Gala Dinners 2019 Connecting You

Frequently Asked Questions


In this section we try to answer some of the frequently asked questions about the  Business Awards Gala Dinner evenings.


  1. What is the dress code?

The dress code for the evening is black tie. Black tie is more formal than business wear. It typically involves a man wearing a white dress shirt, a black bow tie, an evening waistcoat, a dinner jacket, and smart black shoes. Women typically wear a full-length gown but a cocktail dress is also an option.


  1. What happens if I want to cancel or can’t make the event on the night?

It is possible to send an individual to take your place. Please contact the Events Team to transfer your ticket over to another person. If a replacement is not an option, please refer to the Cancellation Policy in your confirmation or contact the Events Team for further details.


  1. I have a special dietary requirement, what do I do?

Please inform the Events Team of any dietary requirements as early as you can – details can be found in your confirmation email.   


  1. Is there parking on site?

There is parking available on site at each of the venues. There are no parking charges.


  1. What happens if the event is cancelled?

It is unlikely that the event will be cancelled but should this happen, you will be informed at the earliest possible opportunity and instructed as to what will happen next. Please refer to the Cancellation Policy in your confirmation email for further details.


       6. Can I bring a banner stand and/or leaflets to the event?

Only sponsors of the Business Awards are entitled to bring marketing collateral (pre-arranged with the Events Team) to the event.  You may however, bring business cards for the networking element of the evening.  


       7. Will I receive a ticket(s) for the event?

The Chamber doesn't issue tickets for this event.  The confirmation email that is received by the person who originally made the booking will provide all the details required for the evening. 

If you have any further queries, please contact the Events Team: or call 0333 320 0333 (Option 2).