Kris Akabusi is on track for charity ball - The Coventry Observer

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Kris Akabusi is on track for charity ball

Coventry Editorial 22nd Jan, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A OLYMPIC and Commonwealth Games medallist will be the special guest at an upcoming charity ball.

Kriss Akabusi will discuss his career and the importance of building an engaged team at the event organised by Coventry recruitment and training firm eResponse.

Kriss, 56, shot to fame representing Team GB in the 1984 and 1992 Olympics, where he won medals in the 4x400m relay and 400m hurdles in 1992, before becoming a successful broadcaster and motivational speaker.

eResponse, a city-based training and workforce solutions provider, is raising money for Make-A-Wish UK using proceed from the gala event, which is being held at the National Motorcycle Museum at the end of the month.

Paul Alekna, managing director of eResponse, explained that Kriss Akabusi was chosen for his ‘infectious enthusiasm and humour.’

He added: “Kriss is one of the most interesting sportsmen of his generation and we’re looking forward to hearing from him on the importance of building an engaged, winning team.

“We’re delighted to have him at the event and the ball promises to be a brilliant night out and a great opportunity for businesses to network and let their hair down at the same time.”

A table of 10 at the ball, which takes place on January 29, costs £300 and includes an auction, prizes, music and a five-course meal.

Table bookings can made online at or by calling 0845 257 6686.

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