22 March 2010
Meera Syal, British-born actress, writer and comedian, will present the awards at this year’s icm10 Gala Awards dinner that takes place at the Royal Courts of Justice in London on March 16.
Among the awards is the Credit Professional of the Year, which singles out the person who has made a tangible and measurable improvement in their particular field over the last 12 months. The shortlist for this category includes Martin Kirby of BUPA, Linda Jones of Hewden and Julie Harris of Geopost.
The other main award is the icm10 Credit Personality of The Year, which celebrates and congratulates the achievements of an individual who has made a significant contribution to society, through charitable efforts, or significant personal achievement despite the odds. The nominees this year are Kim Caldwell of BUPA, Nilesh Patel of BT and Claire Sandbrook of Shergroup.
“Meera is one of the UK’s most popular performers and a great achiever in her own right,” says Philip King, Chief Executive of the ICM. “We are delighted that she will be presenting the awards, and adding a further touch of celebrity to what is already a glittering occasion.”
As well as the two main prizes awarded on the night, other awards are given in the following categories: The Unsung Hero, Developing the Team Award, Newcomer of The Year Award, Innovative Solution of the Year, Performance Improvement, Fraud Prevention, International Trade Initiative Award. And The Sir Roger Cork Prize will be presented to the candidate who achieved the highest aggregate examination marks within the calendar year 2009.