Strictly star adds touch of glitter to this year’s business awards

It will be the fourth time that the event has taken place. In the opening three years nearly 600 companies and individuals put themselves forward across ten categories ranging from start-ups to Outstanding Business of the Year.

Anton du Beke is the ballroom dancing favourite from BBC’s Strictly AND has been on the show since the very first series. He has also recently released an album, From the Top, which features the light-footed star singing a range of swing and jazz hits.

The 52-year-old has also just become a father for the first time – to twins.

Having been part of Saturday night TV since 2004, when Strictly first aired, it is fair to say Anton has become somewhat of a national treasure.

In presenting the awards he follows in the footsteps of former politicians Michael Portillo and Edwina Curry as well as BBC 2 DJ Ken Bruce.

The awards ceremony will be held at Salomons in Tunbridge Wells on Thursday May 30. Mark the date in your diary and watch out for full details of the big night and how to enter the awards in next week’s Times.

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