Mining Journal Outstanding Achievement Awards set out to honour those individuals and organisations who have made a significant contribution to the industry and who stand out from the crowd.
Sponsored by various high-profile organisations, the accolades seek to pay tribute to improved mining operations, effective funding, innovative environmental programmes, bravery, charitable work and deals which have captured the industry’s imagination.
The black tie awards evening is held on Wednesday 5 December at:
HAC Artillery Gardens
Chiswell Street, off City Road
Closest tube Stations:
Moorgate (walk north up City Rd) or Old Street (Exit 5 – walk south down City Rd) Both tube stations are a 3-4 minute walk to the HAC
Closest main Line Stations:
Liverpool Street (approximately a 10 minute walk)
There is an NCP carpark at Finsbury Square almost opposite the HAC.
Born in Rothbury, Northumbria in 1970 and educated at Durham School and Trinity College, Cambridge, Alexander Armstrong first found fame as one half of comedy duo Armstrong and Miller on Channel 4. He met Miller at Cambridge in 1992 when they were both in the Cambridge Footlights and the show has subsequently transferred to the BBC. It’s mix of sketches and musical pieces also nods to the great Flanders and Swann double act.
He has starred in three series of the ITV drama “Life Begins” with Caroline Quentin (2004 – 2006). He appeared in Steve Coogan’s “Saxondale” in 2006 as a famous motoring correspondent and as David Cameron in the satirical fictional documentary “The Trial of Tony Blair”. He played a middle aged man who leaves his wife during a mid-life crisis in “Maggie Mae” and appeared as a guest star in “Hotel Babylon” in 2007. He was the voice of Mr Smith, an alien computer, in “The Sarah Jane Adventures” and in the “Doctor Who” episodes “The Stolen Earth” and “Journey’s End”.
He’s possibly best known for his starring roles in the Pimms adverts, and his successful chairing of the BBC’s satirical panel game “Have I Got News for You” also regularly appearing as a guest on the programme. His TV presenting career includes chairing the comedy panel show “Best of the Worst” on Channel 4 which features team captains David Mitchell and Johnny Vaughan. He presented the ITV1 comedy quiz series “Don’t Call Me Stupid” and in 2008 was presenter and narrator for all twelve episodes of “When Were We Funniest?”
He has been the presenter of the BBC2 game show “Pointless” since 2009 and also presented the BBC documentary “Alexander Armstrong’s Very British Holiday” and was the subject of the BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are?”
Attendance at the Mining Journal Outstanding Achievement Awards is via invitation, sponsors invitation, or via purchased full Mines and Money London 2012 delegate ticket.
Pre Dinner Drinks: 18.45
Dinner Commences: 20.00
The site on City Road has been occupied by the Honourable Artillery Company since 1641. The grounds, which extend to six acres, are home to many artillery buildings including Armoury House which is the home of the Company and of the Regiment. A purpose built marquee, erected in front of the stunning façade on four acres of manicured lawns, houses summer and Christmas events. The Outstanding Awards Dinner is pleased to return to this exciting venue for 2012.
The evening host for Mining Journal Outstanding Achievement Awards will be announced shortly.
|Pre-Dinner drinks sponsored by :|
|Country Award: For the country that has shown the most improvement in terms of attractiveness to mineral investors.|
|Exploration Award: This award is given for notable exploration success in the past year.|
|Sustainable Development Award: Most noteworthy environmental-protection programme in the international mining industry.|
|Exploration Funding Award: Awarded to the mining company that has announced the most innovative funding for an exploration programme|
|Development Funding Award: Awarded for the most effective project-specific financing of a new mine or expansion project.|
|Deal of the Year: Takeover, merger or listing that has most captured the imagination of the financial community.|
|The Fund Manager Award is chosen by a panel.|
|Life-Time Achievement Award is chosen by a panel.|
|Sweep Stake Sponsors|
|Arthur J Gallagher|
|Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP|
|BMO Capital Markets|
|Cervello Capital Inc|
|Charles Russell LLP|
|Clyde & Co LLP|
|Ernst & Young LLP|
|Forbes & Manhattan|
|Fuller & Associates|
|Grant Thornton UK LLP|
|Investec Investment Banking|
|Liberum Capital Ltd|
|Loeb Aron & Co Ltd|
|Lydian International Ltd|
|Ortac Resources Plc|
|Platinum Group Metals Ltd|
|RK Equity Group|
|Raymond James Financial|
|RBC Capital Markets|
|RFC / Ambrian|
|Rio Alto Mining|
|Roscoe Postle Associates Inc (RPA)|
|SNR Denton UK LLP|
|Turner and Townsend|
|Watson, Farley & Williams LLP|
The 2011 Mining Journal Outstanding Achievements Awards black tie Dinner took place on 1st December.
For further information about getting involved as a sponsor of either an award or an awards table, please contact
Pablo Martin:Email: [email protected] DDI: +44 (0)20 7216 6063 Mobile: +44 (0)7957 164 107
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