progress 1000 Evening Standard award 2016

Progress 1000 Evening Standard a list of London’s most influential people.

The 2016 Evening Standard progress 1000 awards party. A Red carpet event that honoured 1000 of the most influential in London.

Sarah Sands was the perfect host and greeted us warmly as we entered the Science Museum in London.

It had been several years since I had visited with darling nephew and I recall we spent quite some time in the IMAX.

The progress 1000 is an absolutely amazing opportunity to meet the movers and shakers that make our great Capital a life well and vibrant.

Prince Charles made a moving speech as he was honoured for his work with setting up the Princes Trust and all the key work he does with  over 400 charities and his charities raise more than 100 million pounds each year.

Sadiq Khan the new Mayor of London was number 1 on the list of the progress 1000 list.

Theresa May the Prime Minister, Justine Greening were all honoured in the progress 1000

The world of city finance was there in force as were TV theatre religious leaders, liberty, mathematicians, astronauts, sports professional, journalist, film makers,  those that had overcome adversity and a girl from the East end of London. completely humbled and quite surreal seeing Joanna Lumley from Ad Fab fame and Harvey Nic’s  bag in sight.

The mayor told us  told us he had the best job in the world and I guess be probably does.

The event was hosted on a hot barmy night and the long zoom lenses were there to capture every moment

Sir Bernard Hogan Howe commissioner for the Metropolis was there too.

The night was pretty amazing and catching up with some old friends made it even more special


The Evening Standard keeps London and beyond informed on our journeys home and the reach today is greater than ever.The Evening Standard  journalists on the night were all welcoming and hosted a great party.

I came under the  Social Crusaders, equality champions heading, wow.


‘Aneeta Prem

Human rights campaigner

A magistrate turned campaigner, Prem founded the charity Freedom, which fights to end modern-day slavery, forced marriage, so-called honour crimes and FGM. Prem is carrying on the work of her father, who set up a free college to educate girls in India. She has also written two books: But It’s Not Fair, about forced marriage, and Cut Flowers, about FGM, and donated 50,000 copies of her books to young people.’