Annesley Abercorn is a proud patriot and former Parliamentary Candidate for the Conservative Party. Born, raised, and still residing in London, England, Annesley values Britain’s rich history and established institutions. Annesley is the Founder and Chairman of the Dream Ball, an annual fundraising event that benefits Big Change.
Big Change uses a tactical approach to helping disenfranchised youth and strives to provide a strong foundation for their growth, development, and success. Big Change was founded by HRH Princess Beatrice and Holly and Sam Branson. Annesley Abercorn’s passion for working with Big Change stems from his own experiences of younger individuals who have been left behind. Annesley has sought ways to counteract these stressors and encourages each young person to unleash their talents. Out of this work, the Dram Ball was conceived.
Since its Inaugural Ball in 2016, the Dream Ball has raised approximately £70,000. Each year the ball is held at Lancaster House in St. James, and features a welcome champagne reception, three-course meal with fine wines, live entertainment, a guest auctioneer, and much more!
Alongside his work with Dream Ball and Big Change, Annesley Abercorn also has a passion for social justice and ensuring Britain’s proponent of equality and how it relates to the financial health of its citizens. Annesley’s passion for public policy and service is what led to him becoming the 2010 Westminster Parliamentary Candidate and European Parliamentary Candidate in 2014.
Annesley Abercorn currently serves as a consultant at Dragon Advisory. In his free time he can be found enjoying his collection of classic vehicles, and all things British! For more information about Annesley’s endeavours at Dream Ball, find him on social media!
An Interview with Annesley Abercorn
What’s the most important thing we should know about you?
Annesley Abercorn: I like to treat others in a way I would expect to be treated myself.
Name the most impactful lesson you learned from failure.
Annesley Abercorn: You need to fail in order to learn and ultimately succeed on a future occasion.
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Annesley Abercorn: Being selected as one of the youngest Parliamentary Candidates for a mainstream political party in 2007.
What did you waste the most time on when you were first starting your career?
Annesley Abercorn: Thinking too much about the future/ultimate goal instead of focusing on the present.
Name a tool you use for work that you can’t live without.
Annesley Abercorn: Blackberry Smartphone
What is your favorite hobby and why?
Annesley Abercorn: Eating out as good food is one of life’s greatest pleasures.
What excites you the most about your industry right now?
Annesley Abercorn: Citizen led journalism and activism is changing the nature of the industry in a big way and we need to adapt to those new challenges.
What concerns you most about your industry right now?
Annesley Abercorn: Bouncing back into normality after the Covid-19 pandemic.
What’s the greatest risk you’ve ever taken?
Annesley Abercorn: Turning down a lucrative career enhancing post to pursue something and be in an environment I enjoyed more.
Name one small habit that positively impacts your productivity.
Annesley Abercorn: Early morning exercise
What tips do you have for getting a seat at the table?
Annesley Abercorn: Prove your worth beforehand to demonstrate that you deserve that seat and that you are needed there.
What book has made the biggest impact on your life?
Annesley Abercorn: There is no one book but material about English and London social history has fueled my interest in certain hobbies and shaped my outlook on life.
Do you value intelligence or common sense more? Why?
Annesley Abercorn: Common sense because we can’t get to intelligence (emotional and academic) without common sense first.
What would you consider to be the perfect day?
Annesley Abercorn: Successful shopping trip followed by drinks in a cosy pub and dinner in a favourite restaurant with good company.