President's Message

  • Joanne Marriott
  • President

Despite another challenging year, with what seemed like never ending changes to the Covid 19 rules, our Institute has continued to provide relevant and interesting training opportunities for the Nottingham & Derby Members. I was especially proud that we were able to successfully deliver our flagship InsurED training day in September, albeit in a virtual format, and I think the team did an amazing job to ensure the day was as varied and engaging as it has been in the past face to face.

 Our year also ended with the sad news of the passing of one of our longest serving Council Members and our twice President, Helen Wilcox. She will be missed by us all but the work she carried out on our behalf will always be remembered.

As we enter into the new Institute Year, I am looking forward to the new challenge ahead of developing our service to members in the new hybrid world. Whilst we will continue to offer our virtual webinar sessions, we are also working on some exiting things this year. Over the next 12 months we are working on bringing people back together through networking and social events and we can’t wait to see as many people as possible at our Annual Dinner in January 2023 (20th January so save the date).

With the help of the great team we have at The Nottingham Institute, our focus this year will be:

  • Charity
  • Provide quality and relevant events for our members, both online and face to face
  • Kick start our social events

 The past 2 years have been tough for all Charities, will little fundraising events taking place, so we want to do all we can to raise money for our two chosen Charities this year, The Insurance Charities and The British Heart Foundation.

I am delighted to have been able to set up a special Charities committee this year, led by Ashleigh Robertshaw, whose role is to come up with innovative and fun ways of raising as much money as we possibly can. We’ve already kicked things off with our Virtual Raffle and there’s lots more to come

I’d like to thank every single member of our Council for their continued hard work, without such a great team we simply would not be the success that we are today and I’m looking forward to working with everyone again this year.

I look forward to seeing many of you again this year at our events. If there is anything our Institute can help you with please get in touch.

Joanne Marriott, President

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