IICG Annual Dinner 2021

Manor by the Lake
Friday, 23 April 2021
6:00 pm – 1:00 am

The Insurance Institute of Cheltenham and Gloucester

On behalf of the President of the Insurance Institute of Cheltenham and Gloucester, Simon McGill, we are delighted to announce that our 2021 dinner will take place on Friday 23rd April. We have exciting entertainment planned.


Manor by The Lake Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 6PN Reception from 6.30pm, 3 Course dinner served from 7.30pm. This is a black tie event. Set in seven acres of award-winning gardens, Manor by the Lake is an exquisite Victorian mansion located in the heart of Cheltenham Spa. Combining classic elegance with modern comforts, it’s an exceptionally stylish, picture-perfect venue.

Guest Speaker

Jamie McDonald (Adventureman) If anybody holds the secret to resilience, it’s Adventureman. Having overcome debilitating childhood illnesses to conquer monumental challenges in a bid to give back to those that helped him, the real-life superhero knows what it means to keep going against the odds. His challenges include having cycled 14,000 miles around the world on a rusty old push bike and a 210 solo marathon challenge across America. If that wasn’t enough, Jamie is also the owner of two of the toughest and most grueling endurance Guinness World Records on the planet.


Tommy and the Fuse Playing us out until 1am! Tommy and the Fuse is a very popular, Gloucestershire-based band comprising of a group of versatile musicians, each with a fantastic reputation in the live music circuit. Supporting Sir Elton John and Lionel Richie at their Kingsholm concerts, their individual talents are ‘fused’ together with each member leading, depending on the style of each track. This gives the band a wide and varied repertoire through the decades to today’s contemporary hits.

Gloucester Choral Society

GCS is a quality 150-strong choir based at Gloucester Cathedral (on the night the group is a subset of the full choir). The image is one of them at their concerts, all staged in the wonderful cathedral. 2020 is special as it’s their 175th anniversary and they celebrate with a gala concert on 2nd May. Visit www.gloucesterchoral.com to find out more

How to book

We welcome individual and group bookings of any number (maximum seating at round tables is 10). We do hope you will be able to show your support by attending.

The menu is detailed on the next page. Once we have received your booking you will be sent a pre order form to submit back to us. Please note - you are required to arrange your drinks order directly with the Hotel, this will be ready for you on your table. Tables will be set out in the submitted menu choice order.

Ticket prices

Individual Tickets - £65 These tickets are available for anyone; you are not required to be a member of the Institute to attend.

Table of Ten - £650 Tables will be set out in the submitted menu choice order.

Two Tables of Ten - £1,200 Should you wish to book two tables, a discount is offered at £600 per table.

Three Tables of Ten - £1,700 Should you wish to book three tables, a discount is offered at £567 per table.

To secure your place (By Friday 20th December 2019) please contact your Institute dinner secretary, Nicola Hunt:

Email: nhunt@armourrisk.com Telephone: 0207 382 2044

Invoices will be issued for payment during January for payment by Friday 28th February.


Limited rooms are available onsite at the Manor, at an agreed discounted rate. Please book these through Nicola Hunt, this can be invoiced separately.

Alternative accommodation is available near the Manor at the Jurys Inn. Preferential rates will be offered to our guests by way of a discount code, prices start at £85 per room. The Travelodge Cheltenham Hotel is closer and is also a popular choice.


There are a few sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact Nicola Hunt for further details.



CURED TERUEL HAM (with pea mousse, goats’ cheese crumbs, roasted fig) or SWEET CURED LOCH DUART SALMON (with pickled beetroot & carrots, capers, baby rocket, lemon oil)

Main Course

ROAST CHICKEN SUPREME (with pomme mousseline, peas & smoked lardons, wild mushrooms, jus) or ROASTED SEA BREAM FILLET (with crushed new potatoes, romesco sauce, wilted greens)


‘MANOR’ CHOCOLATE TRIFLE (with strawberry & mint salad) or LEMON TART (with fresh raspberry salad and crème fraiche)

Vegetarians will be served with: SALT BAKED HERITAGE BEETROOT (with goats’ cheese bon bon, beetroot & truffle gel) for starter and SMOKED CHEDDAR & SAFFRON ARANCINI (with cherry tomato & basil concasse, steamed spinach) for main.

Please inform us if you have any special dietary needs or intolerances


As is customary, part of Simon’s role as President has a focus towards fundraising, raising awareness and volunteering for a selected charity. This year’s charity is the Cheltenham Animal Shelter.

Cheltenham Animal Shelter is a charity that has been helping animals since 1926. They provide shelter for homeless cats, dogs and small pets. Each year they help around 1000 animals who need support, care and treatment at a cost of approx £650,000 without the help of any Government or Lottery funding.

Simon has 2 terriers of his own; life wouldn't be the same without them both, so he has been aiming to walk and run 2000 miles this year for our 2000 member to raise money and awareness.

Donations can made at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/simonmcgill51 where you can also find updates and photos. Thankyou in advance of your help.

On the evening, funds raised will be distributed between Cheltenham Animal Shelter, Jamie’s Adventureman charity and The Insurance Charities Society. If you would like to provide charity raffle/auction prizes, please do contact us.


The sponsors of this Dinner are shown below:

  • Manor by the Lake
  • Hatherley Lane
  • Cheltenham
  • GL51 6PN
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