In September, The Insurance Institute of Manchester hosted its summer ball, encouraging future up-and-coming professionals to meet and network.
Guests from the profession and associated businesses came together to enjoy an evening of dinner and entertainment. Held at the Lowry Hotel, delegates heard from guest speaker Daniel John, head of office Manchester, Marsh and JLT, about the achievements in his career; and George Stanbury, campaigns officer for the National Autistic Society.
There were raffle prizes to be won and lots of money raised for the charity.
Victoria Royle ACII, Insurance Institute of Manchester president, said: "Our industry is all about people -- and local institutes give you the opportunity to build your network and meet like-minded individuals. Getting involved with our local committees also provides you with skills you might not acquire in your day-to-day jobs, such as project management, problem solving, presentation skills and much more.
"For me, the very core of the institute is about learning, which is the main reason I joined the Manchester Education and Development Committee. I wanted to provide more services to our region to help people become qualified, so watch this space for our fast track diploma course coming very soon -- a replica of the fast track ACII programme I attended myself with the encouragement of trainers, ITP. [Through that], I became chair of the Education and Development Committee and have also sat on various committees such as Style in the City, governance and council, all of which led to my current role as president."
For more information visit: www.cii.co.uk/manchester