Jason Manford to host Develop Awards

Jason Manford to host Develop Awards

By Ed Fear

May 21st 2009 at 9:51AM

8 out of 10 developers prefer Northern comics, apparently

Jason Manford, one of the most successful stand-ups in the country, has been confirmed as the host of this year’s Develop Industry Excellence Awards.

Manford, best-known as one of the team captains on 8 Out of 10 Cats on Channel 4, is a burgeoning star on the live circuit and is currently in the middle of a major arena tour. He’ll be taking a break, however, to provide man-size laughs at the Develop Awards on Wednesday, July 15th at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Brighton.

The nominations process for the Awards is now closed, and the finalists in the three main categories – Creativity, Technology & Services and Studios – will be revealed in the next issue of Develop, due out in the first week of June.

Black Rock has signed up as an Event Partner for the Develop Industry Excellence Awards, whilst the Drinks Reception Partner is Partnertrans. More sponsors from all quarters of the industry are expected to be announced soon.

To secure a ticket or a table for the event, contact Jodie.Holdway@bhpr.co.uk or phone 01462 456780