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The winner was Sarah Dunkley of Covea Insurance who was presented with her award at the Insurance Institute of Reading Annual Dinner on 27th March 2015.

Congratulations to Sarah and to the runner-up, Katherine Anstey of MR Insurance Brokers

11th Annual Golf Day for the Andrew Bickerton Trophy -Thursday 16th July Mapledurham Golf Club. Contact admin@ciireading for an entry form or download from the news page under the article on this event. Individuals, pairs, threes or fourballs  all welcome. As usual in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association. £40 per player-18 holes plus two course dinner. Tees between 1 and 2pm. 


'Christmas in July' Sunday 19th July 12pm to 4pm

in aid of Sebastian's Action Trust* 

At The Two Poplars, 118 Finchampstead Road, Wokingham RG41 2NU

 Caribbean BBQ & Music; 

 Fun and games for the whole family;

 Xmas style raffle with all the prizes wrapped as presents -hundreds of prizes to be won!


 Sebastian’s Action Trust, are a registered charity there for the families of seriously-ill children, always. In addition to providing advocacy and outreach to families, they offer specialist respite breaks at our purpose-built holiday home, The Bluebells. The home gives families of seriously-ill children the chance to spend precious time with  loved ones, away from prying eyes and the rigours of treatment schedules and hospital life. The Christmas in July theme is to raise vital funds to help families of children that may not may it to Christmas.





Forthcoming Events


Presidents Message

Dear Member,

 It was an honour to be asked to serve as your President for the 2015/16 Institute year and I hope to be able to follow up my predecessor Nigel’s excellent work. I will still be continuing with my work as Social Officer and intend to increase the number of social events over the next 12 months along with our exciting educational programme.

As both a local Institute and as a profession we still face many challenges as the economic and technological landscapes evolve so quickly. We need to be able to support our members whether they work from home, locally or further afield by offering a programme relevant to their professional development needs and whichever segment of the market they work in. 

I am keen to increase the activity in the Oxford area, we have already arranged our first social event in September, which is a Ghost Walk around Oxford and we are also looking to put another event on later in the year.

I am also keen to develop our links with the Thames Valley PFS so that some events can be run jointly, especially for soft skills that are relevant to all sectors. 

 We will of course continue our fundraising efforts for The Insurance Charities and my own nominated Sebastian’s Action Trust to help rebuild the reputation of our profession as a positive force in the community. There is already a Summer BBQ organised for July, the two quizzes are also great fundraisers and of course the annual dinner.

 Lastly I hope to continue to engage with our young members, we have recruited some new young members onto the council and I am keen to hear their ideas and work with them to organise more networking, educational and social events aimed at the young professionals.

I look forward to meeting as many members as possible over the coming months at our events but if you have any suggestions or would like to get involved, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Caroline Hargreaves, Cert CII


June 2015


CII CPD Accredited Provider


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