Celebrating Excellence & Achievement in Education


Kimpton Clocktower Hotel, Tuesday 12 October 2021 from 19:00

The Education Estates® Awards Dinner is a prestigious night where the education sector celebrates excellence & achievement.

The Awards Dinner will take place in the Ballroom. The Ballroom has its own private bar for post awards ceremony celebrating and networking, whilst also having its own dedicated private entrance from Waterhouse Way.

So join the education sector at what will be a fantastic evening celebrating excellence and achievement in education.


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Whether your are attending the exhibition or the awards dinner, please note we have a COVID PROCEDURE which will apply to all attendees. You will be required to adhere to the guidelines listed in order to gain access to the show and awards. 

Awards Dinner Entertainment

12 October 2021


19.00 Arrival and Pre-Dinner Drinks Reception
19.45 Call to be seated
20.00 Dinner Served
21.30 Entertainment
22.00 Awards Ceremony
23.00 Post Awards Ceremony Networking

Dress Code

Black Tie / Formal Evening Wear

Awards Dinner Venue 

Kimpton Clocktower Hotel, Oxford St, Manchester M60 7HA

Zoe Lyons - Awards Dinner Entertainment

Zoe Lyons - Awards Dinner Entertainment


Host of BBC2’s quiz – Lightning. A regular on Have I Got News for You, QI, and Mock the Week. TV also includes Live at the Apollo, Stand Up and Deliver, House of Games, Funny Festival Live, Guessable, The Apprentice: You’re Fired, Hypothetica, Between the Covers, Celebrity Eggheads,

University Challenge The Graduates, The Blame Game, The Dog Ate My Homework, Dave Gorman’s Terms and Conditions Apply, Pointless Celebrities, The One Show and the winner of Celebrity Mastermind.

Zoe is an immediately recognisable voice on Radio 4. A regular on The News Quiz, Just a Minute, The Unbelievable Truth and The Now Show, plus her own four part series Passport Paddy. Radio also includes Breaking the News, The Good the Bad and the Unexpected, Fred MacAulay at

The Stand, The Frank Skinner Show and The Jason Manford Show. Podcasts include Walking the Dog, An Hour or So with Sue Perkins, James Acaster Stay Home Special Series and The Guilty Feminist.

Branded content / partnerships include Sky 1 and TUI’s mockumentary Sun, Sea & Spats, as well as working extensively for Dell, Perspective Publishing, hosting the So You Think You’re Funny Awards for the Gilded Balloon and the final of the Funny Women competition.

Zoe is a regular at the Edinburgh Festival with shows such as, Entry Level Human, Mustard Cutter and Little Miss Misfit, all of which have toured the UK and been praised by critics and audiences alike. She has also performed at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Latitude, Kilkenny and Pride Festivals. She also hosts her own award winning monthly comedy night in Brighton – Bent Double.

Zoe is an award winning stand-up, winner of Dave’s Joke of the Fringe, Comedian’s Comedian of the Year, and The Funny Women Award, as well as being nominated for the Edinburgh Best Newcomer Comedy Award.

Zoe is a trained actor, who performed the lead part in the play An Act of God at the Vaults in London in 2019. Theatre also includes Outings at the Gilded Balloon, Hedda Gabler at the Workhouse Theatre and Shut Up I’m Your Mother at the Gilded Balloon.

Zoe’s hobbies include diving, ultra-marathons, paddle-boarding and her chosen specialist subjects on Celebrity Mastermind were Quentin Crisp and Jacques Cousteau. On her socials she talks about a variety of topics including her alopecia, wild swimming and her trusted companion Groucho Barks the Jack Terrier.



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