Sports Personality of the Year Winners

The BBC Sports Personality of the Year is a huge event in the British sporting calendar.  The night brings together athletes and competitors from across the world of sport, as well as television personalities and musical performances. It’s a celebration unlike any other.

In 2018, we see a number of brand new changes to the sports personality awards which will be presented at Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena for the fifth time.  The venue is currently named the Genting Arena.

Unlike previous years, in 2018 the Sports Personality of the Year winners shortlist won’t be announced until live on the night.  This adds an extra layer of excitement to the awards: not only is the winner announced, but crowds are now having to anticipate who’s even in the running.

The BBC has also introduced a number of new awards, adding more thrills to the event.  The BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year Award is renamed the World Sport Star of the Year, and will be voted on from across the globe.

This is a step towards creating a more global event for the 21st Century.  This is in recognition of the viewers watching British television from across the world.  Creating a globally-inclusive award engages a countlessly bigger audience.

The Greatest Sporting Moment of the Year is another exciting new award for the evening.  Viewers and the live audience will vote on the year’s most unforgettable sporting memories.  The winner will be decided from the shortlist.

2018 is also the first year that the BBC Young Sports Personality award was presented at a different event.  Seventeen-year-old Kare Adenegan won the accolade, after toppling the world record in the T34 100m, reaching the line a huge 0.38 seconds ahead of the previous world record holder.

All of the other regular awards will be awarded on the night.

Recent past winners of the Sports Personality of the Year Award have included Mo Farah, Andy Murray, Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish.  Heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill has placed in the top three of the public vote four times in the past decade, despite never quite making the top spot.

Andy Murray has won the award three times, in 2013, 2015, and 2016 – which is the greatest number acheived.

By far the most common sport for winners of the main Award has been track and field athletes.  Eighteen athletes from the various events have won Sports Personality of the Year.  Formula 1, tennis, and football all have notable numbers of winners too, with five, six, and seven winners, respectively.

What to expect at Sports Personality of the Year 2018

This year, there are many big names in sport who are considered to have good odds of joining the long list of Sports Personality of the Year winners.  But we really don’t know – the shortlist won’t be announced until the night of the event!

The names being thrown around by bookmakers include Geraint Thomas, who most notably this year won the Tour de France.  He also took the top spot at the British National Time Trial Championships.  Thomas is now looking towards the BBC Sports Personality of the Year to add to the collection.

Lizzy Yarnold is the UK’s most successful Winter Olympian and the most successful skeleton racer in Olympic history.  She won gold in both 2014 and 2018 Winter Games and rightly is being named by pundits as a potential winner.

Harry Kane is also being looked upon favourably by pundits, after the successes of England at the World Cup this year.  Both Heavyweight champions from the UK are also considered top contenders for the accolade.  Tyson Fury, the lineal world champion, and Anthony Joshua, who holds the WBA, WBO, and IBF world titles have their names in the hat.

Over the years, English players and athletes have won the Sports Personality of the Year more than the other home countries.  There have been a total of 48 English winners, and six Scottish, four Welsh, three Northern Irish, and one Manx – track and road cyclist Mark Cavendish.

Guests in the Sports Personality of the Year hospitality section will be treated to a number of exclusives.  These include a Champagne reception, three-course dinner at a private table, and a Q&A session with sporting legends.  Hospitality guests will also be able to make use of VIP Check In and on-site parking.  After the awards ceremony, there will also be post-show refreshments and entertainment.

This is an excellent opportunity to meet with some of the greatest sporting names from the UK.  As a previous winner of the Sports Personality of the Year award, Steve Cram will be hosting the event.  It will also feature the fastest female marathon runner of all time, Paula Radcliffe.

Tanni Grey-Thompson will sit on the VIP panel, too.  Over her career she won sixteen Paralympic medals (with eleven golds), has achieved over thirty world records and won the London Marathon six times.

The final panellist involved in the Sports Personality Q&A will be Tracey Neville.  She is a former England international netball player and the current England head coach.   Neville took England to Commonwealth gold against Australia on their own home turf in 2018.

For full details, see our BBC Sports Personality of the Year VIP Tickets & Hospitality packages.

 

Rugby and Royalty combine at leading Christmas sports event in Birmingham

Mike Tindall, Rugby World Cup winner and husband of the Queen’s grand-daughter Zara Phillips, is the guest of honour at this year’s Midlands Sportsman’s Luncheon on Wednesday 12 December.

It represents another coup for organisers Eventmasters, the Birmingham-based UK sports hospitality agency – last year Sam Warburton, captain of the British & Irish Lions, provided the inside track on the 2017 tour to New Zealand.

Midland's Sportsmans Luncheon Hospitality

Our annual Midlands Sportman’s Luncheon has played a pivotal role in raising funds for the Wooden Spoon charity

Tindall’s take on the current England side and their chances in the 2019 World Cup in Japan will be particularly fascinating.

And no doubt there will be plenty of anecdotes from England’s 2003 victory.

Master of ceremonies will be Tim Stimpson, another England international.

Since retiring, Tindall has continued his rugby commitment, back at the grass roots with amateur club Minchinhampton RFC, who compete in Gloucester 2 – the pitch is conveniently located next to Gatcombe Park where he and Zara reside. Tindall, who with Zara, has all sorts of charity commitments, will during the afternoon present cheques to representatives of LoveBrum, Scotty’s Little Soldiers and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham charities who are the nominated benefactors of the Eventmasters Charitable Foundation. A series of fund raising activities have been carried out throughout the year. A silent auction will operate during the event.

Eventmasters managing director Denise Sheasby said:

“We are thrilled that Mike has accepted our invitation to be guest of honour.

“He is hugely admired across the rugby world and is sure to provide some amazing insights from his time in the top echelons of the game.

“Charity is close to my heart and Mike’s own fund-raising is particularly praise-worthy. I am delighted that he has agreed to represent the Foundation and make the cheque presentations to the three very worthy causes with whom we have worked.”

The 29th Midlands Sportsman’s Luncheon takes place at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham city centre and represents an ideal opportunity for a company Christmas party or to entertain rugby fans among important clients and stakeholders.

Tickets are £150 per person inclusive of VAT.

It includes a four course luncheon and entertainment from top comedian Austin Knight to complete what will be a superb afternoon.

A stellar career includes writing sketches and material for legendary performers such as Tommy Cooper and Les Dawson and he has also been in the stand-up game himself since the 1970s, fine tuning and adapting his hilarious routine to cover the topics of the day. He is an in-demand after dinner comedian and certain to be a hit at the 29th Annual Midland’s Sportsman’s Luncheon!

Midlands Sportsmans Luncheon - Austin Knight

Veteran comedian Austin Knight will be providing entertainment at the 29th Midlands Sportsmans Luncheon!

Mrs Sheasby added:

“We are expecting a big response from fans of the oval ball and indeed sports enthusiasts generally. This is definitely one where you will need to sign up early or risk missing out.”

Last year it attracted a sell-out audience of around 250 VIP guests.

Tindall played outside centre for Bath and Gloucester, captained England, and made 75 appearances for his country, scoring 74 points.

Other previous Guests of Honour include Phil Vickery, Simon Shaw, Jason Leonard, Will Greenwood, Ben Kay, Will Carling, Gavin Hastings, Ieuan Evans, Rob Andrew, Dean Richards, Jeremy Guscott, Jack Rowell, Sir Ian McGeechan, Paul Ackford, Martin Johnson, Gordon Brown, Willie John McBride, Fran Cotton, Sir Clive Woodward, Martin Bayfield, Fergus Slattery, John Bentley, Bill Beaumont, Austin Healey, and Jeff Probyn.

Prior to Eventmasters taking over the event, it was run for 20-plus years by Moseley stalwart, the late Greville Edwards.

Secure your tickets for the 29th Midlands Sportsmans Luncheon today!

Charity scores the winner at our England Live Screening Event

It won’t only be England strikers grabbing the headlines this summer. Charity will also be netting a winner on Thursday 28th June, thanks to our charitable live screening of England’s group stage match against Belgium.

Held in the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre on Smallbrook Queensway, the soon to be sold out event looks set to provide a spectacular blend of entertainment, sport and fundraising. With a live performance from celebrity football impressionist, Darren Farley, alongside entertainment hosted by Sky Sports presenter, Gary Newbon, and Guest of Honour, Peter Shilton OBE, there will certainly be much for guests to enjoy.

 The Entertainment

Famous for his hilarious impressions of football icons including Steven Gerrard, Harry Kane and Wayne Rooney, Darren Farley is a much-loved figure in the world of football, and we can’t wait to see him perform live.

He will be joined by sporting icons including England’s most capped player Peter Shilton OBE, Aston Villa’s European Cup winning goal scorer Peter Withe and Premier League referee Andre Marriner. Alongside host Gary Newbon, with many years of experience between them, this impressive roster will be providing analysis to ensure guests get the most out of the evening.

The Match

A crucial game in England’s World Cup campaign, this will be England’s final game in the group stages, and it is looking to be their toughest. The final overall game of the group, the match will hopefully see both teams at two wins apiece, making this an exciting nail-biter of a match to decide who had an easier route to the final. Whatever the result, the event will be backing our boys with an unabashedly patriotic atmosphere to the whole evening.

The Nominated Charities

The Eventmasters Foundation will be raising money for a number of charities throughout the course of the evening, with the help of our sister company, the Silent Auction Events Company. The nominated charities are;

LoveBrum

LoveBrum is located in the heart of Birmingham and supports under-publicised initiatives across the region, designed to help provide meaningful change to citizens through financial support and fundraising efforts. Recently, LoveBrum has supported Birmingham Blaze FC, a initiative to provide a safe welcoming environment to LGBT youth looking to play football, as well as Stepping Stones Global, a charity that provides support to adults suffering from mental health issues, and the Birmingham Museums Trust.

Scotty’s Little Soldiers

Scotty’s Little Soldiers provides support to the children of fallen service personnel, providing support through holiday breaks and gifts at difficult times of the year, as well as providing counselling and support to struggling families.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity

The QEHB charity supports patients, families and staff at their hospitals by providing ‘added extras’ that are over and above that which is provided by the NHS.

This can be any number of things, from cutting edge radiation treatment and research grants, to long term initiatives like bereavement support for military families, to small things like toys for young patients. The Charity needs your help because these things are simply not available through the NHS; this exemplary care and cutting edge technology relies on donations and fundraising events like our silent auction to continue providing support to patients in Birmingham.

The charity holds a special place in the heart of Eventmasters CEO, Denise Sheasby, who was a former sister at the hospital. 

2018 World Cup Warm-up – England V Nigeria Review

For the first half at Wembley it felt like a new England, a vindication of nearly two years of work from Gareth Southgate trying to lift the burden of history from these players.

England walked away with the win, even after a second half resurgence from a seemingly inspired Nigeria. In a week of headlines dominated by Raheem Sterling and Nigeria’s eye catching new kit, it was refreshing to see the game itself in the spotlight.

England started very brightly, coming close with a few early crosses, before Chelsea defender Gary Cahill celebrated his return to England’s squad by opening the scoring with a powerful header after only seven minutes. It was a triumphant return for Cahill, back in the squad in place of Harry Maguire. While the Leicester man may hold the edge in terms of passing ability (A key attribute for Southgate), Cahill showed he can be a big threat on set pieces, an area that England could possibly exploit during the World Cup.

England’s total first-half domination was emphasized when captain Harry Kane scored his eighth goal in his last seven appearances. Kane struck from outside the area just six minutes before the interval when Nigeria keeper Francis Uzoho allowed his 18-yard shot to slip in. The 19 year old really should have saved the effort, but for Kane its yet another reminder of his value to the side. Alongside Kyle Walker he stands out as the world class talent in the England squad, and thus, if England are to have a successful campaign in Russia, you would think Kane has to play a leading role.

Southgate, however, will be pleased by the pace and movement shown by his attacking players in a thoroughly convincing opening 45 minutes.

Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi gave Nigeria’s thousands of fans inside Wembley hope two minutes after the break with a crisp finish but England – who had Raheem Sterling booked for diving – closed out the victory in relatively untroubled fashion. Nigeria had a few more chances to level, but unlike against Italy two months ago, England held out for a morale boosting win.

“The most important thing I do in the next six weeks is to protect the players” – Southgate

England’s preparations continue with another friendly against Costa Rica at Elland Road on Thursday, where it is anticipated that Southgate will look to rotate his side to allow the likes of Vardy, Loftus-Cheek and Alexander-Arnold to get some minutes under their belt. The national team has played at Elland Road twice before, a 3-3 draw with Sweden in June 1995 was preceded by defeat against Italy in 2002.

They will look to better that record this week, and no doubt Gareth Southgate will be hopeful of a performance to get the fans dreaming again, ahead of a big summer in Russia.

Eventmasters are delighted to be hosting a screening of the much anticipated England vs Belgium match in this months World Cup. Taking place on 28th June, this is your chance to enjoy a brilliant match in first class hospitality. Ex-Sky Sports Presenter Gary Newbon will be master of ceremonies, with England’s most Capped player, and Italia 90 hero Peter Shilton also in attendance.

Savour England v Belgium in Style with Eventmasters’ Live Screening

Join Eventmasters at the Holiday Inn, Birmingham this June for a marvellous live screening as England face Belgium in their final World Cup group fixture. Enjoy the game in fine style as you and guests sit down to enjoy a sumptuous four-course luncheon along with fabulous entertainment from Eventmasters’ Sporting Ambassador Gary Newbon.

The popular Sky Sports Presenter will be joined by a number of esteemed football legends, including England’s most capped International, Peter Shilton, who will be on hand to make your day a memorable one. Be sure to enjoy one of the football highlights of the year with our splendid hospitality package.

Peter Shilton - England v Belgium Live Screening Hospitality

Rub shoulders with England Legend, Peter Shilton.

Details of this year’s Live Screening hospitality package can be found below:


  • Superb four-course luncheon
  • Entertainment from Eventmasters Sporting Ambassador, Gary Newbon, with Guest of Honour, Peter Shilton OBE
  • Live screening of World 2018 fixture: England vs Belgium
  • Cash bar
  • Silent auction in aid of a nominated charity
  • Individual places – private tables also available

Sample Menu

The football action certainly won’t be the only thing whetting the appetite this year; our fabulous four-course luncheon menu will be sure to satisfy even the most refined palate. A sample menu can be seen below:

Starter
Free range chicken and pistachio terrine, apricot jam and toasted crostini

Main
Sirloin of Finest 21 day aged Scottish beef, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables

Dessert
Sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce and ice cream

To Finish
Platter of cheese and biscuits


Those looking to book hospitality for a larger corporate group can be accommodated on tables of 10 and 12. Alternatively, places can be booked on a shared table basis, within a minimum booking of 2.

Make it an experience to remember this June with our fabulous Live Screening hospitality packages. Please click here for further details.

 

Rugby Supporters in Charity Scrum-down

Charity came out the winner when legendary rugby star Sam Warburton was our Guest of Honour at the 28th Annual Midlands Sportsman’s Luncheon held at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel.

This is always a popular event with our clients and attracted a sell-out audience. Former England and British and Irish Lions International Tim Stimpson was again our Master of Ceremonies and Jed Stone our headline comedian.

Stimpson got proceedings underway with introductions followed by grace (standing in for Peter Grace who was unfortunately unable to join us) before a sumptuous four-course lunch of starter, Chorizo, Pancetta and Gruyere Cheese tart. Main of Sirloin of the finest Scottish Beef, with seasonal vegetables. Sticky Toffee Pudding with Custard and a platter of Cheese and Biscuits. Not to mention coffee and a full-flowing bar!

We were delighted the event raised £7,256 for our nominated charity Wooden Spoon including a silent auction staged by our sister company The Silent Auction Events Company Limited.

Wooden Spoon is the children’s charity of rugby and provides sensory rooms, specialist playgrounds and sports activity areas to respite, medical and community care, the Spoon funds around 70 projects each year supporting disadvantaged and disabled children.

Warburton is the two times British & Irish Lions captain and has won 74 caps for Wales. In a special Q and A with Stimpson, Warburton forecasted that the Six Nations would be “wide open” in 2018. He cited that England would be the favourites but Ireland, Wales, Scotland and France were all in the frame. He said: “Being wide open makes it exciting. There are five teams with a genuine chance of coming out on top.” He predicted that away victories would be “very difficult”.

On a personal level, he hopes to return in the summer and get a good pre-season under his belt, then be fighting fit for new challenges ahead including being part of the 2019 World Cup.

Plans are already underway for 2018. The event will again be staged at the Macdonald’s Burlington Hotel, Birmingham City Centre, with a date set of Wednesday 12th December 2018.

 

Lions captain Warburton to speak at Birmingham’s top pre-Christmas sporting function

Sam Warburton, captain of the British & Irish Lions on their recent tour of New Zealand, is to be guest of honour at the Midlands Sportsman’s Luncheon at the Macdonald Birmingham Hotel on Wednesday 20 December.

It is a major coup for sport in the city to attract a man who is a legend before he has even finished playing.

Boasting 74 caps for Wales, he is unbeaten as a two-time British & Irish Lions leader – having been victorious 2-1 in Australia in 2013 there were heroics earlier this year as New Zealand were held 1-1 with the final Test drawn.

In what is the 28th Midlands Sportsman’s Lunch, Warburton follows as speaker in the wake of a litany of rugby union greats – Phil Vickery MBE, Simon Shaw MBE, Jason Leonard OBE, Will Greenwood MBE, Ben Kay MBE, Will Carling OBE, Gavin Hastings OBE, Ieuan Evans, Rob Andrew MBE, Dean Richards, Jeremy Guscott, Jack Rowell OBE, Sir Ian McGeechan OBE, Paul Ackford, Martin Johnson CBE, Ian Robertson, Gordon Brown, Willie John McBride MBE, Fran Cotton, Geoff Cooke OBE, Sir Clive Woodward OBE, Martin Bayfield, Fergus Slattery, John Bentley, Bill Beaumont OBE, Austin Healey and Jeff Probyn.

Master of ceremonies is another former international, Tim Stimpson.

The event, organised by corporate hospitality agency Eventmasters, and which last year raised a total of £6,355 for Wooden Spoon, rugby’s children’s charity, attracts an audience of around 250, but, following the euphoria at doing so well against the All Blacks, that is expected to go far higher.

Eventmasters managing director Denise Sheasby said: “We are thrilled that Sam has accepted our invitation to be guest of honour.

“He is hugely admired across the rugby world, is a fine speaker, and is sure to provide an amazing insight into life with the Lions.

“We are expecting a big response from fans of the oval ball and indeed sports enthusiasts generally. This is definitely one where you will need to sign up early or risk missing out.”

Prices for this fantastic event start from just £150 Per Person (Inc VAT). 

For more details of this fantastic Festive Rugby Luncheon please follow the link.

We hope to see you there!

Birmingham City Football Club Awards Dinner Review

Eventmasters was delighted to sponsor the Players’ Player award at the prestigious Birmingham City Football Club Awards Dinner held at ICC Birmingham on Sunday 30 April 2017.

Everyone was in great spirits to look back on an eventful 2016/2017 Sky Bet Championship Season particularly following the 2-0 win over Huddersfield on the previous day. Still work to be done this Sunday!

The sold out annual event was hosted by local celebrity Tom Ross and included entertainment from the superb Mica Paris, local band Versheiden combined with three-course fine dining and a welcoming drinks reception.

Players’ Player – David Davis

With 42 appearances and a total of 4 goals this season David Davis deservedly picked up the award from our own Managing Director, Denise Sheasby.

Denise said

“I am so pleased for David as he has had a great season, his goal and celebration against Aston Villa at St Andrews also saw him pick up the Moment of the Season and Supporters Player of the Year awards!”

So overall a very good night for him.

Dinner

Other award winners on the evening included:

Goal of the Season – Kerim Frei

Young Player of the Season Che Adams

Top Goalscorer Award – Lukas Jutkiewicz (12 Goals)

Foster’s Man of the Match Award – Che Adams

Captains Choice Award – Josh Dacres Cogley

Blues in Business Award – Voice Mobile

Supporter of the Season Award – Lewis Mitchell

Long Service Award – Rita Greenway

Special Achievement Award – John White

The evening also raised funds and awareness for The Lily Mae Foundation, a really well worth while organisation which provides much needed support for parents and families who have sadly lost a baby to stillbirth or neonatal death.

 

 

 

Eventmasters Boosts Wooden Spoon Rugby Charity

Eventmasters are delighted to announce that we raised a total of £6,355 for Wooden Spoon, rugby’s children’s charity.

It followed the generosity of those attending the 27th Midlands Sportsman’s Luncheon at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham city centre, addressed by guest speaker former England captain Phil Vickery, plus other fund raising activities throughout 2016.

A cheque was presented to Wooden Spoon’s local representative Phil Pemble.

Eventmasters managing director Denise Sheasby said: “We always like to give something back to those less fortunate and Wooden Spoon is a great charity.”

From sensory rooms, specialist playgrounds and sports activity areas to respite, medical and community care, Wooden Spoon funds around 70 projects each year that support disadvantaged and disabled children. Since its foundation in 1983, it has distributed in excess of £24 million, helping over one million young people.

Eventmasters have provided the finest corporate hospitality packages at the UK’s biggest sporting events for over 30-years across rugby, horse racing, tennis, football, cricket and other sports.

Our major events throughout the year include Twickenham Six Nations, Cheltenham Festival, Chester May Festival, Royal Ascot, York Ebor Festival and the Henley Royal Regatta.

In addition we have strong relationships with Trent Bridge, Headingley, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and the Lawn Tennis Association for events such as the Aegon Classic Birmingham and Aegon Open Nottingham.

27th Annual Midlands Sportsman’s Luncheon Review

Eventmasters were delighted to welcome former England captain and British & Irish Lions international Phil Vickery to the 27th Annual Midlands Sportsman’s Luncheon at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham – and ‘The Raging Bull’ gave us his thoughts on the up-coming Six Nations and the British Lions tour to New Zealand in 2017.

The upcoming Six Nations is going to be fabulous as players battle for a place on the Lions tour to New Zealand.

That was the prediction from former England captain Phil Vickery speaking at the 27th Midlands Sportsman’s Luncheon organised by corporate hospitality specialists Eventmasters.

The competition, which begins with England v France at Twickenham on February 4, was always difficult to call, declared the Cornish farmer’s son who won 73 caps for his country between 1998 and 2010.

Grand Slam winners England were strong, so were Ireland, the French were showing signs of stirring, while Scotland had come close without getting the results.

“The Celtic nations always perform brilliantly in a Lions year,” he cautioned.

And Vickery knows a thing or two about playing at the highest level given his pedigree – he was a member of the British & Irish Lions squad during the 2001 tour to Australia and the 2009 tour to South Africa, winning five caps. He is a World Cup winner being part of the 2003 England team and captained England in the 2007 World Cup Final.

He said: “Northern hemisphere rugby is on an upward curve.

“England have been brilliant. After the World Cup it was all doom and gloom. But Eddie Jones has come in and England have been Grand Slam winners, we won 3-0 in the Australian Test series, and there were victories over Argentina, South Africa, Fiji, and Australia again in the autumn internationals.

“English rugby is in a fantastic place.”

Phil Vickery believes the British Lions have the players to beat New Zealand

Replacing Dylan Hartley as guest speaker after the England captain stood down following his red card and ban, Vickery was cautious about how the Lions might fare.

He commented: “We are capable of winning – we have the players and the coaches. Can we win – yes we can. Are we going to win – I just don’t know. The thing about New Zealand is that they perform at a higher level for longer periods of time. It will take a monumental effort to beat them. The Lions can certainly expect a difficult time.”

But, he suggested it was not wise to look too far ahead.

“A lot of rugby has to be played before then and a lot can change. I think we are going to see a great Six Nations as players strive to put themselves in pole position for the Lions.”

Vickery said the game was “in good hands” though there were issues at the grass roots level plus particular concern over concussions.

Admitting to have been knocked out more than 20 times in his career, and with an eight-year-old son now learning the sport, he insisted: “Sometimes we suffer as a game for being too honest about things like concussion.

“It has been brought to the forefront and rightly so. But the authorities are doing a great deal to make it safe for kids. Can we do more – yes we can. Are we doing a lot – yes we are.”

Fiercely patriotic, Vickery revealed that he always sang the national anthem, God Save The Queen, with passion that declared – “I’m with you, girl!”

Finally, on a light-hearted note, the 2011 Celebrity MasterChef winner was happy to praise the food on offer at the Burlington Hotel – a menu consisting of duck and leek tart, sirloin of beef, bread and butter pudding, and cheese and biscuits.

“The food was very nice – it was warm and the beef was pink. For me beef and Yorkshire pudding are mother’s milk.”

Midlands Sportsman’s Luncheon to Return in 2017

Eventmasters are delighted to announce that the Midlands Sportsman’s Luncheon will return for its 28th renewal in 2017. The fabulous Horton Suite, Macdonald Burlington Hotel will again host the lunch, which is scheduled for Thursday 14th December 2017.

For more information please visit our 28th Annual Midlands Sportsman’s Luncheon hospitality page.