Awards Dinner & Industry Celebration: Introducing our host

IWSC news

Thu 7 Jul 2022

Ahead of our 2022 Awards Dinner & Industry Celebration, the IWSC is delighted to announce Ortis Deley as the host for the upcoming industry event.

For many, Ortis Deley is best known as the presenter of Channel 5’s most prized television programme, The Gadget Show. However, here at the IWSC we know him as one of our expert spirits judges and co-founder of Glassmates. Together with his friends and fellow IWSC judges, Nigel and Jimmy, Glassmates is an educational platform dedicated to the exploration of quality spirits. 

Beyond his love of spirits - whisky in particular - Ortis is a well-established television presenter, radio DJ and actor. While studying for a degree in pharmacy at the University of Sunderland, Deley appeared on London Weekend Television’s Blind Date. His personality proved to be a hit with the British public and he moved swiftly into television, working on Trouble TV for 5 years before becoming the face of Live & Kicking, Short Change and Best of Friends during a 10 year stint at the BBC.

Over the past 15 years, Ortis has solidified his status as a highly popular television presenter, corporate host and after-dinner speaker.

The IWSC is delighted he has agreed to host our Awards Dinner on Thursday 29 September at the Roundhouse. Discover more information on the upcoming event and how you can join us here.