Battersea Evolution has announced that on 12 January 2017 it will host ‘Hospitality Rocks’, a post-Christmas party for the hospitality and events industry.

The event will raise funds for two charities; The Springboard Charity and Hospitality Action. It will also have a Carnivale theme, featuring influences from South America such as the Day of the Dead and Mardi Gras.

Following a canapé reception, guests will be treated to a three-course meal, prepared onsite by in-house catering team Smart Hospitality.

Greg Lawson, CEO of Smart Group, said: “After running Christmas parties for over 20 years, I can’t remember the last Christmas party that I attended. We in the industry just don’t get the chance to celebrate and party ourselves.

“Following the stresses and heady times of Christmas, the New Year seemed the perfect opportunity for us to bring the industry together to celebrate and using the Christmas theme from December we can offer an extraordinary product to our mates in the industry.

“With everyone’s support we hope the event will become an annual occasion and be the tonic that everyone needs to start the year on the right note.”