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SOLD OUT - Big Annual Quiz 2024!

  • Thu 06 Jun 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Revolution

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT We would like to invite you to join our BIG ANNUAL QUIZ 2024 hosted by the Insurance Institute of Ipswich, Suffolk and North Essex. This event will take place at Revolutions Bar Ipswich on Thursday 6th June from 5:30pm. Get your phones at the ready as the quizmaster, DJ Simon Byrne, is bringing you speed quizzing! Fun and games throughout the night with plenty of prizes to be won including best team name, so get your teams loaded. • The cost is £5 per person. • Teams can consist of up to 6 people. • The cost for a Team of 6 is £25. • Award for best team name (ensure you submit a team name when booking) • Please be mindful that Team names will be shared on LinkedIn and our website! All money raised will be going to our President's chosen charity, Suffolk Mind. Suffolk Mind is a mental health and wellbeing charity, who offer support and advice to those in need by providing information, advice and local services. Please note, we shall be using SpeedQuizzing software in order to play the quiz on the night. For those who haven't used this before, we have provided an overview of the SpeedQuizzing app on the Big Annual Quiz 2024 event page on our website. Book now to secure your place(s). Limited availability, so early booking is advisable. We look forward to seeing you there!

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All You Need to Know About the CII Professional Qualifications Pathway

  • Tue 21 May 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Ian Simons, CII

Aim: to give an overview of the CII professional examination pathway whether you’re new to the sector or a professional looking to progress your career aspirations.

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Annual Conference 2024 - The Future is Coming!

  • Tue 14 May 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2024 Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm Venue: The Hold, by the University of Suffolk This conference is offered in close collaboration with the University of Suffolk and local partners The Insurance Institute of Ipswich, Suffolk and North Essex is pleased to bring you our annual conference for 2024, The Future is Coming! Think Tomorrows World, think BBC Click, think ahead… get hands on, get informed, and get ready! We’ll treat attendees to an interactive sneak peek into many of the weird, wonderful, (and scary) changes the Insurance industry is expected to face in the next five years, and beyond, so the industry can be better prepared.

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Annual General Meeting 2024

  • Tue 23 Apr 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

We need you! To get down to our AGM... Your local institute council invites you to attend their 2024 Annual General Meeting in order to hear first-hand reports from council members on previous and future activities and vote on the appointment of new council members for the forthcoming year. If you feel you could make a positive contribution to your institute, it is an ideal first step to becoming involved. Book your place today.

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***SOLD OUT***The Insurance Institute of Ipswich, Suffolk and North Essex Annual Dinner 2024

  • Fri 19 Apr 6:30 pm – 1:00 am

***TICKETS HAVE NOW SOLD OUT*** On behalf of our President Nathan Harvey, we are delighted to announce that our Annual Dinner will take place on... Friday 19th April 2024 and tickets are NOW SOLD OUT!!! Our annual dinner is a pleasurable evening of celebration, networking and great entertainment providing an excellent opportunity to entertain guests, celebrate the exam successes of our students, network with colleagues, make new friends and generate new business contacts. Our dinner will once again be held within The Hangar at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall. This is a spectacular venue. We are also pleased to let you know that we have managed to secure one of the UK's most sought after live music cover bands to provide our after dinner entertainment! We are positive that this is going to be a very special event. We will have exclusive use of the whole hotel after last orders and the live entertainment and dancing will continue until 1am. Ticket Prices: £85.00 – Early bird tickets 10+ people purchased before 14th February 2024 £90.00 – Early bird tickets for individuals purchased before 14th February 2024 £100.00 – All other ticket sales after 14th February 2024 For all dinner-related enquiries and to book the much sought after tickets, please contact our dinner secretary: cassie.watts@mclarens.com We ask all guests to please keep in mind that the purpose of our dinner is to celebrate the work that the CII do, our student’s successes and raise money for an important charity. Your support and attendance is much appreciated and we request that all guests behave appropriately in accordance with professional etiquette standards.

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Fire Walking in aid of St Elizabeth's Hospice

  • Thu 04 Apr 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Copdock Cricket Club, Old London Road, IP8 3JN

🔥 IGNITE YOUR COURAGE! 🔥 Join us for an electrifying evening of FIRE WALKING, where bravery meets compassion! The Young Professionals Group (YPG) of the Insurance Institute of Ipswich Suffolk & North Essex proudly presents this event, with all proceeds going towards the incredible St Elizabeth's Hospice. 📅 Date: Thursday, 4th April 2023 ⏰ Time: 7:00 PM (Arrival from 6:30 PM for Fire Walking Briefing) 📍 Venue: Copdock Cricket Club, Old London Road, IP8 3JN

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The Insurance Institute of Ipswich, Suffolk & North Essex Prize winner's Ceremony 2024

  • Thu 04 Apr 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Ipswich Town Football Club
    • Helen Richardson-Walsh MBE

The Insurance Institute of Ipswich, Suffolk & North Essex is holding a special event on Thursday 4th April 2024 at the Ipswich Town Football Club, to celebrate the success of our members that have excelled in the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) examinations during 2023.

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Building a Brand with Yasmin Carter-Esdale

  • Thu 07 Mar 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Hiscox Colchester

Join Yasmin Carter-Esdale at Hisox Colchester to understand how you can build your brand. This interactive session will take you through how you can create and build your own brand to benefit your career progression.

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AF1 Revision Course

  • Mon 22 Jan – Tue 23 Jan
    • Steve Davis, Financial Adviser Academy

We are pleased to offer 12 places on our AF1 revision course to prepare you for AF1. Its aim is to prepare you to sit and pass the February 2024 AF1 exam. You will be provided with all the materials needed to pass the exam. The course will be held virtually over two half days, Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd January 2024 at 13:30 till 16:30. This will be held over zoom and be run by Steve Davis of the Financial Adviser academy. This course is designed to help you through the exam, not be the beginning of your studies. It is vital that you have already read the content of AF1 before attending the session. This is based on a first come, first serve basis as places are limited to 12. The cost is £50 per person and this is non refundable.

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Virtual Run/Walk/Jog for St Elizabeth Hospice this January!

  • Mon 01 Jan – Wed 31 Jan

The Chartered Insurance Institute of Ipswich, Suffolk and North Essex would like to raise funds for a cause close our President's heart; St Elizabeth Hospice. St Elizabeth Hospice improves life for people living with progressive and life-limiting illnesses. Their work is centred around an individual's needs and providing specialist support wherever it is needed, in the home, in the community or at their hospice. You can cover 10km however YOU want by the end of January. You can walk, run, cartwheel, skate - whatever works for you. Do it as one 10km, two 5kms or even ten 1kms. Please note, we are planning on attending a Parkrun each Saturday during January so that anyone who would like to run with others who are taking part can do so! We plan on being at Ipswich Parkrun on the 6th of January, Colchester Highwoods Parkrun on the 13th of January, Bury Nowton Park on the 20th of January and Stowmarket Chilton Fields on the 27th of January. We look forward to seeing you there! How to sign up: 1. Pay your £10 entry fee to when signing up on our event page. 2. Travel your 10km YOUR way, before the end of January 3. Send a screenshot from your favourite fitness app or watch, or other evidence that you have completed 10km to ipswichinstitute@cii.co.uk along with your name and address (so that we can send a medal to you for completing the challenge!). 4. Once the challenge is over, we will send out your well-earned medal. Remember when submitting your evidence to include your postal address so we can send out your memento - this will remain confidential and will not be used for any marketing purposes. Happy running/walking/jogging! Note: by sending photos you allow us to use these for promotion of the event.

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Enabling Womens Careers - 13th December 2023 - Managing the Merriness without Meltdown

  • Wed 13 Dec 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Online
    • Caroline Martin, Enabling Wings

Join us for the December Women's Forum - Managing the Merriness without Meltdown This session will be Live-Online on Zoom. It will not be recorded as we aim to create a safe space for members to express themselves, network and grow. These sessions are for all levels of PFS and CII and future topics will be established from member feedback within the group. The sessions are facilitated by Caroline who is a Certified Coach and NLP Trainer, however, these sessions are an exploration for all and so please bring your top tips to share with other members of the group and be open to explore and encourage eachother. Please allow up to 90 minutes for this session.

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Hawkins Webinar - Finding Evidence of Fraud & Deliberate Fire Setting

  • Thu 07 Dec 9:30 am – 10:15 am
  • Online
    • Russ Smith, Hawkins

Russ will cover the identification of physical evidence that identifies fires as being started deliberately, alongside evidence that identifies where fires and other peril claims are potentially fraudulent.

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Hawkins - Corrosion in the Power Industry

  • Thu 30 Nov 9:30 am – 10:15 am
  • Online
    • Dr Giuseppe Scatigno, Hawkins

Giuseppe will focus on two widespread corrosion mechanisms that routinely lead to large business interruption claims in the power industry: Corrosion Under Insulation, and Microbiologically Induced Corrosion. He will discuss causes of these degradation mechanisms, as well as how to recognise and prevent them.

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Hawkins Webinar - Investigating Fires Involving Biomass Boilers

  • Thu 23 Nov 9:30 am – 10:15 am
  • Online
    • Camilla Gosling, Hawkins

Hawkins has investigated many fires associated with biomass boilers, but over the past few years there has been a noticeable increase in instructions of fires relating to their use. In this webinar, Camilla discusses what biomass boilers are, how they work, and how they can cause fires.

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Enabling Womens Careers - 14th November 2023 - Celebrating International Mens Day

  • Tue 14 Nov 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Online
    • Caroline Martin, Enabling Wings

Join us for the November Women's Forum session. In this session we will be celebrating International Mens Day 2023! This session will be live online on Zoom. It will not be recorded as we aim to create a safe space for members to express themselves, network and grow. These sessions are for all levels of PFS and CII and future topics will be established from member feedback within the group. The sessions are facilitated by Caroline who is a Certified Coach and NLP Trainer, however, these sessions are an exploration for all and so please bring your top tips to share with other members of the group and be open to explore and encourage eachother. Please allow up to 90 minutes for this session.

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Hawkins Webinar - Push-fit Fittings & Statistical Analysis

  • Thu 09 Nov 9:30 am – 10:15 am
  • Online
    • Dr Gerald Deshais, Hawkins

Gerald will discuss examples where Hawkins has investigated escapes of water caused by a fault in a push-fit fitting, and how laboratory inspection can be conducted to generate data that allows us to compare the characteristics of exhibit and exemplar fittings, in order to determine the cause of failure.

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Regulation and the London Market

  • Mon 30 Oct 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Zoom- Webinar
    • Kerris Earle, Zing365

"This course looks into the London Market and just how Lloyd’s is positioned within it.​ We look at the operation of Lloyds, its stakeholders and its place in the global insurance market.​ We will explore Lloyd’s legislation, how it is regulated and why. It is a valuable overview for those working within or just wanting a better understanding of the London Market.​"

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How to boost your career with professional qualifications hosted by Samantha Ridgewell

  • Thu 26 Oct 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Revolution

Your local insurance institute is hosting Sam Ridgwell from Empower development on 26 October in a special session focused on telling you everything you need to know about your professional qualifications. Empower Development specialises in helping insurance professionals unlock their potential. They provide a wide range of training and development options for organisations and individuals. This ranges from your first role within the insurance market, to specific support to achieve your ACII certification, soft skills courses, technical training, and much more.

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Insurance Conduct of Business Sourcebook (ICOBS) - Introduction

  • Mon 23 Oct 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Zoom- Webinar
    • Kerris Earle, Zing365

"This session is aimed to introduce the delegate to the Insurance Conduct of Business Sourcebook and its requirements in relation to General Insurance. ​ It provides a top level overview of the interpretation of the sourcebook. ​ Reference should be made to the FCA handbook for the full rules and guidance."

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Enabling Womens Careers - 19th October - Developing Resilience

  • Thu 19 Oct 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Online
    • Caroline Martin, Enabling Wings

Join us for the October Women's Forum - Developing Resilience This session will be Live-Online on Zoom. It will not be recorded as we aim to create a safe space for members to express themselves, network and grow. These sessions are for all levels of PFS and CII and future topics will be established from member feedback within the group. The sessions are facilitated by Caroline who is a Certified Coach and NLP Trainer, however, these sessions are an exploration for all and so please bring your top tips to share with other members of the group and be open to explore and encourage eachother. Please allow up to 90 minutes for this session.

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