President's Message

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website, I hope you find the information useful and informative. I am delighted to have been voted in as President of the Stratford-upon-Avon Insurance Institute and look forward to working with my fellow officeholders for the benefit of our local members.

Here is a little more about who we are and what we are about:

Who are we?

We are a group of volunteers who work in the Insurance and Financial Services Industry. It is our job to ensure you get the most out of your CII membership by providing local events and initiatives to assist with your career development.

What do we do?

The SII exists to provide educational and developmental support along with networking opportunities to our members living or working within the Stratford upon Avon area. It is important to us that you have the appropriate support to enable you to achieve your goals and we can assist you with achieving professional qualifications, as well as providing opportunities for on-going learning and development.

We've given a lot of thought to how we as an Institute can best support our members and the insurance industry in the Stratford area. We'll be rolling out an exciting series of events over the course of the year and we'll contact you by email to tell you more. Please ensure you are opted in to receiving emails from us by logging in to your account at www.cii.co.uk and ‘opt in’ to receive e-mails and communications from your local institute. If you don’t we cannot contact you and tell you about the fantastic events we have arranged. We promise we won’t bombard you with e-mails just useful information to benefit you.

Education

The SII provides a range of lectures covering a diverse range of interesting and informative topics to support your Continuous Professional Development.

In addition, the SII offers coaching and mentoring services to assist those of you studying for exams. We can put you in touch with a qualified and experienced expert who can provide guidance and mentoring on the area you're studying. Please contact us at  stratforduponavoninstitute@cii.co.uk  if you wish to take advantage of this service - or indeed, if you wish to offer your services as a mentor.

Charity

The SII continues to play a leading role in charity fund raising with over £1,000 from the Annual Dinner alone. The Insurance Charities give vital financial and practical support to past and present insurance employees and their dependent relatives who are suffering financial hardship. We are proud to support the work of the insurance charities, you can find more information out here-http://www.theinsurancecharities.org.uk/

Networking

Our social events, particularly our Annual Dinner, are great opportunities for networking and meeting others involved in the Industry, and also provides an enjoyable break from the routine of daily work.

Remember, the Institute is here to serve YOU, our members, and I recommend you get to know those of us who represent you on Council, and make full use of the services we offer.

Please contact me, or any of the officeholders, should you have a query about anything related to the Council.

On our 'About Us' pages you'll find a contact list of all the Officers on Council, or alternatively, please email stratforduponavoninstitute@cii.co.uk

We always warmly welcome anyone who wishes to get involved in the Council so please get in touch if you would be interested in finding out more. It is a great way to meet new people in the industry and gives you a chance to get involved with activities outside of your day job.

Kindest regards,

Neil Aston