The Building Innovation Awards will be presented at a gala dinner and awards ceremony
on 17th October 2024 at Hilton Deansgate Manchester.

The evening begins with a welcome drinks reception in Cloud 23 – the highest bar in the city.

Followed by a three-course dinner with complimentary wine.

Dinner will be followed by the awards ceremony and entertainment.

Ticket and Table Bookings

£250 + VAT

  • Sparkling drinks reception
  • Share of silver drinks package on table for 10 
  • 3 course dinner 

£2,295 + VAT

  • Sparkling drinks reception
  • 3 course dinner
  • 4 x bottles of wine
    (or equivalent in bottled beer)
  • 4 x bottles of water

£2,495 + VAT

  • Premium positioned table
  • Sparkling drinks reception
  • 3 course dinner
  • 2 x bottles of Champagne
  • 6 x bottles of wine (or equivalent in bottled beer)
  • 6 x bottles of water

Running Order*

18:30 – Drinks Reception in Cloud 23 Bar

19:15 – Host Welcome

19:20 – Awards Presentations (Part 1)

19:45 – Dinner

21:30 – Guest Speaker

22:00 – Awards Presentations (Part 2)

23:00 – Charity Prize Draw

23:30 – After-show Party

02:00 – Carriages

Dress Code

Black Tie / Evening Dress / Cultural Attire

*Timings shown are approximate

Host & Special Guest Speaker

Kriss Akabusi MBE

Kriss rose to fame on the athletics track, where his greatest individual triumph was winning the gold medal in the 1990 European Championships. This was the day when he beat David Hemery’s British record for the 400 metre hurdles – a record that had stood for 22 years before Kriss made his mark on it! Kriss went on to break Hemery’s record 3 more times until 1992, and still holds the current British Record for this event. 

Kriss’ first foray into entertainment came when he presented Channel 4’s hit breakfast show, The Big Breakfast. This was followed with a full-time position as co-presenter of the BBC’s legendary Record Breakers, as well as presenting various other children’s TV programmes. 

Today, Kriss is regularly consulted on a variety of radio and television programmes, discussing topics ranging from sport to business. He is also a regular contributor to Sky News’ Paper Review Programme. 

Kriss’ engaging personality, inspirational speaking style, and remarkable backstory soon led to a growing demand for his services as a professional speaker. For over 20 years, he has given countless keynote speeches and facilitated a wide range of training workshops in the corporate arena.

After-show Entertainment

A five-piece party band offering a fresh modern set, sprinkled with classics, to ensure you’ll be dancing the night away. 

Supporting UK Charity Switch the Play Foundation

The Switch the Play Foundation is the UK’s only charity dedicated to supporting all sportspeople to successfully transition into life outside of sport. This enables them to fulfil their potential through and beyond sport.

Getting There

Hilton Deansgate Manchester

303 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LQ

For those using a SatNav, the postcode is M3 4LQ.

Greater Manchester’s rail connections mean it’s easy to get here from anywhere in the country.

From Oxford Road Train Station  (Walking = approx 8 Minutes)

Walk down the station approach, turn left onto Whitworth Street West.
After 5 minutes walk, you will pass the City Road Inn on your left. After a further 3 minutes walk, you will arrive at a T-Junction with Deansgate. Turn right, walk under the bridge and The Hilton is ahead on the right.  


Metrolink trams provide connections across Greater Manchester with 93 stops right across the region. Metrolink runs every few minutes so you don’t need a timetable, you can just turn up and travel. And for those visiting the region from further afield there is free parking for Metrolink customers at Park and Ride sites across the network.

Nearest Tram stop: Deansgate – Castlefield (Walking = approx 2 Minutes).

You can purchase tickets on-stop or by using the get me there app.

Plan your Metrolink journey now on the website or at @MCR Metrolink.

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