President's Message


Vision is a wonderful thing, and we usually think that this about what we can see but it also about what we can imagine and where it can take us.  I always believe that we can achieve anything that we can set our minds to, with a positive attitude and without limitation.

It is an honour to be asked to be your President for the 2023/24 year and I very happy that Sue Hull will be my Deputy President. I am sure that we can continue the great work that Sue and all other past presidents have put in place before us.  I am also looking forward to working with the other members of the committee to help deliver a great year of CPD, social and other learning events.

Some of these events have already started with the 5-a-side football tournament and music quiz which saw a great turnout and opportunity to get people back together.

We are working hard to expand our CPD and social content along with some new networking opportunities so that we can explore this changing world of hybrid working together.  We are looking to bring back our popular field trips as well as the annual visit to Lloyds of London which now takes in a visit to the Royal Courts of Justice.

Planning is also well underway for the Annual Dinner in November with an exciting 007 Bond theme.  Imagine Casino Royale but without the pyrotechnics, we could not get those past the risk assessment.

I am excited to be supporting my local chosen charity Vista who are a fantastic charity providing supporting the blind community in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.  Details of my President’s challenge and how you can get involved will be coming soon.

I look forward to catching up with as many of you as possible over the year.  If you are interested in how your local institute works or if you would like to know how you can get involved and help on the committee then please feel free to contact me or any of the committee members.

Stephen White Cert CII (Claims)