Global dance superstar and entrepreneur Michael Flatley will be one of four people to be honored at this year’s Irish Post Business Gala Dinner & Awards. Three other awards, including Outstanding Contribution to Business, Company of the Year and Business Person of the Year, will be announced on the night.
The Chicago-born performer and business man, Flatley, will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the event this week.
The dancer and choreographer first found fame with “Riverdance” when he led a troupe of dancers in the television interval act at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin.
He has since gone on to create and produce many highly successful dance shows including “Lord of the Dance”, “Feet of Flames” and “Celtic Tiger”.
Three other awards, including Outstanding Contribution to Business, Company of the Year and Business Person of the Year, will be announced on the night.
The Irish Post’s inaugural Business Gala Dinner & Awards takes place on October 31 at London’s Dorchester Hotel.
The black tie event, featuring key personalities and speakers from the world of business, also promises to be a great night’s entertainment at one of London’s most iconic venues.
City A.M. Editor AllisterHeath and IrishCentral.com Founder, New York-based Niall O’Dowd, are the keynote speakers at the event.
The Gala Dinner & Awards is the culmination of The Irish Post’s 2013 series of business magazines, launched this year to highlight the success and contribution of Irish business leaders and companies in Britain across industries such as construction, legal and finance.
The Irish Post’s In Business 2013 magazine will be launched on the night.
Editor Siobhán Breatnach said “The influence of the Irish on Britain’s business landscape continues to grow. At a time when economic and trade relations between our two countries are being prioritized at the highest levels of Government, the Irish are playing their part. From traditional industries such as construction to technology and emerging companies, green shoots are springing up in towns and cities across England, Scotland and Wales.”
She added “The Irish Post In Business 2013 is a guide to some of the most innovative and successful Irish people in Britain today. From tourism and transport to retail, finance, hospitality and the arts, we look at some of the most influential professionals, directors and entrepreneurs who are adding to the vibrancy and commercial success of ‘Business Britain’. This final publication also incorporates our Irish in Britain Legal50, which acknowledges the contribution and excellence of leading legal minds.”