110th Annual Dinner

Royal Victoria, Crowne Plaza, Sheffield
Thursday, 16 November 2023
6:45 pm – 1:00 am (UK time)

*** Update - This event is now sold out! If you would like to be entered onto a reserve list then please contact our Dinner Secretary, Patrick Seal, via email patrick.seal@aviva.com.*****

Lauren Walker FCII, President of the Insurance Institute of Sheffield is delighted to announce that the booking for our 110th Annual Dinner is now open.

Please join us on Thursday 16th November 2023 at the Royal Victoria Crowne Plaza in Sheffield for a evening filled with great entertainment, a fabulous three-course dinner and plenty of laughs. Following the dinner, you can either get involved in our charity casino games (prizes for the highest rollers) or catch up with friends and colleagues at the bar. Either way, it promises to be a night to remember!

Guest Speaker

Our guest speaker this year is the fabulous Jenny Ryan; professional quizzer and general knowledge maven.

In 2015, she joined the hallowed team of Chasers on ITV's award-winning teatime hit The Chase. Nicknamed ‘The Vixen’ and ‘The Bolton Brainiac’ by host Bradley Walsh. She is also a regular guest on Fighting Talk on BBC Radio 5 Live and Steph's Packed Lunch on Channel 4. Jenny is a talented singer and musician as well as have their own hugely successful podcast with co-host Lucy Porter.


  • 6.30pm: Welcome and drinks reception

  • 7.00pm: Seated

  • 7.15pm: Dinner and speeches

  • 10.30pm till late: After dinner entertainment - Casino theme


Ticket Price: £60 per person or £600 for a table of 10.

Both corporate and individual bookings are welcomed.

Please kindly use the online booking system on our website to make your booking.

Sponsorship Package

Sponsor packages are available at the price of £500. As a sponsor, you will have your logo on our printed programme for the evening along with 4 slides of your choice on a rotating basis during the evening.

If you are a sponsor for this year’s dinner and have booked a table for 10 guests, you will receive 2 complimentary drinks packages on the night.

If you have any queries, please contact our Dinner Secretary, Patrick Seal Dip PFS, EFA via email patrick.seal@aviva.com.



Smoked Haddock and Cheese Tart with Creamed Leeks (GFR, DFR, LFR)

Main Course

Stuffed and Rolled Pork Belly with Sage and Onion Stuffing, Roast Potatoes, Braised White Cabbage, Roast Carrots and Apple Sauce (DFR, LFR, GFR)


Chocolate Lava Cake and Vanilla Ice Cream (GFR, V)

Vegan Alternatives


Wild Mushroom and Leek Tart with Leek Sauce (V, VE, LF, DF, GFR)

Main Course

Stuffed Rolled Aubergine with Spinach and Shallots Saffron Sauce (V, VE, LF, DF)


Cherry Meringue and Sweet Cream

V = Vegetarian, VE = Vegan, LF = Lactose Free, DF = Dairy Free, GF = Gluten Free, R = Request

Alternative dietary requirements can be catered for on request.

Drinks Packages

If you would like to pre-order your drinks packages before the dinner, please contact the venue on 0114 252 6511 and advise this is for the Dinner of the Insurance Institute of Sheffield on 16th November 2023.


You can reserve accommodation at the venue with preferential rates by using the following link:

Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria Sheffield- Bedroom Booking Link

Please kindly note that the availability at the discounted rate are very limited and will be offered on first come basis. This offer is valid until 6 weeks prior to event date, or until sell out; whichever comes first.

Important Information

  • Bookings: Bookings will formally close on 26th October 2023

  • Dress code: black-tie and evening dress formal attire

  • Cancellation: Cancellations will be accepted and any payments refunded if we are provided with notification prior to the 16th October 2023. Cancellations after this date will incur a charge of 50% of your total booking cost.


We confirm that we will be raising money for the Sheffield Children's Hospital this year.

Sheffield Children’s is an extraordinary place. It is dynamic and ground-breaking, with state-of-the-art facilities and a worldwide reputation for the most amazing treatment. Sheffield Children’s is about people. People who are caring, compassionate and amongst the best at what they do in the world. The mission of every single person is exactly the same – to help create a healthier future for children and young people we care for who come from across the globe.

It is unique, the only NHS children’s organisation providing such a broad range of services, from the most intensive emergency care through to support for families in the community and at home – supporting both the mental health and physical health of children and young people with many colleagues leaders in their fields, recognised nationally and internationally for their expertise shaping paediatric care.

It may appear modest but once you step through the doors it is dynamic, ground-breaking and encapsulates how charity funding and the NHS can work together to create something great. From its foundation, it has always depended on charitable support, The Children’s Hospital Charity helps to ensure the ongoing needs of the hospital continue to be met funding projects above and beyond NHS provision.

Finally, if you have any queries in relation to this year’s dinner, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us or our Dinner Secretary, Patrick Seal.

We look forward to seeing you at the Dinner!

Kind regards,

Insurance Institute of Sheffield

  • Victoria Station Road
  • Sheffield
  • S4 7YE
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