Annual Dinner

The Grand Hotel, Brighton
Friday, 29 January 2016
6:30 pm – 11:59 pm

All the preparations and hard work resulted in another highly successful Annual Dinner which took place at The Grand Hotel, Brighton on Friday 29 January 2016 - being enjoyed by over 200 members, guests and our sponsors, Bennett Christmas, Pavilion Recruitment and Total Systems.

Hosted by our president, Mark Longford, we welcomed Robert Fletcher, National President of the CII, and were suitably entertained by guest speaker John Martin, "the world's first interactive comedian."

After a fabulous meal, the evening was rounded off with live music from the band 'Retro Pack'; a Rat Pack Swing Rock'n'Roll & Soul Band to listen or dance to.

The evening also included the customary raffle which raised well over £2,148.40 (net of Gift Aid) - a great achievement by the Charity Committee! Our thanks go to the Companies supporting our event and providing raffle prizes: Ansvar, Aviva, Caravan Club, JLT, Marsh, Navigators & General, NIG, Nsure, Pavilion Recruitment, Sutton Winston, The Grand Hotel and Total Systems.

If you would like to view a copy of Mark's speech, please click here.

To view copies of the photos that were taken by our official photographer, Isabelle Jackson-Langlois, during the evening, please click here.

Please note, you may print off copies of these photographs for your personal, private use, but they may not be published or reproduced for any commercial purpose without our permission.


Company Champions' Prize Draw

Thank you to those who participated in our prize draw at the Annual Dinner.

For those who missed the announcement at the end of the evening, the winning ticket was white 15 !

Anyone in possession of this ticket should email and we will arrange to deliver the bottle of champagne.

In the event that the prize is not claimed by 20 February, it will be included in a future draw to be announced at the AGM on Wednesday 27th April 2016 at the Birch Hotel, Haywards Heath.