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Television & Radio Industries Club announces changing of the guard at 2021 TRIC Xmas party

Fleur East performing live at the TRIC Xmas party 2021

The Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC) appointed Dan Todaro as new Chair at its annual Christmas party. Todaro heads up Gekko Group, a marketing agency for the consumer electronics industry and related sectors. 

Todaro replaces Jane Ostler, MD of creative market research outfit Kantar. Ostler continues as Vice Chair. The current TRIC president is John Barrowman, who took over from Lorraine Kelly in 2020.

The annual industry bash returned as a live event afte two years, and was held for the first time at 8 Northumberland Avenue. The event is delightfully glamorous, and widely recognised as a highlight in the broadcast industry event calendar, but who are TRIC?

Celebrating 90 years as part of the broadcast scene, TRIC originally launched as the Radio Industries Club.

A not for profit organisation, TRIC promotes the ‘mutual understanding and goodwill among those in broadcast technology​ and related industries, across TV, Radio & online platforms.’ It also raises money for good causes through social events and the annual TRIC Awards.

This year’s festive shindig raised money for two charities, the Alzheimer’s Society and Save the Children, through both a raffle and a silent auction. There were also charity presentations to AKT and Combat Stress: the Veteran’s Mental Health Charity.

TRIC corporate partners span the great and the good of the broadcast and consumer electronics industries…

The grand ballroom at 8 Northumberland decked out for the TRIC Xmas party
8 Northumberland looking grand for the TRIC Xmas bash

TRIC corporate partners span the great and the good of the broadcast and consumer electronics industry, and include the DTG (Digital Television Group), SMEG, Panasonic, Sony, Freeview, Freesat, Yamaha, Humax, Sky, GFK, SES, Samsung, and Roberts.

Host Ainsley Harriott was joined by Eamon Holmes, Tony Hadley and Alex Jones. Entertainment was provided by comedian and impressionist Jon Culshaw, and singer Fleur East. 

Following a champagne reception, the lunch menu comprised a Butternut Veloute, followed by a choice of either 12 hour braised Daube of Beef, or leek and cauliflower pithivier. Dessert options consisted of Bitter Chocolate Pannacotta, and Chocolate and Raspberry Tarte.

The event concluded with a rousing round of carols, led by Cassidy Janson.

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Creator of Home Cinema Choice magazine, and editor of The Luxe Review, Steve muses and reviews for Trusted Reviews, T3, Yahoo UK, Home Cinema Choice, Games Radar, Ideal Home, Louder Sounds, Channel News and Boat International. He’s also the editor of professional home cinema website Inside CI. He's on Twitter and Instagram as @SteveMay_UK

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