BBC newsreader Susanna Reid will host the UK Fashion & Textile Awards 2014, event organisers have announced.
The UKFT said Reid, who is best known for presenting BBC Breakfast and her appearance on Strictly Come Dancing, is the “ideal host” for the Awards.
Chief executive John Miln commented: “We are delighted that Susanna Reid can be a part of the Awards and are grateful to our generous sponsors for making this spectacular event possible.”
The annual awards gala recognises excellence in creativity, design and innovation, alongside commercial success in a tough financial climate.
And as Lingerie Insight previously reported, the event is adding a Lingerie and Beachwear category to the 2014 programme.
The Natwest UKFT Awards will split the Brand Award into four sub-categories, honouring great British brands across menswear, womenswear, childrenswear and lingerie & beachwear.
Miln added: “We are highly anticipating the 2014 Awards, especially after the achievement of last year’s ceremony where so many talented businesses were recognised. The UK has a vibrant fashion and textile industry so it is an honour for UKFT to distinguish the inspiring people that make it so exceptional.
The event will take place on 22 May at East London’s Tobacco Dock.