President's Message

I am honoured to be the 2021/22 President of the Insurance Institute of Shropshire and Mid Wales. I would like thank Hugh Evans, for his two (back to back) terms as president, and passing over the institute in a very healthy position. I would also like to thank all our council members for volunteering their time to support our institute.

We are a long standing institute of over 60 years, which continues to support its membership with CPD, Social events, and exam support.

As an Institute our main aims are:

  • Education – We aim to cater for both our General Insurance and PFS members with both technical and soft skill learning events. We will continue to put on a number of webinars and workshops. If you have any suggestions on topics you would like covered, please let me know.
  • Social – Due to the pandemic we have all missed the social aspect of our industry. As restrictions are eased, we are hoping to put some social events on the calendar. We are aiming to hold an annual dinner towards the end of February 2022; watch this space for the ‘Save the Date’ flyers. Alongside the Dinner we will be running our prestigious Young Achiever Award and will be asking for nominations in the run up to our dinner. In addition to the dinner, we will endeavour to host a number of social events, like our very popular Annual Quiz and Presidents Evening.
  • Charity – ‘The Insurance Charities’ is a fantastic charity who do great work in supporting those within the industry who have fallen on hard times. I would like to us to continue to support this great cause through fundraising at events, or through own set challenges. For example, our very own Charity secretary Dave Vanner recently set himself the challenge of 100,000 steps during Insurance Charities week in June and raised over £600 for The Insurance Charities. If you would like any assistance promoting your own fundraising for The Insurance Charities, please let us know and we will see if we can assist in any way.

Finally, if you would like to get involved in helping the council, then please get in touch. We are always looking for new members who can bring fresh ideas and suggestions; your involvement would be warmly welcomed by our Council members (we are a nice friendly bunch).  Volunteering to be a member of council does not need to take up a lot of your spare time.  As a start, you could just simply attend and being involved in our monthly meetings. I personally have found being a member of the institute council has assisted with my professional development and given me a sense of fulfilment by allowing me to give something back to the industry from which I work in. The future of your local institute is very much dependant on having a strong number of council members.

If there is anything your institute can help you with either on a company or individual level, please contact us.

Best wishes,

Daniel Butler ACII
smwcii@hotmail.com