Annual Dinner

The Duke of Richmond Hotel
Friday, 18 October 2019
6:30 pm – 12:45 am

On behalf of our local Insurance Institute President, Manus Carvill, I would be delighted to receive your reservation to attend this year’s Annual Dinner at The Duke of Richmond Hotel on Friday 18 October 2019. This is a black tie event.

The evening will commence with welcome drinks served from 6.30pm in the downstairs Somerset bar, with guests being seated for dinner at 7.30pm. Following the pre-dinner speeches and dinner, this year’s entertainment is Tom Houghton. Tom has been hailed as a younger Jack Whitehall. (

To quote Tom “I grew up on Military barracks all over England, Germany and Northern Ireland. I went to boarding school in the depths of Cumbria from the aged 6. For 9 years I was part of an improv comedy group called “The Noise Next door” (we weren’t half bad actually). I am now “riding solo” and currently living in The Tower of London. I’m from a very posh background. I’m trying to be humble about it, but it’s hard. Over Christmas I woke up and someone had put an ice skating rink in the moat!”

The entertainment will continue with music being provided by DJ Sounds, the well-known Guernsey DJ playing a mixture of music for all genres.

Carriages at 00.45hrs as there is a late licence.

The Institute’s Annual Dinner celebrates academic achievement of our members in their professional studies while seeking also to raise funds for the President’s nominated local charity which, this year, is the Guernsey Blind Association. During the evening a raffle will be held for the Insurance Charities and to raise funds for the Guernsey Blind Association.

We are also focusing on the fun side of the Institute and its members, we hope that you will all put on your dancing shoes and enjoy the evening. There will also be a Photo Booth which will be located in the downstairs bar throughout the evening to capture those fun moments.

We encourage those younger and newest members of the Institute to attend to get a chance to meet your colleagues in other areas of the industry.

Demand for tickets high and I note that some of you have already contacted me to reserve tables. The ticket price is £55 per person, exclusive of wine.

A table comprises of 10 to 12 seats. Please note that it is usual for groups of less than 10 people to be placed on a mixed table; however prior agreement will be obtained from all parties. To book your table please complete the Booking form.

I would be grateful if you would review the menu and confirm your preferred courses and any dietary requirements to me Julie-anne Headington on the attached attendees form by email on prior to 30 September 2019. It would be appreciated if there were not amendments to the table on the eve or on the day of the event.

Payment can be made either by cheque or bank transfer to the Insurance Institute of Guernsey.

Wine must be pre-ordered direct from the hotel and I attach the wine list pre-order form, which must be returned to the Duke of Richmond Hotel by 30 September 2019. For those who require an overnight stay, a discounted rate can be obtained by quoting reference IIG2019 at the time of booking.

The event is self-funded therefore any sponsorship/donations from your company would be greatly appreciated. I will be contacting the various companies by phone to discuss these opportunities.

I do hope you will be able to join us and look forward to hearing from you.

Please do not hesitate to call me should you prefer to discuss matters.

Yours sincerely


Julie-anne Headington ACII• ACILA • FIFAA • FMAAT

Dinner Secretary
On behalf of the Insurance Institute of Guernsey