Annual Dinner 17/3/2017
The 2017 South Wales & West Branch Annual Dinner held it's 2017 Annual Dinner on Friday 17th March 2017 at the Mercure Holland House Hotel & Spa in Cardiff.
The Top Table Guests for the evening Left to Right:
Mr. Jim Cole - Past Chairman I.M.A.R.E.S.T. South Wales.
Mr Matthew Kennerley M.I.C.S. – regional director Associated British Ports South Wales.
Sir Michael Bibby Bt., DL,- Vice-President, UK Chamber of Shipping, London
Mrs Julie Lithgow - Director I.C.S. London ( Head Office.).
Mr John Davey F.I.C.S – Vice chairman I.C.S South Wales and the West branch
Mr Perry McCarthy – “The Stig”- Guest speaker
Mrs Hilary Park F.I.C.S – Dublin ( ICS, Irish Branch, Secretary & Education Officer)
Mr Dink Ripmeester - President of NZS, Holland
Mrs Alyson Loughlin F.I.C.S – Chairwoman ICS LIVERPOOL BRANCH
Julie Lithgow the Institute’s Director addressed the gathering to propose the Toast “To the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers”.
John Davey the Branch Vice Chairman in addressing the assembly proposes the Toast “Our Guests for the evening”.
Perry McCarthy (The Original Stig from “Top Gear”) providing the after dinner entertainment for the evening.
Chris Davies collects the Graig Shipping Award on behalf of Bleddyn Davies, for attaining the Highest Mark by a branch student in qualifying for the PQE examination.
Our Vice Chairman, John Davey & Perry McCarthy (The Stig) compete as to who was in “Pole Position” on the Grid for the evening speeches.