The CISI Jersey branch annual dinner was held on Friday 10 March at The Royal Yacht Hotel, Weighbridge, St Helier, Jersey.
Guest speaker, comedian Holly Walsh kept the audience laughing, and Jersey branch president, Peter Lucas, Chartered FCSI said that the event was a success. "The numbers were up from the previous year and close to full capacity, the hotel did a great job decking out the rooms, and the food was great," he added.
He also drew attention to the “informal theme” of the event, ‘Women in the workplace’, explaining that the purple colour scheme for the evening had been adopted from International Women’s Day; and that attendees had been encouraged to invite more women. This yielded positive results, with the ratio of female guests increasing this year.
Over 250 guests contributed a little over £2,000, which was split between two charities - the Stroke Association and The Antoine Trust.
The Stroke Association works to create better lives for people affected by stroke. It works with survivors, their families, decision-makers and even researchers and media. The Antoine Trust, created in 2012, supports Jersey families with children undergoing cancer treatment.
Some of the top table guests at the event were: David McFadzean, Chartered FCSI, managing director, head of discretionary investment at RBC Wealth Management; Paul Groden, Chartered MCSI, student development officer at CISI Jersey Branch; Rachel Baxter, curriculum manager at States of Jersey Education, Tracey O' Regan, fundraising & operations manager at The Stroke Association; Alan Maclean, Minister for Treasury & Resources at States of Jersey; and Paul Willing, charity representative at The Antoine Trust.
The event was sponsored by RBC Wealth Management, BNP Paribas Securities Services and Pershing & Rathbones, as gold, silver and bronze sponsors respectively. If you would like to support future events, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.