Best CSR Event Award

Sponsored By


Slaughter & May - General Counsel Programme Dinner 2018


Barclays - Creative Horizons


Microgaming - ICE London 2019


BBC Studios - Showcase 2018

Barclays - Creative Horizons
Microgaming - ICE London 2019
Slaughter & May - General Counsel Programme Dinner 2018 




Judges' Comments
The best CSR event category has seen a number of very impressive entrants for this year. It was a closely fought battle between 5 events with the overall winner pipping the others to the post by 2 points.

The winner of the Best CSR event is the General Counsel Programme Dinner organised by Slaughter & May.

This annual dinner is the company’s flagship client-facing event for their most senior lawyers and their clients. The event was unique with a clear focus on sustainability to enhance their reputation as a responsible business, launch a 2 year plan around their business commitments, increase employee engagement and create a fully sustainable and immersive culinary experience last November at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. The dinner was attended by 120 guests and marked the beginning of a two-year plan that brings together the firm’s environment, inclusion, pro bono and community work.

For the dinner it was all about low impact and sustainability. They sourced local and organic suppliers for all menu elements, even planting, tracking and harvesting all the ingredients. They even tracked the chickens from birth to slaughter and ensured that every part of the bird was used! They generated zero food waste, focused on low impact cooking and clearly demonstrated how all dining experiences in the 21st century should be delivered.

It was clearly a challenge to stage this but they took this risk and it was one worth taking as it is now clear this event has helped their clients, sponsors and staff to be more aware and engaged in their responsible business goals and ultimately what it means to live more sustainably. 

Please click here to read our case study on this event.

Peter Grimster 
Venue Sales Manager
Business Design Centre


Mark Handforth
360 Event Consulting

Daniel Halpin
Head of Sales and Marketing
Cogs & Marvel