Thank you to all of those who joined us last Wednesday at our temporary new home, The Berkeley for a brilliant evening with Fever-Tree CEO and Co-founder, Tim Warrillow. Tim’s story of the creation of Fever-Tree was fascinating and a masterclass in the craft of brand building. The Gin and Whisky Fever-tree cocktails proved to be quite a hit too!
Next month’s speaker on Wednesday 4 March will be Tony Hall, Director-General of the BBC. Tony joined the BBC as a news trainee in 1973 and during a 28 year career at the corporation held roles including Senior Producer at World at One, Assistant Editor of the Nine O’clock News, Output Editor for Newsnight, culminating as Chief Executive of BBC News – a post which he held until 2001. After more than a decade in charge of the Royal Opera House, Tony returned to the BBC in 2013 as the 16th Director-General and will leave the corporation this summer. As the BBC approaches its centenary Tony’s view on the future of the corporation and Public Service Broadcasting will be fascinating.
I am also delighted to announce that before dinner we will have a very special performance from the Grammy award winning violinist, Nicola Benedetti. Nicola is one of the world’s most talented and sought-after musicians and I am thrilled that she has agreed to perform for us.
As a reminder we will be at the Berkeley for the March dinner and dinner will be called at the earlier time of 7.30pm so make sure you are there from 7pm for the champagne reception.
I hope you will join us for what promises to be a special evening. As always you can book online or write to Clare.
I look forward to seeing you all at The Berkeley on March 4th.