The Event

22 March 2019, Battersea Evolution

The awards evening takes the format of a black tie gala dinner with entertainment, dancing and networking.

6.30pmDoors open for welcome drinks reception and networking – sponsored by Freeman
7.30pmThrough to Dinner, welcome speeches and EN Pioneer Award
8pmDinner is served – three course meal, coffee and petit fours
9.30pmHost and the awards
10.30pmKisstory DJ Justin Wilkes and KissFM Jason P party begins
2amCarriages or up to After Party
4amAfter party finishes


David Flatman – Presenter, broadcaster, host, and writer

DAVID FLATMAN (‘FLATS’) has been on the corporate circuit for a number of years establishing himself as an accomplished event host and after dinner speaker. He is a favourite within the sport and corporate circuit as well as the media industry for his quick wit and comic timing.

Since making his debut on TV back in 2005 Flats has gained increasing respect as a studio guest, co-commentator, presenter and journalist. 

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In September 2009 The Independent on Sunday signed him up to produce his first broadsheet article and in August 2011 he became Sport Magazine’s first and only Rugby Union columnist. David currently writes for the London Evening Standard during key rugby tournaments.

Since announcing his retirement from professional rugby in June 2012 due to a career-ending injury, Flats has established himself as a firm favourite in the corporate hospitality circuit, hosting and compering events with clients including Quilter, QBE, HSBC, Robert Walters, Accenture, Premiership Rugby and World Rugby.

His presence within the media industry has also increased; often seen on BT Sport as a studio guest or co-commentator for their Premiership Rugby coverage as well as co-presenting Channel 5’s Aviva Premiership Rugby highlights show every Sunday at 8pm with Mark Durden-Smith.

In 2015 Flats was named in ITV’s Rugby World Cup team to co-commentate on their live matches while he has also been an integral part of their Six Nations and Women’s Rugby World Cup coverage.

Flats is one half of the successful ‘Flats & Shanks’ rugby podcast which has been running since September 2016. Such is its success that in 2018 the duo were announced as presenters of ITV’s first Six Nations podcast which debuted at number 1 in the iTunes Podcast chart the first week of its release.

Where is the venue?

The event will take place at Battersea Evolution, situated on Queenstown Road in Battersea Park. The venue is easily accessible from the underground, Victoria Main Line Station and by bus or taxi.


Sloane Square


Victoria Main Line
Battersea Park
Queenstown Road


137 (N137)
44 (N44)


MBNA Thames Clipper
Battersea Power Station Pier