ACT Annual Dinner 2018

14 November 2018
Grosvenor House Hotel, London



This event is now fully booked, a wait-list is in place. Please email if you would like to be added to the wait-list.

The ACT Annual Dinner is the premier networking event in the
corporate finance calendar.

Taking place in the elegant surroundings of the Great Room at the Grosvenor House Hotel, this event provides you with a fantastic opportunity to network with your peers whilst enjoying a superb 3-course meal, fine wine and entertainment in one of the most prestigious venues in London.

This year's after dinner speaker is Sandi Toksvig OBE

Sandi1 The diminutive Dane has been wowing audiences with her caustic wit since her student days, when she appeared in Cambridge Footlights reviews. She has taken over the QI presenter’s chair following Stephen Fry’s departure. She also co-hosts the new Great British Bake Off on Channel 4.

Having firmly established her presenting laurels with Radio 4’s Excess Baggage and The News Quiz, Sandi divides her time between travelling, writing and performing. She is also a regular on I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue. TV credits include Mock the Week and the first ever episode of Have I Got News For You.

Continue reading Sandi Toksvig's full biography

Sandi has written a number of children’s books, starting with Tales From The Norse’s Mouth. She has also been successful with non-fiction, including Island Race - an account of her voyage around the coast of Great Britain with her friend and former Beirut hostage John McCarthy, and The Tricky Art of Co-Existing, a guide to behaving decently in an indecent world.

Sandi has been named Channel 4 Political Humourist of the Year, and Radio Broadcaster of the Year by the Press Guild.

Running order and dress code

Running order (subject to change):
Drinks reception from 18.30
Dinner served 19.30
Bars close at 02.00

Dress code: black tie


Grosvenor House Hotel
86-90 Park Lane

After dinner speakers

Past after dinner speakers included:

  • Rt Hon Ed Balls
  • Rt Hon Lord Sebastian Coe KBE
  • Karen Brady
  • Jeremy Paxman
  • Andrew Marr


Take a look at a selection of photos from last year here.

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