President's Message

Welcome to the Insurance Institute of Guildford.

It is a great honour to be President of the Insurance Institute of Guildford for 2019-20. I am supported by a fantastic group of individuals who volunteer their time to deliver a range of CPD, networking and social events designed to appeal to the breadth of our membership.

Our events tend to range from one hour seminars to all day training courses covering a variety of technical and soft skills subjects for both our CII and PFS members. This includes exam techniques, revision courses and study support events. All of these events can count towards your CPD requirements so it’s a great opportunity to support your professional development needs. Our forthcoming events are noted on our website, and I would welcome your engagement over events you would like to see in the future.

Guildford, and the surrounding area, is one of the most respected, thriving and engaging regions in the UK for both Insurance and Financial Planning. The Council and I are extremely proud to be involved in this market, and we want to see it continue to go from strength to strength. 

 

We have also worked hard over the last few years to launch the Young Professionals Committee, which is well attended by young members across the region. We encourage younger members in the region to get involved and expand their network. These events, alongside our general events, are great opportunities to meet new people, make contacts and develop friendships.  
  
This year, I have chosen to support Jigsaw Trust for a second year. Jigsaw Trust is committed to raising awareness of autism and to providing facilities, services and resources for the education, integration, guidance, assessment, outreach and support of people affected by autism. They do incredible work, so I’m delighted to be supporting them for another year.

Finally, I encourage you to reach out to the Council to engage with us and if you are interested in getting involved, then we would love to hear from you. You can find the details of all our Council members here so feel free to get in touch with us. If you want to know a bit more about it, we have some profiles available for you to have a read.

I look forward to meeting and working with as many of you as possible over the next year.