Drumming up support for children's charity at CISI's Birmingham dinner

Bev Bevan, drummer extraordinaire and Birmingham music legend who has played with such bands as Electric Light Orchestra and Black Sabbath, was guest speaker at the CISI Birmingham & West Midlands annual dinner 2019, held on 6 June at the Clayton Hotel

Bev entertained the audience of 90 guests with enthralling anecdotes about his experiences with the bands he has toured with.

Guests contributed a total of £1,000 (including gift aid), in aid of Birmingham Children's Hospital Charity, a leading UK specialist paediatric center which offers expert care to over 90,000 children and young people from across the country every year. The donation was achieved through a raffle, which awarded the winners with a John Lewis voucher worth £100, M&S voucher for £50, four tickets for a show featuring Bev's new band Reign, afternoon tea for two at the Clayton Hotel (donated by The Clayton Hotel), and a bottle of champagne.

CISI Birmingham & West Midlands branch president Mark Rogers ACSI spoke of the success of the dinner, not least because "the whole evening was declared a BREXIT free zone".

Some of the top table guests were: Mingru Sun, senior lecturer, course director of MSc finance and investment, Birmingham City University; David Jupp, Chartered FCSI, head of office, Birmingham branch Quilter Cheviot; Kevin Moore, Chartered FCSI, director of global business development, CISI; Adam Wilkins, Chartered FCSI, head of office, Brewin Dolphin; Lawrence King, managing partner, Succession Wealth; Saranne Moreno, corporate strategic partnerships manager, Birmingham Children’s Hospital; Daniel Ryan, associate professor, Coventry University; Elisabeth Whybrow, vice chair, Birmingham & West Midlands branch STEP; Nicholas Moxon, senior partner & head of private client, Higgs & Son; and Dr Tinashe C. Bvirindi, lecturer in finance, Coventry University.

The sponsors for this event were M&G Investments, Prometric, and, Succession Wealth, without whom it would not have been possible. If you would like to support future dinners, please contact ervina.caka@cisi.org.

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Published: 19 Jun 2019
  • The Review
  • Birmingham annual dinner
  • Birmingham & West Midlands branch
  • CISI
  • charity

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