Rushlight Awards

Rushlight Awards Party 


The Rushlight Awards 2017-18 Party was held on Thursday 25 January 2018 at The Royal Geographical Society in London, following a full day at the Rushlight Show at the same venue.

With the Rushlight Awards fully integrated into the Rushlight Show, we held a celebratory Awards Party running on straight after the Show.  Entrants will be able to make group bookings and they can have a dedicated space at the event.

The dress code is business attire and attendees will be able to mingle and network freely.  Delicious food and drinks will be available.

The results of the awards will be announced, with certificates for the direct entry winners and trophies for the group winners and overall winners, which will be posted after the event.

We are also continuing with our one-to-one “surgeries” at the party where you will be able to queue up to talk with a representative from a government department, a leading investor, a financier and an entrepreneur.  These will be a bit like meeting your local MP (but possibly more productive!), hence the surgery tag, as well as a pun on the venue!


Bookings are now being taken.  The Booking Form can be downloaded HERE and sent by email to  Party registrations can also be made directly on the booking system HERE.


The Royal Geographical Society is located at i Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR. Directions to the venue and a map can be found HERE.


To help you get the best special offers at nearby hotels we have put together a Rushlight Awards and Show HotelMap that shows the nearby accommodation options and best possible rates and special offers. The map displays live availability and allows you to book directly with each hotel:

Alternatively, if you would like assistance with your hotel booking you can contact Jessica, our dedicated hotel expert for this event. Simply email with your requirements, phone number and Special Reference Code W-M7XYG and she will get back to you to discuss your hotel options.

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Programme for the evening

The programme for the evening is as follows:

5.00pm Registration, teas and coffees in the Map Room

5.55pm Transfer to  Education Centre – wine and soft drinks served

6.00pm Welcome: Clive Hall, Rushlight Events

Keynote address: Mark Taylor, Deputy Director, Science and innovation, BEIS

Networking and Poster Exhibition

Surgeries with:

Advisor:                 Alex Chalkley, Granted Consultancy

PR:                         Nigel Couzens, Barking Dog Communications

Finance:                 Amit Rama, UK Climate Investments

BEIS:                      Mark Taylor, BEIS               

7.00pm Awards Announcements

7.15pm Winners’ presentations and photos

Networking and Poster Exhibition

7.30pm Dinner

9.30pm Close

These are some of the comments from the delegates:

The award party was a very enjoyable evening and a great opportunity for networking, I am very pleased we attended – Dr Carole Shellcock, Business Development Officer, ALI Energy

Many thanks for hosting such a wonderful event – Charlotte Stamper, Bioresources Business Analyst, GENeco, Wessex Water Enterprises Ltd