Grand Sapphire to host Croydon's big night

Grand Sapphire to host Croydon

Croydon Business Excellence Awards has an exciting new venue for its 2016 gala dinner and charity ball – the ultra-luxurious Grand Sapphire.

Located in Imperial Way, just off the Purley Way, the newly-built hotel and events space will provide a fitting location for the most prestigious event on the borough's business calendar with organisers promising this year's occasion to be even more glitzy and glamorous. In luxurious surroundings with sumptuous food and a tranquil environment, guests will celebrate the very best of Croydon at the purpose-built hotel and events venue, which boasts three premium halls.

With tickets now on sale for the party of the year on Thursday, October 6, tickets are certain to sell quickly. As celebrating the best business achievements, guests will be able to party into the night with

money raised on the evening will go to the Mayor of Croydon Wayne Trakas-Lawlor's chosen charities – The Stanley People's Initiative, Croydon Commitment, and The British Home.

David Carr of Grand Sapphire said: "We are delighted to be hosting the prestigious 2016 Croydon Business Excellence Awards on October 6.

"Last year's event was a huge success with 300 people attending and this year's glamorous dinner is also set to be huge. We look forward to welcoming all the honourable guests and finalists and it will be a great night."

More than 60 businesses have been shortlisted awards in 15 different categories for the Croydon Business Excellence Awards, being held in association with Gatwick Airport.

All are also in contention to take the biggest prize, that of Croydon's Best Business of the Year, which was won in 2015 by RISEgallery.

Katharine Glass, managing director of award organisers White Label Creative, said: "We are thrilled that Grand Sapphire has agreed to host this year's awards. It is great news that such an exciting new venue has opened in Croydon, particularly at a time when Fairfield Halls is closed for renovation.

"We would encourage local businesses to take a look at Grand Sapphire for themselves as it is an ideal location for larger-scale events in the borough."

As well as Gatwick Airport, the awards partners for 2016 are Allianz Global Assistance, Croydon Advertiser, Croydon Council, Wing Yip, Croydon Business Venture, Sussex Innovation Centre, Croydon Partnership, Platinum business magazine and Croydon Chamber of Commerce.

Tickets are available for £125 plus VAT for a single ticket, £1,100 plus VAT for a table of ten, which includes a three-course meal and half a bottle of wine per person, and £1,265 plus VAT for a premier table which, in addition to the above includes a quarter page advert in the event brochure two bottles of champagne and a VIP position. To book visit www.croydonawards.co.uk