SOFHT 40th Annual Lunch & Awards 2019

1 Day Events
14 Nov

The Brewery, 52 Chiswell St, London - Sponsorship opportunities for this event are still available

Date:Thursday 14th November, 2019.
Venue:The Brewery, 52 Chiswell St, London, EC1Y 4SD

Sponsorship opportunities for this event are still available

Please contact for further information.


The Society of Food Hygiene and Technology presents television presenter and journalist Matt Allwright.

Does naming and shaming still work? Matt Allwright talks about the difficulty in bringing individuals and organisations to account in an age of diminishing responsibility.

It sometimes seems as though respect for established institutions is crumbling. Funding for detection and enforcement has been slashed. The result of this appears to be that what we call ‘The Authorities’ perhaps no longer bear the authority they used to, and tolerance and attention span for being preached at is at an all time low. It’s also an age of moral equivalence – where those accused can easily counter with the failings of the
accuser, whether it’s the BBC, central and local government or the police.

So, in a world where no-one wants to be told what to do, how do we perform our roles in sharing information and enforcing rules which can protect people and possibly even save their lives? Matt shares some thoughts from his own unique perspective and twenty years of experience of bringing rogues to book.

Matt Allwright is a prime-time television presenter and journalist with integrity and his own distinctive style. Full of originality and ideas, he brings something fresh to every project he works on.

His trademark programme is BBC1 hit Rogue Traders, but his abilities stretch beyond the consumer journalism where he’s made his name. More recently, he has been making programmes on the subject of Britain’s housing crisis. He’s also been a mainstay presenter and reporter on the One Show for over a decade.


10:00 Welcome and Coffee
10:45 Introduction by Matt Allwright
11:00 Interview with Felicity Wingrove & Matt Allwright
11:45 Open Forum
12:00 Networking Reception
13:00 40th Annual Lunch and presentation of the SOFHT Awards
16:30 Close


Table of 10 (Members)
£2115 / Individual £265
(all + VAT)

Table of 10 (Non-Members)
£2400 / Individual £305
(all + VAT)

To book a place, contact Su Werran, Operations Director 01827 872500 or email:

Click here to download the 2019 Annual Lunch & Awards flyer. 

This year’s Annual Lunch is kindly sponsored by Pal International.PAL

Drinks are kindly sponsored by Lloyds Register.

We are proud to be supporting Cystic Fibrosis Care.
Registered charity in England & Wales No. 1162445