Awards Dinner Speaker - Tom Allen

Tom Allen is a comedian, writer and actor. He started as a stand up at the age of 22 and went on to win both So You Think You’re Funny in Edinburgh and the BBC New Comedy Awards in the same year. Since then he has honed his unique style of sharp, acerbic wit and camp, riotous storytelling by performing to audiences all over the UK and around the world.

He has made several appearances on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Mock the Week, The Great British Bake Off’s Extra Slice, Celebrity The Crystal Maze as well as the John Bishop Show and Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the O2 along with several appearances on Just a Minute including the 50th episode alongside Prince Charles.

Last year he supported Sarah Millican on her sold out tour of Australia, New Zealand and the UK. He has also supported Josh Widdicombe, Romesh Ranganathan and Michael McIntyre. After a sell-out run of his show ‘Indeed’ at the Edinburgh Festival Tom recently brought it to the main space at London’s Soho Theatre before extending his current tour ‘Absolutely’ to even more places around the UK.

Like Minded Friends, the weekly podcast he records with friend and compadre Suzi Ruffell has now reached the hundreds of thousands in its listenership. Tom has also performed at Montreal’s Just For Laughs as well as Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne Comedy Festivals.

He has written articles for The Scotsman, The Independent, The Lady and The Guardian. Attitude Magazine called him a gay role model.

He played Pip Bin in Radio 4’s Sony Award winning Bleak Expectations and as an actor has also guest starred in Comedy Central’s Threesome, BBC’s Sensitive Skin with Joanna Lumley and Fear of Fanny with Mark Gatiss and Julia Davis. Film includes Colour Me Kubrick with John Malkovich, Starter for Ten with James McEvoy and the Stephen Frears film, Tamara Drewe. As a teenager he was the youngest member of the Noel Coward Society. He responds well to deadlines and strong women.

Online bookings will go live in the Spring of 2019. However, if you would like to book a table and be invoiced in advance of the online bookings going live please contact Rebecca Miller on rebeccamiller@stepconnect2.com.

Dinner Rates

Awards Dinner 15 October 2019 Early booking rate (until Tuesday 3 September 2019) Standard Rate
Awards Dinner Table £1,400 + VAT £1,650 + VAT
Awards Dinner Table (2019 Exhibitor/Sponsor rate) £1,150 + VAT £1,400 + VAT

Dinner Itinerary:
19.00 Arrival and 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