What happens on the night?

IET Innovation AwardsWe’re looking forward to welcoming you to the IET Innovation Awards to join us in sharing the celebration and excitement of the evening.

During the ceremony you will see and hear about some truly fantastic work and innovation within engineering, all from budding and experienced inventors and technologists and we welcome you to attend the Discover Innovation: Shortlist Showcasea room dedicated to meeting some of our shortlisted guests and seeing their highly commended work first hand.

As our guest, you will be welcomed by a sparkling drinks reception before being invited to enjoy a beautifully prepared three course meal and be right in the heart of the awards as winners are announced throughout the evening.

What you can expect..

18:00 Welcome sparkling drinks reception and the Discover Innovation: Shortlist Showcase opens

19:30 Dinner Served

22:45 Announcement of the winner of the brand new category, the E&T Innovation of the Year Award

23:00 Close of ceremony followed by a cash bar

00:00 Carriages

The host

Sally Phillips

Sally Phillips is a comic actress and writer.

Listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy (2003), she is instantly recognisable forces behind Channel 4’s award-winning comedy sketch show, Smack the Pony.

From I’m Alan Partridge to Hippies, Green Wing, Miranda, Parents and Veep, Sally has been a near-constant comic presence on British television.

She has also starred in three Bridget Jones films and The Decoy Bride, which she co-wrote.

Sally has played the eponymous character Claire in Radio 4’s award-winning sitcom, Clare in the Community, since 2004.

In 2016 she fronted a documentary A World Without Down’s Syndrome? (BBC2), exploring the ethical implications of our national screening policy. It was nominated for the Radio Times Readers Awards.

Sally’s intelligence, talent, and razor-sharp wit make her perfect for a range of corporate events.

Sally was born in Hong Kong. Her father, Tim Phillips, was the Chairman of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, who host The Wimbledon Championship. She graduated from New College Oxford, where she read Italian, with a First Class Honours degree.


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