Comedian Dave Gorman to host Tes FE Awards 2019

The ceremony, which includes the presentation of the AoC Beacon Awards, takes place in London on 22 March

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With just weeks to go until the Tes FE Awards 2019, anticipation in the sector is growing.

For the first time, the Tes FE Awards, sponsored by the Education and Training Foundation, will also host the presentation of the Association of Colleges' Beacon Awards. Collectively, almost 100 providers, individuals and teams are in the running for the 19 awards.

And Tes can reveal that the host for the glittering awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Friday 22 March will be comedian, author and TV presenter Dave Gorman.

Quick read: 2019 Tes FE Awards and AoC Beacon Awards shortlists unveiled

Want to know more? Winners of the Tes FE Awards 2018 announced

Quick read: Tes FE Awards – Frequently asked questions


Tickets still available

Known for his visual storytelling and slideshow stand-up, Dave has been on the circuit for nearly 30 years. His shows regularly receive wide critical acclaim, and his latest tour With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint has been twice extended due to popular demand.

Dave’s many TV appearances include TaskmasterQI and Have I Got News for You, as well as his own show, Dave Gorman: Modern Life is Goodish. A successful author, Dave has written works including Are You Dave Gorman? and Dave Gorman’s Googlewhack Adventure, which was number one in the Sunday Times non-fiction bestsellers list.

Dave will help to present awards in all our categories, including teacher of the year, FE leader of the year and overall FE provider of the year.

Individuals and institutions across the UK submitted more than 470 entries for the Tes FE Awards and AoC Beacon Awards – a new record.

Tickets for the awards are still available, with early-bird rates on offer until 15 February. For more information, visit the official awards website.

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