President's Message


Welcome to the Insurance Institute of Norwich.  

A second AGM completed via Zoom!

A big thank you to everyone on the IIN council. The help and support you have provided myself and each other over the last 12 months has been amazing, so much so that I want to do another year! I am looking forward to working with you all again as your president.   It feels like it was a year where we couldn’t really do anything and not a lot happened but on the other hand so much happened! 

Despite a global pandemic and going in and out of lockdown several times, we still managed to..

  • Provided a full CPD programme
  • Raised over £800 for charity
  • Host two networking events, the virtual ghost walk and the virtual escape room!
  • Introduction of our quarterly newsletters
  • A successful year for the ‘Get to Know Your Council’ initiative – look out for our newest members

These are some really great achievements and we have adapted to continue engagement with our members without face-to-face events. Which until last March was all we knew!

I am really pleased we are still growing as a council and welcome our newest members this year.

The focus of 2020 was ENGAGEMENT and I’m delighted with the progress we have made in this area over the last 12 months. As we navigate lockdown lifting and returning to normal, it is going to be key to maintain this engagement and build on what we have learnt over the last year.  As we move into my second presidential term, I would like our focus to move onto WELLNESS. This represents something different to everyone so we will be looking to provide a range of initiatives and events over the next 12 months all with a focus on the wellness of our members.

We have had such a success with virtual events over the last year that these won’t be going anywhere anytime soon but I am looking forward to the day we can start planning face to face events again!

Alycia Thomson


IIN President