Music and magic at the CISI West Country branch annual dinner 2017

A string quartet and magician Dan Brazier kept an audience of over 60 entertained at the event, held on 14 September 2017 at The Devon Hotel, Exeter

Guests at the event contributed over £970, excluding gift aid, in aid of Children’s Hospice South West, which provides care for children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

Apart from the string quartet and magician Dan Brazier, another highlight of the evening was the auction, which resulted in two lucky winners: one walking away with a three-night stay for up to four people at the County House worth £360; the other with a signed Matt Dawson MBE rugby shirt worth £200.

CISI West Country branch president Robert Noble-Warren CFPTM Chartered FCSI said: "We were honoured by the attendance of branch presidents from the Institute of Taxation; the ICAEW; the Law Society; a director of the Exeter Chamber of Commerce and the director of Education from Exeter University."

"We recognised the sterling works of our retiring president Stephen Roach, Chartered FCSI, who continued undiminished to regale us on the night," he added.

Some of the top table guests were: Dr Angela Christidis MCSI, director of education, Xfi Exeter University Business School; Andrew McNeilly, director, Exeter Chamber of Commerce & Industry; Richard Adams, honorary treasurer, Devon & Somerset Law Society; John Ashley, president, ICAEW Chartered Accountants South West group; Dale Simpson, chairman, South West Branch, CISI; and Colin Warner, CISI global director of finance.

The sponsors for this event were Aberdeen Asset Management and BlackRock, without whom it would not have been possible. If you would like to support future dinners, please contact

Published: 25 Sep 2017
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