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“Britain’s Most Famous Vicar” Will Host IChemE Awards

July 11, 2022
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The Rev. Richard Coles will host the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Global Awards 2022.

He is a priest, radio presenter, “Strictly Come Dancing” television performer, popstar and author; and now the Rev. Richard Coles will host the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Global Awards 2022. Often referred to as "Britain’s most famous vicar," Coles has had a varied career, primarily as a Church of England priest in Northamptonshire, UK, until retiring from clerical duties this year. Prior to this, he reportedly shot to fame in the 1980s in the band The Communards, gaining three top 10 hits including the top selling-single of 1986, “Don't Leave Me This Way,” according to IChemE.

Coles is a co-presenter of BBC Radio 4’s “Saturday Live,” and has been a regular panelist on TV shows such as “Would I Lie To You?”, “Have I Got News For You” and “QI.” He took to the dance floor on BBC’s iconic dance show “Strictly Come Dancing” in 2017. He will now grace the stage at IChemE’s Global Awards at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, Manchester on November 17 and is anticipated to be hit with the chemical engineering audience, according to IChemE.

Coles will address more than 300 guests at the event, which recognizes the best people, projects and companies in chemical, biochemical and process engineering The overall winner from all categories will be presented with the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemical and Process Engineering.

“We are delighted that Reverend Richard Coles will be hosting the IChemE Global Awards. It’s going to be particularly special as we return to bringing the profession together in person after two years of online events through the pandemic,” says Keith Batchelor, head judge of IChemE’s volunteer judging panel, in a press release from the organization.

There is still time to enter the awards, which are free to enter and open to a worldwide audience. Submissions should be made by July 15, 2022.

Read the press release at: www.icheme.org

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