Holly Walsh to host AOP Awards

2017 ceremony to be presented by the comedian and panel show regular

Comedian Holly Walsh who will host the AOP Awards in February 2017

We’re delighted to announce comedian Holly Walsh as host for this year’s prestigious AOP Awards ceremony.

The acclaimed live performer and panel show regular, who frequently appears on Mock the Week, Would I Lie to You?, 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Never Mind The Buzzcocks, will present at the black tie event on Sunday 5 February 2017, in London.  

Holly Walsh said: "I'm delighted to host the 2017 AOP Awards. It has been interesting to read about the enormously talented and skilled people working in the sector - there are some real unsung heroes. I look forward to celebrating with them at the event."

Holly Walsh headshot

Holly Walsh

The annual AOP Awards, which for the first time takes place at leading trade event 100% Optical, recognises the highest levels of achievement in UK optics – celebrating outstanding contributions across the profession.

There are 13 categories that showcase the important work being carried out by optical practitioners UK-wide – 11 of which went to a public vote between 30 September and 18 December 2016. The 2017 Awards will also see the introduction of a new category, Product of the Year award, voted exclusively for by AOP members.

Chief Executive of the AOP, Henrietta Alderman said: “This year we have seen some remarkable entries who demonstrate real commitment and skill in delivering for patients as well as playing an important role in the optical community. We are looking forward to giving them the recognition they deserve.”

Patients and practitioners can help celebrate and support this year’s finalists by booking an individual ticket or a table at the event.

Find out more by visiting the AOP Awards pages or read our full press release.