The IET Innovation Awards 2014




Please join us at this fabulous black-tie gala dinner and ceremony where you will share the excitement with finalists and celebrity host, as well as being part of the winner’s celebration.


Start the evening by sipping some refreshing drinks while mingling with the best and brightest in engineering, followed by an evening to remember.



View last year's winners.

IET Innovation Awards - dinner room (photo)


Kate Russell (photo)

Kate Russell

"I’m honoured and very excited to be presenting the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s Innovation awards in November.

"Professionals leading the way in engineering and technology are playing a pivotal role in the recovery of the UK economy.

"We have a rich history of innovation which should be celebrated, not only to reward those individuals striving to bring the next amazing idea to the world, but also to show young people that studying STEM subjects can lead to the most exciting career opportunities on the planet."

Kate Russell has been writing about technology and the Internet since 1995 and now appears weekly on BBC2 and BBC World News, reporting for technology programme Click.

A regular expert on the sofa at ITV’s Daybreak and various other TV and radio stations, she writes columns for National Geographic Traveller magazine and Web User magazine and is very engaged in government advisory initiatives and policy discussions concerning Internet governance.

Her first book ‘Working the Cloud’ and companion website is a collection of online tips, tricks and resources for small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs who want to get ahead online, and was published in March 2013.


When and where

This year’s ceremony will be held on Wednesday 19 November 2014 at the stunning The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London.



18:30 - Welcome drinks reception
19:30 - Dinner and ceremony
23:00 - Close and carriages


View a larger map of the venue area.


Book your tickets!

How to book a place


Included in the cost of your ticket are an arrival drinks and canapés reception, a delicious three-course meal plus an evening of celebration.


The awards ceremony is always very popular, so please book early to avoid missing out!

IET Innovation Awards - tables showing place settings (photo)

Special discount

Book a table of 10 for the price of 9 or 12 for the price of 11. If you have a small team buy five tickets and get one half price.

If you have booked one of our special discounted tables, please complete and return the table plan form PDF by no later than Friday 31 October 2014.

If you wish to book fewer than ten people you and your guests will be placed on a shared table with other companies.


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Never attended the Event Awards before? Have a peek at the 2013 Awards!

The 2013 Innovation Awards ceremony and dinner was held at The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London, on 20 November 2013.


View winner photos from the night



View the full photo album from the night, including the winners receiving their awards from host Tim Campbell, via our photo gallery.


2013 ceremony host


Tim Campbell, Founder, Bright Ideas Trust and owner of his own small business, Tim is also the co-author of one of Amazon’s Top 10 business books for 2010, ‘What’s Your Bright Idea?’

Tim Campbell, was awarded the MBE for Enterprise Culture in the 2012 New Year’s Honours List and is a speaker who is passionate about the power of business. Whether it be creating wealth and employment or changing the world, Tim believes that business is the catalyst of modern change.

The charismatic 34-year-old, who was the darling of television audiences of The Apprentice, has gone on to set up his own company and is now sharing his experiences with business audiences who want to learn the secrets of his success and discover why Sir Alan Sugar regarded him as a "great asset". Unlike prize winners from other shows, the human resource specialist wasn't a one hit wonder when the spotlight faded.

After landing a one year contract with the health and beauty division of Amstrad, he remained in employment for a further year until announcing recently that he was giving up his GBP 100,000 a year job to start a male grooming business of his own as well as The Bright Ideas Trust, a social initiative to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Tim also performs a number of key roles with his new found position in society. He is the Child's Ambassador for London, and was appointed by Beverley Hughes, the Children's Minister, to focus on the particular problems of the capital's young people. As well as this he is also closely involved with the Jack Petchey Foundation, the ACLT and is as an active supporter of the NSPCC, Learn Direct and Connexions.

He is the face of the British Library's campaign to promote their services or to be 'the human face of business' as the Guardian put it.