Apr 08

DFNI Frontier EMEA Awards & Charity Ball, London

On Friday 5th April, Barry travelled to London to take part in the DFNI Frontier EMEA Awards and Charity Ball, held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, where he compères the live auction every year to drum up valuable funds for a nominated charity. This year, the auction was raising money for the Improving Education in Ghana project by the Fonds Solidaire de Valrhona charity, run by French premium chocolate manufacturer Valrhona. Barry was auctioneer extraordinaire, cajoling and encouraging those in attendance to dig deep in their pockets and both the EMEA award ceremony and the auctions (live and silent) have been hailed a great success!

Drummers entertain the crowds during the DFNI Frontier EMEA Awards and Charity Ball
David Spillane, Director – Global Travel Retails Sales and MC for the evening, encourages those in the room to spend enthusiastically
Barry starts the live auction
The money comes rolling in for the Improving Education in Ghana charity
Barry with Sunil Tuli, Managing Director, Travel Retail & Duty Free – King Power Group (HK)
Barry with a very happy James Prescott, Managing Director – Harding Retail (winners of both Cruise Retailer and European Travel Retailer of the Year) and Jess Howells, Group Marketing Manager – Concourse
Barry with many friends including Hannes Koch (MD – Travel Retail Cooperation), Anne de Geus & Lotte Rozemuller (Travel Retail – Rituals and also winners of Duty Free Experience of the Year), Jess Howells (Group Marketing Manager – Concourse) and Luke Maga (GTR MD – Distell and also DFNI awards judge), with his wife Rebecca

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