Gala Dinner – January 23rd, 2020

This is the industry night of the year where 500+ professionals gather to celebrate putting their people at the heart of their business.

This year’s event is held at The Troxy.

Gala Agenda

Dress code – Black Tie

Registration – 5.45pm
Champagne Reception – 5.45pm
Dinner & Awards Ceremony – 6.30pm
Party & Live Entertainment – 9.30pm
Carriages – 12:30am

Check out the fun from the Gala


Photos from past awards

Book a Table

Tables for our Gala Dinner are available now. Come and join us as we announce the winners for our 2019 UK & Europe Employee Engagement Awards. To book a table or seat, simply click “Book here” below.

For further booking enquires, contact Matt Manners at [email protected]

Full table(s) – 10 seats per table: £3500 + VAT
Half a table – 5 seats: £1750 + VAT
Individual Seat(s): £350 + VAT


The Venue & Invite – The Troxy

The Troxy is a Grade II-listed Art Deco music venue on Commercial Road in Limehouse, London.

We are so excited to be bringing the awards. It will add to the drama and spectacle for all involved. Our award winners will receive our iconic trophies on the largest stage in our five-year history. Feeling like true rock stars.

Before we let the London Party Band go to take us on into the after-party. They brought the house down in 2018, so much so, we rebooked them the next morning.

The Troxy, was built as a cinema in 1933, it has been converted for modern use and hosts music concerts, immersive cinema events, award ceremonies, conferences, product launches, indoor sport, film screenings, parties and weddings. It is considered a vital part of East London’s history and was made a Grade II listed building in 1990. It has a capacity of 3,100.

Most importantly though, in January 2020 it will host the top workplaces across the UK & Europe.

We will see you there!

Your host – Colin Murray

As our highest-rated host across over our first five years and due to popular demand, we have invited the amazing Colin Murray to return as host.

Colin Murray is a TV and radio presenter who has covered everything from sport to music to lifestyle in his varied career. He hosts Radio 5 live’s sports panel show Fighting Talk, marshalling the egos of the competing pundits, comedians and journalists, and is the anchor of Channel 5’s Football on 5 show.

The three-time Sony Gold winner began as a newspaper reporter in his native Northern Ireland before he published his own music magazine Blank. He then unexpectedly found himself co-hosting BBC Radio 1’s Session In Northern Ireland.


Your Entertainment – London Party Band

“In line with celebrating talent and the great work of engaging our people, international entertainment agency ‘Global Acts’ has organised an extremely exciting series of performances for us. On arrival, guests will be welcomed with the warm, soothing sounds of our New York Jazz Trio. These talented musicians have shared the stage with jazz legends such as Jamie Callum and Jools Holland and have performed for audiences all over the world.

We all like to party, and nobody does it better than the famous LDN party band. This group will be fronted by the enigmatic Jaz Ellington, (star of the Voice, BBC) and the popular ‘Grace Walker’ (star of the west end). The band is made up of Londons finest session musicians who have worked for the likes of Elton John, Craig David, Macy Gray, Sugababes, Kelly Rowland and Spandal Ballet. They are highly energetic and pride themselves on being the most in-demand session band in the UK. If you want to party the night away, you are in good hands.”

Dinner Menu

First Course

Duck & Armagnac Parfait, Seared Duck Breast

Pistachio, Spiced Apple

For vegetarians

Tian of pressed Mediterranean vegetables with Feta

Blood orange, Chilli and Star Anise

Main Course

Breast of Guinea Fowl Chestnuts and Cognac, Baby beets, Jerusalem Artichoke and Spinach Hasselback Potatoes

For vegetarians

Pumpkin & Onion Pie Courgette Linguini with Almonds Hasselback Potatoes


Trinity Crême Brûlée Honey Roasted Black Fig Pistachio Biscotti

To Finish

Fairtrade Coffee A Selection of Teas and Infusions

Handmade Chocolates and Sweetmeats



Location & Directions


490 Commercial Road,
London, E1 0HX.


For a quick route plan, use Citymapper or Transport for London

By rail: Oh so simple. Troxy is 200 metres from Limehouse Station, which is on the DLR and the C2C line from Fenchurch Street Station to Essex. When arriving at Limehouse leave via the Bekesbourne Street exit. You can pick up the DLR line from Bank (Central/Circle/Northern and Waterloo & City lines), Tower Hill (Circle/District Line) and Canary Wharf (Jubilee Line). Limehouse is only two stops (6 minutes) from these three stations. Oh, and we’re in Zone 2 if you’re getting a travelcard.

By bus: The following buses either go past Troxy or serve the local area: No 15 (Trafalgar Square to Blackwall Station) No 115 (Aldgate to East Ham) No 135 (Old Street to Crossharbour) D3 (Bethnal Green to Cross Harbour) N15 (Trafalgar Square to Romford) N550 (Trafalgar Square to Canning Town) N551 (Trafalgar Square to Gallions Reach).

By car: We cannot tell a lie, Commercial Road is not a parking paradise. We have red lines, not yellow, so you’ll be clamped, ticketed or towed – all of which will ruin your night out. Please do use public transport where possible. Drop off and pick up is possible on Caroline Street down the side of the venue.

Local streets have residents’ parking zones and we like our neighbours so would ask anyone looking for a parking space to respect them. We fall in to Tower Hamlets controlled parking zone C4 – latest information can be found here.

If you have no other option but to drive, there is a 24-hour car park next to Cineworld at West India Quay, run by Indigo Park Services. From there, you can get a taxi to us or catch the DLR at West India Quay (two stops). The nearest hotel, the Holiday Inn Express at Limehouse, is just 300 metres away and has secure parking. We recommend booking in advance at JustPark who also have other options, as do Your Parking Space.

Cancellation Policy

All payments are due immediately upon reserving seats and tables at the Gala. Full payment is required within 21 days of the event.