We are thrilled to announce the dates of the 6th Annual SME4LABOUR Gala Dinner:
DATE: 12 December 2023
LOCATION: Park Plaza Westminster Hotel, 200 Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7UT
Reception: 17:30 – 19:00
Dinner & Awards: 19:00 – 23:00
Dress Code: Lounge Suits or Cocktail Dresses
The SME4LABOUR Gala Dinner is always the highlight of our calendar, bringing the whole SME4LABOUR family together under one roof.
It is an opportunity to meet one another, listen to excellent speakers, and celebrate those who have excelled in connecting the Labour Party with small businesses this year.
As Labour leader, I am committed to making this the most pro-business Labour Party ever. I’m making the argument for a new partnership between an active state and enterprising business. The next Labour government will be focused on tackling the deep inequalities and injustices across our country. We’ll ensure that business can thrive and create the jobs of the future, and help every region and nation prosperSir Keir Starmer, leader of the Labour Party, at the 2022 SME4LABOUR Gala Dinner:
See highlights from our last event below:
See the keynote speech from Sir Keir Starmer:
Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, also spoke passionately about his conviction that “you can be both economically competent and be the party of social justice”:
Cllr Ibrahim Dogus, co-founder of SME4Labour, also commented:
We founded SME4Labour for two main reasons – to champion the policies needed for Small and Medium Enterprises to thrive, and to bring entrepreneurs, investors, and business people into the family of Labour supporters. That job has got easier over the past two years – with Sir Keir Starmer, Rachel Reeves, Jonny Reynolds, Sadiq Khan, and the rest of the Labour team committed to engaging and supporting business.
Also in attendance was the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party Angela Rayner, Shadow Business Secretary Jonathan Reynolds, Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper, and most of Labour’s Shadow Cabinet.
Last Year’s Winners.
Labour MP of the year: JOINT WINNERS CAROLYN HARRIS MP & SIOBHAIN MCDONAGH MP
Labour Shadow Cabinet member of the year: WES STREETING MP
Labour London Assembley member of the year: ONKAR SAHOTA
Labour member of the Senedd of the year: JACK SARGEANT MS
Labour Elected Mayor of the Year: MAYOR TRACY BRABIN
Labour Councillor of the Year: CLLR SHABIR PANDOR & CLLR KEMI AKINOLA
Labour Member of the Scottish Parliament of the Year: MICHAEL MARRA MSP
CLP of the Year: PUTNEY CLP
Labour Socialist Society of the Year: JOINT WINNERS LABOUR PARTY IRISH SOCIETY AND LABOUR WOMEN’s NETWORK
Labour Friends Group of the Year: MIGRANTS FOR LABOUR
Labour Council of the Year: WESTMINSTER COUNCIL
Affiliated Trade Union of the Year: COMMUNITY
Labour Peer of the Year: Baroness Angela Smith
Small Business of the Year: LOWICK
Have anyone you think deserves a nomination for the above awards in 2023? Get in contact via [email protected]