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EVCOM Fellowship Awards

In his capacity as Chairman of EVCOM, our CEO Dale Parmenter has welcomed three new fellows into EVCOM's prestigious group of renowned communication professionals. The event, held at the House of Lords and kindly hosted by Lord Palumbo saw Sir Bruce Forsyth CBE, Digby, Lord Jones of Birmingham and Alan Parker of Brunswick join the fellowship. Past recipients include luminaries from broadcast, entertainment and business including Richard Attenborough, David Frost, Jon Snow, Justin King and Sir Martin Sorrell.

Dale, alongside director of fellowship and GROSVENORFILM MD Des Good, welcomed the new fellows and guests to the event before each new fellow gave a speech about their illustrious careers.

Sir Bruce Forsyth is one of the UK's most loved stars and has now been in show business for eight decades. A consummate live performer with numerous theatrical appearances across the world. In 1998 he was awarded the OBE, in 2006, the CBE and in 2011 a Knighthood for his services to the entertainment industry while in 2008 he was awarded a BAFTA Fellowship, the highest accolade the Academy can bestow.

Lord Digby Jones was appointed Minister of State for UK Trade & Investment and became a life peer taking the title, Digby, Lord Jones of Birmingham Kt. and has concentrated on the business of promoting Britain across the world. In addition to his role as an active crossbencher, he serves as Chairman of a number of companies and advises in other paid and unpaid roles, fulfilling his vision of promoting socially inclusive wealth creation.

Sir Alan Parker is Chairman of Brunswick and has worked on a wide range of assignments, acts as senior consultant on many of the firm's retained accounts and takes an active role in special project work.

Dale commented on the fellowship and its importance, "EVCOM is a new association yes, but one with long standing traditions in both Eventia and the IVCA. bringing forward the old IVCA fellowship into the EVCOM fold is vital to demonstrate the value we place on communication and the importance of those at the very top of the industry setting an example. My colleague Des has done an excellent job once again in identifying candidates who exemplify the characteristics of great communication we all aspire to and it's an honour and a privilege to welcome them into the esteemed company of the EVCOM fellowship."