The Insurance Institute of the Isle of Man was happy to welcome members back to its annual dinner in March, hosted by president Gill Marples and sponsored by Zurich and Tower Insurance.
The dinner, which was attended by more than 100 members, was held at the Claremont Hotel and featured speeches from Ms Marples, her deputy president John Walker, the CII’s vice-president for local institutes David Ross, and chief minister of the Isle of Man, Alfred Cannan.
Mr Ross spoke about the importance of the local institute network and how the work being undertaken by the Insurance Institute of the Isle of Man helps develop membership engagement to push our profession forward. Mr Cannan highlighted the vital role which the insurance sector will play in achieving the new ‘Island Plan’, which aims to build a secure, vibrant and sustainable future for the island’s community.
Two charities were supported on the night – the Insurance Charities and the Manx Heart Foundation – with more than £1,000 raised for each.
The Insurance Charities provides support for current and former insurance employees and their dependants. The Manx Heart Foundation helps enable the best cardiac care possible for Isle of Man residents and has recently agreed to purchase the latest GE Vivid E95 Echo System for use at Nobles Hospital.
Dr Mark Hall, a consultant cardiologist at Nobles Hospital, said: “The purchase will allow the cardiology department to obtain and share high-quality cardiac images, which will improve patient care. Without the Manx Heart Foundation and the support of events such as the Insurance Institute of the Isle of Man annual dinner, we would not have been able to obtain such a high-specification machine.”
For more information on the Insurance Institute of the Isle of Man, visit: www.cii.co.uk/isleofman