Floggers guest speaker Ann Widdecombe

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Excitement is mounting ahead of next week’s Floggers lunch in London, where flamboyant Conservative MP Ann Widdecombe is set to be the after-lunch speaker.

The annual lunch of the Chemical Business Association (CBA) on Wednesday 29 April will be held as always in the Great Room of the Grosvenor House hotel on Park Lane, and this year’s attendance has been confirmed by the CBA at around 900-1,000. I see from last year’s programme that last year’s event had 94 tables, so that’s not at all bad considering the state of the economy. At £115 + VAT per ticket, it was always a premium event, attracting attendees from the UK, Europe and even a few from further afield.
And as if the prospect of milling around hospitality suites from early in the morning to late in the evening was not enough fun for chemicals folk, there will be a few new elements to this year’s event. The CBA will be presenting its Responsible Care awards at the lunch for the first time, and will also be commissioning some photos of the event, which will later go on the association’s website. I look forward to seeing those, particularly if the photographer makes a tour of the “post luncheon corporate entertaining.”

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