Start Date / Time 15 Jan 2019 18:30
End Date / Time 16 Jan 2019 01:00
Venue Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, Park Lane, London, W1K 7TN
National No
Region London and the South East
Type Dinner
Available to Non Members No


Join us to kick off the New Year at this exclusive event, only available to members and their guests.

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Ticket Price

Table of 10 is £1950 + VAT
Individual place is £195 + VAT

Bookings are open to BCO members only. 
Members may bring non members as guests.

18.30 Hosted & cash bars open
19.30 Call to dinner
22.30 End of formal proceedings
01.00 Cash bar closes

Black Tie


Guest Speaker - Laura Kuenssberg

Laura Kuenssberg        

Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg is the first woman to hold the post for a top UK broadcaster, and prior to that she was a presenter and Chief Correspondent on Newsnight. She has previously served as ITN’s Business Editor, and as Chief Political Correspondent for a top news channel. She has also reported for The Daily Politics. 

After studying in Edinburgh and Washington DC (including a stint on NBC News covering politics) Laura began her journalistic career in the North East & Cumbria. She won a regional Royal Television Society award for her work as Home Affairs Correspondent. She then became a Chief Political Correspondent in time to be an almost ubiquitous feature of the 2010 general election coverage, leading to the term “Kuenssbergovision” being coined.

After a brief spell at ITV as ITN’s Business Editor and co-hosting News at Ten, Laura returned to Newsnight. Laura leads on big political stories, elections and breaking news, and interviewed the key players on all sides. She has also covered US presidential elections, the build-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and the accession of eastern European states to the EU. 

As well as her news and political broadcasting, Laura is a prominent figure on Twitter, regularly tweeting breaking news updates from Westminster.


Guest List and Special Dietary Requirements

Please complete your booking by adding your guest names and their dietary requirements by Thursday 3 January 2019. You can do this by following the edit link in your confirmation email which you will receive after your booking form has been processed.

Once you have booked

In November, Grosvenor House will email you, as the host, a personal access code and website link where you will be able to book your dinner wines, pre-dinner hospitality tables, private rooms for entertaining and accommodation.

Conditions of booking

Tables cannot be guaranteed without payment. Cancellations received in writing on or before Friday 7 December 2018 will qualify for a full refund less 20% administration charge. Any cancellations thereafter will not be refunded.