President's Message

Hello! It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Insurance Institute of Mid Kent.

I am honoured to be elected this year as the Mid Kent Institute President, I will try my hardest to follow in the successful footsteps of our past President Jamie Lewis. My aim is to continue the good work of the council in providing a range of interesting and engaging CPD and social events, a professional environment for our examination sittings and continuing to ensure we cater for the professional interests of our c2,000members.

We have a very strong and dedicated council team at Mid Kent with representation from all parts of our region, ranging from local senior business leaders and those at the dawn of their insurance careers. They bring different perspectives and ideas to the table in the interests of our local institute.  I am so proud of our council and the commitment and hard work that everyone puts in. We are looking to build on this over the next 12 months including making sure that we engage more people from our wider region, especially incorporating East Kent and would be delighted in welcoming some fresh faces.

My key theme for this year is innovation. I want to encourage and create a new energy and reputation that people can relate to. We spend the majority of our time working, so I want to make our events and conferences as enjoyable as possible, I am even going to use the word FUN!  We will be making a better use of our social media outlets to communicate to our members about what we do and what are events are about, this will come from our newly created Council position of Social Media and Comms Secretary

We are hoping this will encourage some fresh faces to our CPD Events and also to our council meetings including the Young Persons Council. I am going to have a big drive on the Young Persons Council, as I believe that young professionals are the future of our industry and I want people to not only come to the events to learn but to also socialise and network with fellow peers.

Please feel free to browse the Events page for our forthcoming events for your diary. We have a strong schedule of events planned already for this year which include GDPR Part 2 – Post Implementation, How to improve your own personal brand on Linkedin and we will also be organising an event around Recognising Stress and Depression amongst peers. We try and cater these events to everyone, however if you feel there is a topic that would make a great CPD talk, please feel free to contact me with your ideas, as we are always looking at ways to improve. Please make the most out of these events, I like to think not only are they a great learning opportunity, but it is also a great way to network (especially over a slice of pizza and a beer!)

Here’s to a great year ahead!

Racheal