John Sergeant Delivers the Scoop on A Colourful Career at Journalists’ Charity Event

John Sergeant, Headline Speaker - © The Comtek Group

John Sergeant, Headline Speaker – © The Comtek Group

Veteran journalist and Strictly Come Dancing star John Sergeant presented a series of entertaining anecdotes at St. David’s Village Hotel in Ewloe, North Wales on Friday night.

The black-tie dinner event was a fundraiser for the Journalists’ Charity and was attended by journalists and business executives from across North Wales and North-West England.

Award-winning BBC and former ITN broadcaster and Chair of Journalists’ Charity Wales branch, Tim Rogers, got proceedings underway introducing the charity, which helps journalists from across the United Kingdom who fall on hard times.

Between courses, the National Chair of the Journalists’ Charity Jill Palmer and Ken Skates, Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, also took to the stage. They underlined the importance of supporting journalists in need who help make those in authority accountable for their actions.

A charity auction comprising of tours round the BBC and ITV studios, and the set of Coronation Street, also brought thousands of pounds in much needed funds for the organisation.

Askar Sheibani, CEO of primary sponsors Comtek and Sorrento Networks, was recently made Vice President of the Journalists’ Charity for life. He led the toast to the charity’s patron Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Mr Sheibani is also the Chairman of the Deeside Business Forum.

John Sergeant finished the night’s entertainment by describing colourful events from his career, including that famous night outside the British Embassy in Paris in 1987 when he was trying to get the then Prime Minister Margret Thatcher’s reaction to the first-round ballot of the 1990 Conservative Party leadership election.

To conclude the evening, attendees were given the opportunity to network, enjoy a drink and have their photo taken with John Sergeant.


See below for a gallery of photographs taken from the evening. Courtesy of the event’s sponsors Comtek Network Systems. © 2017 The Comtek Group