The UK’s largest recruitment event of the year will take place on
Thursday 28 September 2023 at JW Marriott, Grosvenor House on Park Lane.
A glittering gala dinner will recognise and reward best practice and success in the industry.

The evening will commence with a dazzling drinks reception,
followed by a stunning three-course evening meal, followed by entertainment from our host,
the award ceremony itself and after dinner entertainment. The awards are the perfect opportunity for guests
to let your hair down and to celebrate with friends, colleagues and peers.

The Great Room at London’s JW Marriott, Grosvenor House is the perfect setting
to welcome the leading lights from across the industry, networking together and rewarding
individual and company success.


Arrival: 6.30pm
Welcome from DeeDee Doke: 7.15pm
Dinner is Served: 7.30pm
Awards Ceremony: 9.30pm
After Party: 11.00pm
Carriages: 1.30am


Platinum table for 10 (limited availability)


Entrant rate –£3,995 +VAT
Non-entrant rate  £4,200 +VAT

– Access to the headline sponsor and Recruiter VIP reception
– Guaranteed table in prime position along with Recruiter journalists, awards judges and industry VIP’s
– Enhanced listing on the table plan 
– Stunning three course dinner
– Awards ceremony
– Two buckets of beer or five bottles of wine
– After dinner liqueurs
– Photo of your table (emailed after the event)

Gold Table of 10 (limited availability)


Entrant rate – £2,995 +VAT
Non-entrant rate – £3,500 +VAT

– Awards drinks reception including poseur table with company logo board in the drinks reception
– Guaranteed table in prime position 
– Enhanced listing on the table plan 
– Stunning three course dinner
– Awards ceremony
– One bucket of beers or two bottles of wine
– After dinner liqueurs

Standard Table of 10

Entrant rate – £2,435 +VAT
Non-entrant rate –  £2,745 +VAT

– Awards drinks reception
– Stunning three course dinner
– Awards ceremony

Standard half table of 5

Entrant – £1,340 +VAT
Non-entrant – £1,780 +VAT

– Awards drinks reception
– Stunning three course dinner
– Awards ceremony

Single tickets

Entrant – £295 +VAT
Non-entrant – £365 +VAT

– Awards drinks reception
– Stunning three course dinner
– Awards ceremony


Richard Ayoade is a comedian, actor, presenter, writer and director best known for his starring role in The IT Crowd, as host of Channel 4’s Gadget Man, Travel Man, and The Crystal Maze, and as director of the hit indie films Submarine and The Double. He has also written several books including Ayoade on Ayoade and Ayoade on Top.

During his time at Cambridge, Richard joined the illustrious Footlights, becoming President. He went on to co-write the show Garth Marenghi’s Dark Place with fellow Footlights alum Matt Holness. The pair won the Perrier Award for the live stage show in Edinburgh, and Channel 4 went on to produce two series of the cult supernatural mystery parody.

With roles in other cult and seminal comedies including Nathan Barley, Man to Man with Dean Learner (again with Matthew Holness) and The Mighty Boosh, Richard was cast as the archetypal nerd Maurice Moss in The IT Crowd. The show became a huge hit with Richard the undoubted star.

Appearances on various panel shows, including assorted Big Fat Quizzes and A League of Their Own led to presenting roles. He took over from Stephen Fry as Channel 4’s Gadget Man, and then as Travel Man, which saw Richard apply his slightly awkward, cynical take to technology and holidaying. He also fronts the revived Crystal Maze, acting as the deadpan guide to celebrities and the public as they tackle the tasks and trials of the innovative game show.

Behind the camera, Richard made his directorial feature film debut with the coming-of-age comedy drama Submarine, which he also co-wrote. He followed this up with the critically acclaimed adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s The Double starring Jesse Eisenberg. He is also the author of two books, the slyly ironic Ayoade on Ayoade – A Cinematic Odyssey, and The Grip of Film.

Here are some of our past hosts

Angela Barnes
Joel Dommett
Tom Allen

Check out the highlights from the 2021 event below:

Check out our 2020 Virtual Recruiter Awards