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John Sergeant wows capacity crowd at Chamber event

John Sergeant wows capacity crowd at Chamber event

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce’s latest Prestige Dinner proved to be a great success as the 200 guests were entertained to an informed and humorous talk on British politics, Brexit and Trump by renowned TV journalist, John Sergeant.

Hosted last week at Milsoms Kesgrave, the black tie event was sponsored by advertising, marketing and design company Hydrogen, with the accompanying programme sponsored by KWL Logistics and goody bags sponsored by Aardvark Chocolates and Fishers Gin.

John Sergeant spoke on a wide range of topics before taking questions from the floor. These ranged from the gender pay issues at the BBC, through to whether John would still recommend journalism as a career during these troubled times and how he rated the current crop of party leaders compared to those in the 1980s and 1990s.

Afterwards the veteran broadcaster worked the room by going table to table and chatting with the guests.

According to Graham Abbey, Suffolk Chamber’s president: “It was a great night. John is such a fine raconteur with a real stage presence and he was even more entertaining than usual. Our guests particularly appreciated the time he spent individually speaking with them.”

Amanda Ankin, operations director at Suffolk Chamber added: “Our Prestige Dinners, launched at the beginning of 2018, have proven to be a great success. They offer a wonderful opportunity for our members to entertain their customers in first class locations and to hear at first hand from exemplary speakers.

“We are planning for the next Prestige Dinner in May 2019 and I’m sure that this will be another must-attend event for Suffolk’s business leaders.”

Article by Suffolk Chamber