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It was an honour to be asked to serve as your President for the 2014/15 Institute year and I hope to be able to follow up my predecessor Neil’s excellent work. Thanks to his efforts we now have a very strong Council with many new faces and new ideas, one of which has already happened in the form of our Family Fun Day. 

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.

 As a Past President of the former Insurance Institute of Oxford I am especially keen to engage with our members living or working slightly further from Reading, hopefully by arranging at least one CPD event in Oxfordshire.

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, the Motor Neurone Disease Association and my own nominated charity Adventure Plus to help rebuild the reputation of our profession as a positive force in the community.

Lastly I hope to continue to engage with our young members and also to encourage students in local schools or at university to view insurance as an attractive career option through participation in local events.

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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Nigel Everett ACII, Chartered Insurance Practitioner

President

 

 

Latest News

LATEST NEWS

Our FAMILY FUN DAY  took place on Sunday 20th July at Palmer Park, Reading in aid of the Insurance Charities and Adventure Plus, our local nominated charity.

We had over twenty stallholders with a variety of goods, a mobile cafe, tombola run by Alison Robbins  of RSA, cake and sandwiches stall for Help the Hospices run by Beverley Millard  of AXA Insurance as well as stalls for Cancer Research and  Cystic Fibrosis Trust plus various jewellery, aromatherapy based toiletries,  clothing, children's games, a Bouncy Castle  and the Fun Fair! The 5-a -side Football Competition was won by Covea Insurance.  

We raised £370 on the day not as much as we would have liked but a respectable sum nonetheless. Thank you to all who took part, to the companies that donated prizes for the tombola- Arista, AXA, Finch Group, Independents and RSA for your support and donations and to the  Activities Committee led by Caroline Hargreaves who worked hard to put the event together. 

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, which will be available for download shortly. 

          Contact  admin@ciireading.co.uk   

         or 07583 760036 for further information on our event programme.

 

  

Forthcoming Events

18:00 Wed 17 Sep 14 Annual Quiz no 1 at Yates' Wine Lodge
09:30 Tue 23 Sep 14 FLOOD CONFERENCE
10:00 Thu 09 Oct 14 CII and PFS revision workshops
10:00 Wed 15 Oct 14 Speaking in Public Workshop with Alan Cleary
02:30 Tue 04 Nov 14 LLOYD'S TOURS