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I am delighted to have the opportunity to represent the Insurance Institute of Reading, which I feel has a crucial role to play within the local insurance community.

We have witnessed the damage to the reputation of the industry through the various high profile scandals in recent years and this puts the issue of professionalism firmly in the spotlight. Some would have us believe that there is a “crisis of professional standards”, yet the evidence at a local level suggests otherwise. We can be truly proud of the members of the Reading institute who attend our events, obtain qualifications and uphold the ethical standards of the CII and we can be equally proud of the employers in the area who are dedicated to supporting professionalism.

The local institute also has an important role in a fundraising capacity and also as focal point for social activities in the insurance community. Taking all this into account my aims for the forthcoming year are as follows:

1. Continue the excellent work of past years, particularly in offering an engaging and varied educational programme

2. More engagement with young people - Making the CII work for young members and also promoting careers in the insurance industry to young people by linking in with schools, colleges and universities.

3. Increase participation on the council – Whilst we have a strong and experienced team, we are looking for support from other CII members who are keen to help out.

4. Making the CII accessible and relevant to all our members – Both in terms of the way we communicate and make our service available and the type of programme we offer, both educational and social.

5. Continue the work as a positive force in the local community –Inside and outside of the insurance world, the CII can make a difference. We can be extremely proud of the excellent fundraising of the past 12 months and would like to ensure we build on this success.

The Council and I look forward to meeting you at one of our events this year. We hope that your find our programme to be both enjoyable and beneficial to your personal and professional development.

Neil Adebowale, BA (Hons), ACII




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  • ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 8th MAY 5.30PM The Soane Space, READING TOWN HALL, Blagrave Street, Reading . ALL MEMBERS are welcome. WANT TO BE A COUNCIL MEMBER? Contact the ADMIN OFFICE for a nomination form. Forms must be received by 24th April.
  • 10th ANNUAL GOLF DAY- the Andrew Bickerton Trophy- Calcot Park Golf Club Weds 16th July £50 per player. NEW BOOKING FACILITY!!  Book and pay via our Eventbrite event page at the link below using a variety of payment options!



  • FAMILY FUN DAY - Sunday 20th July- Palmer Park, Reading. In aid of Insurance Charities and local nominated charities. 10am to 4pm- Bouncy Castle, Children's sports and games, Face Painting, 5-a-side football tournament, food and drink and licensed bar and fun fair FREE ENTRY to the event. If you have a craft or business or are a member of a local charity that would like to attend this event or know of someone who would like to have a stall, the only cost to do so will be a 10% donation on sales per stall to our charity fundraising on the day.

  • 2014-15 Events  - Educational events to include Young Member Career Forum/networking event ; study buddy groups, Revision workshops; mentoring support as well as our educational lecture and seminar programme. 


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