The largest dinner ever hosted by the venue, the annual awards event was attended by HRH Prince of Wales. The awards recognised business of all sizes, including tech start up iDT Labs, who won the International Disaster Relief Award for their cloud technology project, which prevented the collapse of the Sierra Leone healthcare system during the Ebola crisis and social housing provider Bolton at Home for creating jobs for long term unemployed residents on deprived housing estates.
1600: Total number of guests who went to the event
11: Total number of awards categories
6,400: Number of canapés served to guests
14: Number of prizes taken home by winning companies, including resource management company Veolia, which was named Responsible Business of the Year 2016 for its work towards creating a low carbon world.
3: Number of companies highly commended for their contributions to responsible business.
7: Hours spent getting the venue ready for the event.
75: People on the event production team, including all crew members and equipment carriers.
300: People on the catering team, who provided a meal of cumin roasted beetroot with beet mallow, grilled cauliflower, curly endive and balsamic caviar, followed by roasted rib of beef and beef cheek with black forest gateau in a molten chocolate ball for dessert.
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