Annual Dinner and Presentation of the Gold Awards

Details for the 2020 event coming soon! 

Connecting the entire retail property and placemaking industry

We'll be bringing together the most influential and inspirational players from across the sector including; commercial & residential investment and development, in & out of town leasing and investment agents, UK & international retailers, FB and leisure operators, construction & infrastructure companies, Local Authorities & other public sector bodies, innovation experts and trend spotters

It's also your chance to find out who takes home a prestigious Gold Award, as we'll be rewarding the very best examples of development, investment and asset management; rewarding leading retail formats and placemaking initiatives. 

We’ll also be celebrating best in class retailers and operators who are keeping pace in a continually evolving marketplace - it's set to be an unmissable evening!

Got any questions about Annual Dinner? Check out our FAQs here.

Interested in knowing which companies will be in attendance? See the list here.

Our after-dinner speaker.

Introducing, Matt Forde.









A former political advisor and now a comedian and radio and TV host, Matt Forde is passionate about politics. The host of Dave’s irreverent look at the week’s events, Unspun with Matt Forde, he also presents his own podcast The Political Party, and indulges his other passion as co-host of Rock ‘n’ Roll Football on Absolute Radio.

After combining work for the Labour Party with working with the likes of Russell Howard and Jon Richardson, as well as writing for shows like 8 Out of 10 Cats and Stand Up for the Week, Matt left politics and took to the stage. His Edinburgh show, Eyes to the Right, Nose to the Left inspired Matt Forde’s Political Party, a sell-out series of topical standup and interviews with the great and the good (and some in-between) of Westminster.

Matt has become a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe and on the comedy circuit nationwide. He took his show Brexit, Pursued by a Bear to the Fringe, whilst his original show has evolved in to a successful monthly podcast, The Political Party, recorded live in Westminster. Guests have included names from across the political spectrum from Tony Blair to Jacob Rees-Mogg, Alastair Campbell to David Davis, and Nigel Farage to John Bercow.

Away from his own shows, Matt has appeared on Have I Got News for You? and Question Time, Mock the Week and The One Show. He is also a regular guest on Radio 4’s The News Quiz and The Now Show, and has even cropped up in a cameo in Black Mirror, and as President Trump in Al Murray’s Make Christmas Great Again.

Matt will be on hand to entertain you and present the winner of our Re:turn award. Find out more about our Gold Awards

Ticket prices*:

Standard tickets

Table of 10
Member: £2,900
Non-member: £3,400

Table of 12
Member: £3,480
Non-member: £4,080

Individual tickets
Member: £290
Non-member: £340

Your ticket includes attendance to the pre-dinner drinks reception, dinner and presentation of the Gold Awards. Table wine and hosted bars/receptions are not included in the price and can be ordered separately via the Grosvenor House Hotel website once your booking has been confirmed.


Premium tickets

In addition to attendance to the pre-dinner drinks reception, dinner and presentation of the Gold Awards, premium tickets include priority placement within the room, an initial allocation of wine on your table, a glass of bubbles as you are seated, additional branding opportunities and access to photography. Further drinks can be purchased via the Grosvenor House Hotel or on the evening.

Table of 10
Premium Member: £3,500
Premium Non-member: £4,000

Table of 12
Premium Member: £4,200
Premium Non-member: £4,800

Individual tickets
Premium Member: £350
Premium Non-member: £400

*prices shown are exclusive of VAT. 




Supporting Partner







Dransfield Properties marked the company’s 25th anniversary in 2017. The company was formed in 1992 by the founder and managing director Mark Dransfield. Based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Dransfield Properties has a strong reputation for delivering high quality retail and mixed use developments in market towns and district centres, working with some of the leading names in the industry. The company owns and manages shopping centres in north Sheffield, Morpeth, Gainsborough, Manchester, Selby and Stroud as well as a successful history of developing high quality stand-alone food stores across the country. 

Dransfield Properties prides itself on its attention to detail and high quality architecture – resulting in a number of high profile industry awards including the BCSC Gold Award for Marshall’s Yard in Gainsborough in 2007 and the RICS Pro-Yorkshire Award for Regeneration in 2015 for the Penistone 1 development in Penistone, South Yorkshire. The RICS Pro Yorkshire Award was also awarded in May 2017 to Fox Valley in north Sheffield.

In 2019 the company will start one of its most ambitious projects to date; delivering a new town centre to underpin the Waverley development in the Sheffield City Region which is home to the world renowned Advanced Manufacturing Park as well as a major transformation of a brownfield site into a new residential area.

During 2018, the company has also taken ownership of the Merrywalks Shopping Centre in Stroud, Gloucestershire and major refurbishment work is now underway to make significant improvements to the rundown centre.

The team at Dransfield Properties pride themselves on the company’s strong community ethos and are committed to working in partnership with local stakeholders to deliver successful developments.



Re:lax Category Sponsor







DAC Beachcroft is an international legal firm. A specialist and dedicated asset management and development  group, part of a 140 strong real estate team, offers strength and depth in five centres of excellence around the UK. We provide a comprehensive service to major property and investment companies with an interest in retail and leisure helping our clients create and manage exciting and sustainable destination and communities.



Re:generate Category Sponsor










Over the last decade, Ellandi has been at the forefront of delivering change to more than 35 communities across the UK.

Our towns are going through a period of structural change driven by shifts in consumer behaviour and technology. Our diverse team brings insight, experience and creativity to meet these challenges, engaging with stakeholders and driven by research and analytics.

As the pace of change in the retail sector accelerates, our community-focused, data-driven strategies continue to evolve to create sustainable future places. Ellandi then implements agile, innovative and bespoke solutions, reinvigorating town centres by ensuring they serve the needs of their local communities and celebrating the individual character of each location. The combination of convenience shopping co-located with core local services and complementary uses such as housing in all its form, leisure facilities and workspace generates strong footfall and regular visits.



Décor Sponsor:








At MK Illumination, our mission is to support our clients in creating extraordinary true light experiences that people will want to share.

Light is a magical medium. It can shift perspectives, transform spaces, create uplifting atmospheres, and deliver picture-perfect moments of wonder and happiness.

Our extensive catalogue includes pure lighting, illuminated trees and greenery, themed motifs, light sculptures and decorations at all sizes and scales, and covering all seasonal holidays and events - not just Christmas. Working with our sister brand MK Themed Attractions, we can also design and supply characters and settings crafted from fibreglass, wood and metal. All products can be tailored to suit your concept, and our bespoke service can bring even the craziest ideas to life using the latest technologies. From stunning arrays, to fully immersive light shows, charming festive displays or enchanted themed worlds, with MK, the only real limit is your imagination.



Evening Sponsor





As an award-winning company, Shoppertainment manages mall space and marketing contracts for a high calibre of managing agents, owner and developer clients across the UK.

We continually evolve the mall income concept and work closely with centre teams to create bespoke events that are a win for both owners and shoppers.

As a unique business with a talented and experienced team, we have the ability and knowledge to market and promote centres in a dynamic way.

Specialising in generating income and providing tailored mall events, we create spectacular, creative and interesting promotions that enhance the ever changing mall environment.




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