Our 100th year celebrations

The IMI is very much looking forward to celebrating with guests at a very special Centenary Dinner, taking place at the InterContinental Hotel, Park Lane, London, this evening. Our 100th year celebrations, will be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate with colleagues, network in style and recognise the incredible talent, commitment and passion that's needed in order to develop the sector, during the extra special recognition awards for outstanding achievement.

Centenary Dinner Tickets

Individual Tickets


A ticket to the dinner provides the perfect opportunity to network with peers and celebrate with colleagues.

Limited Availability

Executive table

£2600 £3120

(Table of 10) (Table of 12)

Pre-dinner drinks reception
Central table position
Magnum of chilled champagne
3-course dinner including petit-fours
Wine on table
Awards presentation
Post-awards entertainment
Copy of guest list and table plan three days prior to plan your networking activity

Standard Tables

£2500 £3000

(Table of 10) (Table of 12)

Pre-dinner drinks reception
3-course dinner
Wine on the table
An evening full of spectacular entertainment

*All prices are exclusive of VAT
Member incentive discounts available, contact us for details.

2019 Gallery

Take a look back at last year’s Annual Dinner


Sponsorship Opportunities 2020

The evening is a wonderful networking opportunity with a gathering of influential personalities from across the automotive industry.

Sponsorship Contact

For information on sponsoring this or other IMI events, please contact:

Wendy Hennessy
Tel: +(44) 07721 127983
Email: wendyh@theimi.org.uk

Recognition Awards for Motor Industry Stars

The 2020 Award Finalists are listed below, the winner will be announced at the Centenary Dinner

IMI have six national awards to recognise the outstanding contribution that both individuals and organisations make to the work of the IMI and to the development of the motor industry. Nominate yourself or someone else you think deserves to be honoured for their incredible work in our industry. The shortlisted nominees will be invited to the IMI Centenary Dinner, taking place on the 11th March 2020 at the Intercontinental, Park Lane – London, where the winners will be announced during the evening’s award ceremony.

The 2020 Awards Categories

The Patrons Award 2020: Championing Diversity in Automotive

Award finalists:

  • Suzanne Sherry - Arnold Clark
  • Hayley Pells - Avia Sports Cars Ltd
  • Sytner Group



Apprentice of the Year Award

Award finalists:

  • Josh Jones - Scuffed Up Ltd
  • Craig Kennedy - Riverpark Training and Development
  • Robert Pallant-Bright - Lookers Ford Braintree


Full-time Student of the Year Award

Award finalists:

  • Jessie Lancaster - Carshalton College
  • Trevor Ridgewell - Mercedes
  • Naim Ahmed - Cardiff & The Vale College



Contribution to the work of the IMI

Award finalists:

  • BMW Academy
  • Andy Moore
  • Phil Mitchell - Delphi

Outstanding Contribution to the Motor Industry Award

Award finalists:

  • Pro-Moto Europe Ltd
  • Gary Tucker - Network Training Partnership Ltd
  • Riverpark Training and Development

Partner of the Year Award

Award finalists:

  • Lucas Nüelle
  • Apollo Motor Group
  • Scania Limited

Nominations are now closed
The Centenary dinner drink reception will be sponsored by Enterprise and 2020 centenary ticket sponsors are Snap-On
At this event we will be fundraising for Ben, our charity of choice to donate please follow the link

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions, please email
georgiaf@theimi.org.uk or call +44 (0) 1992 511521

  1. What date is the 2020 Centenary dinner?
  2. 11th March 2020

  3. Where is the Dinner?
  4. InterContinental Park Lane, London

  5. What is the dress code?
  6. Black Tie

  7. What time does the Dinner Start?
  8. Drinks Reception starts at 18.30
    Dinner commences at 19.30

  9. What time does the dinner finish?
  10. Formal proceedings expected to conclude at 22.30. After dinner bar will be open until 1am

  11. Can I buy additional tickets?
  12. Yes, buy online