Fri 22 Mar. 2019

Annual Dinner

Friday 22nd March saw us return to the grand surrounds of Cardiff City Hall for our annual dinner.

Over 240 colleagues, friends and industry partners were greeted by a male voice choir singing some Welsh classics before enjoying a fine three course meal. After dinner entertainment was provided by our speaker, former Welsh Rugby international and revered commentator Eddie Butler.

Over £2700 was raised on the night via a raffle and auction for President Simon Marriott's charity of the year, Prostate Cymru, to continue to undertake the excellent work they do for people living through this terrible disease. Our thanks to Dai John from Prostate Cymru for his entertaining and thought provoking piece.

One of the highlights of the evening was the annual presentation of the Young Achiever of the Year award sponsored by Arch Insurance. As mentioned on the night by Ruth Hitchcox, the judging panel were very impressed by the extremely high standard of a number of candidates beyond those shortlisted on the night.

This years winner was Lewys Richards of Prism IFA who was awarded with the winners trophy, £250 prize plus £250 towards professional development.

Runners up were Emma Buckley of Thomas Carroll and Trudy Jenkins of Niche IFA. Emma and Trudy received £100 each.

Our congratulations again to you all.

The council look forward to welcoming you to our Social and CPD events in the coming months and, of course, to next years dinner.

  • President Simon Marriott with colleagues from our main dinner sponsor, RSA.
  • Simon Marriott and past president Paul Wiggins
  • President Simon Marriott and National CII President Jonathan Clark.
  • Guests are greeted to the room with some Welsh classics
  • Dinner in full swing
  • National President Jonathan Clark addresses our guests
  • A toast to The Queen
  • Lewys Richards receives his Young Acheiver of the year award from Ruth Hitchcox (Arch Insurance) & Simon Marriott
  • Young Achiever runners up Trudy Jenkins and Emma Buckley
  • Dai John (Prostate Cymru ambassador) engages the guests
  • Grand Slam commentator Eddie Butler
  • When Ruth met Eddie
  • Simon Marriott and Deputy President Mary Fletcher