Programme

The table below is subject to change and the timings are approximate.

18.20 - 18.55Guests' networking reception in the CU Scarborough Welcome Zone. (there will be an opportunity for complimentary photographs of individuals and parties within the welcome zone).
18.30 - 18.40Sparkling drinks served with the compliments of Coventry University Scarborough in the Welcome Zone.
18.50 - 19.00Guests directed by Michael Wood to enter the Royal Hall and take their seats
19.00Michael Wood to introduce the compere for the evening, Blair Jacobs.
19.00 - 19.02Blair Jacobs to welcome guests, thank Coventry University Scarborough for the reception, and introduce Sally Booker, President of Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce
19.02 - 19.06Sally Booker intro speech.
19.06Blair Jacobs to introduce the Royal Piano Show
19.06 - 19.15The Royal Piano Show on stage
19.15 - 19.30Starter served - Top table first
19.30 - 19.34Blair Jacobs to introduce Ian Kelly, Chief Executive of Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce and David Allerston from the sponsor, Holderness Tyre Services, to the stage for the Presentation of the Lifetime of Achievement Award.
19.34 - 19.37Blair Jacobs to invite a representative from the sponsor, iBusiness Coach, onto the stage and introduce the compilation video of the finalists and presentation of the Young Business Person of 2018 Award.
19.37 - 19.40Blair Jacobs to invite a representative from the sponsor, Keyhole Estates, onto the stage and introduce the compilation video of the finalists and presentation of the Business Person of 2018 Award.
19.40Dinner is served - Top table first
20.05Blair Jacobs to introduce 'Classical Reflection'
20.05 - 20.30Classical Reflection on stage
20.30 - 20.33Blair Jacobs to invite a representative from the sponsors, ICF Financial Services and joint sponsor Alan Bell Mortgages, onto the stage and introduce the compilation video of the finalists and presentation of the Tourism & Hospitality business of 2018 Award.
20.33 - 20.36Blair Jacobs to invite a representative from the sponsor, S & J Synergy, onto the stage and introduce the compilation video of the finalists and presentation of the business of 2018 with a 'Green' ethos Award.
20.36 - 20.50Dessert served - Top table first
21.05 - 21.06Michael Wood to deliver The Loyal Toast
21.06 - 21.09Blair Jacobs to invite a representative from the sponsor, Pinkney Grunwells Lawyers, onto the stage and introduce the compilation video of the finalists and presentation of the Social Enterprise of 2018 Award.
21.09 - 21.12Blair Jacobs to invite a representative from the sponsor, Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce, onto the stage and introduce the compilation video of the finalists and presentation of the Start Up business of 2018 Award.
21.12Blair Jacobs to introduce the keynote speaker, John Hesp
21.12 - 21.35John Hesp on stage
21.35 - 21.39Blair Jacobs to invite a representative from the sponsor, Yorkshire in Business, onto the stage and introduce the compilation video of the finalists and the presentation of the Small business of 2018 Award.
21.39 - 21.42Blair Jacobs to invite a representative from the sponsor, East Riding College, onto the stage and introduce the compilation video of the finalists and the presentation of the business of 2018 with high staff training Award.
21.42 - 22.05Blair Jacobs to introduce Dave McDougal, from Bridlington Club for Young People (the event beneficiary) to commence fundraising activities and introduce the work of the charity.
22.05Blair Jacobs to introduce Rosie Jones, comedian.
22.05 - 22.28Rosie Jones on stage
22.28 - 22.31Blair Jacobs to invite a representative from the sponsor, Bridlington Spa, onto the stage and introduce the compilation video of the finalists and the presentation of the Culture / Arts business of 2018 Award.
22.31 - 22.34Blair Jacobs to invite a representative from the sponsor, Yorkshire Coast Entertainment, onto the stage and introduce the compilation video of the finalists and the presentation of the Medium / Large business of 2018 Award.
22.34 - 22.36Blair Jacobs to invite a representative from the sponsor, Williamsons Solicitors, and the chairman of the judges, Neil Watson, onto the stage to announce the winner and the presentation of the 2018 Award for business innovation.
22.36Blair Jacobs to welcome back the Royal Piano Show to the stage
22.36 - 23.05The Royal Piano Show on stage
23.05 - 23.07Blair Jacobs to invite a representative from the sponsor, Holiday Home Buyer, onto the stage and announce the winner and the presentation of the Business of the Year 2018.
23.07 - 23.10All award winners on stage for a group photograph.
23.10 - 00.30Networking. The bar will close at 12.10. All guests to vacate the premises by 00.30 latest.