 will qualify for a full refund less 20% administration charge. Any cancellations thereafter will not be refunded.

ADDITIONAL ENQUIRIES: For further information about the lunch please contact SAS Event Management, Old George Brewery, Rollestone Street, Salisbury SP1 1DX. Tel: 01722 339 811 or email: