03 July 2008 | Paul Snell
Comedian Michael McIntyre has been confirmed as the host of this year's CIPS Supply Management Awards in London in September.
He will entertain the audience before announcing the winners in the 11 team and two individual categories, as well as the overall winner.
McIntyre was nominated for the 2003 Perrier best newcomer award and has since appeared on the BBC's Live at the Apollo show and as a panellist on programmes such as Mock the Week, Have I Got News For You and Channel 4's 8 out of 10 Cats.
He will arrive at the CIPS SM awards just after completing his run at this year's Edinburgh Festival, and in the middle of his 2008 nationwide tour.
This year's awards ceremony is being held in association with Ariba and is also sponsored by Atos Consulting, CPO Agenda, Hays Purchasing & Supply and RS.
The black-tie gala dinner will take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on 4 September. For more information and to book your table, call the awards team on 020 7880 6214 or visit www.cipssmawards.com.