Uncategorised / 13 September 2019

Andrew Strauss confirmed as guest speaker for BBPA Annual Dinner & Awards 2019

Former England Cricket Captain Sir Andrew Strauss has today been announced as the guest speaker for the BBPA’s Annual Dinner & Awards 2019 at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London.

Among the world’s most respected players, Strauss is one of only three England captains in history to secure Ashes victories both home and away. Under his stewardship, the national side was ranked the top Test team in the world.

One of the finest batsmen in the game, Strauss scored over 7,000 runs in his career. A resourceful and dependable opening bat, he often made valuable contributions in tricky situations and was always recognised for his leadership and professionalism.

Off the field Strauss was equally popular with supporters and media, doing an enormous amount to promote Cricket. He retired from the pitch after his 100th Test and took to commentary work with Sky, before becoming the first Director of Cricket for the national team.

Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive of the British Beer & Pub Association, commented:

“Andrew is recognised across the globe for being one of cricketing’s greats. His experience as the England cricket team captain, turning the national side around to become the best in the world, makes him a fascinating speaker. I admire him as a person and am delighted at his award of a knighthood, so very much look forward to what he has to say at our dinner.”

Places are filling up fast for the BBPA Annual Dinner & Awards 2019, run in partnership with Pub & Bar magazine. The evening brings together business leaders in the brewing and pub sector, key industry stakeholders and parliamentarians, to celebrate the outstanding achievements of key individuals and organisations within the sector.

To book either a table or individual tickets for the Annual Dinner, visit the dedicated booking website, or contact

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