Members of IoD Central London Branch were greeted by a steel band at the door of Sandals' newly opened Luxury Concept Store in Fulham Road, to put them in a Caribbean mood before meeting Paul Tidy and his team for a networking evening "with a difference".
The Rum Punch was freely distributed to our members who needed no persuasion to ask for another before a short presentation from Paul whose visuals of the "Bungalows over Water" accommodation had us all drooling and wondering whether we could, or should, afford such a wonderful luxury holiday. We were all impressed!
As Paul was finishing his presentation the aroma from the hot buffet wafted across the room and we were all licking our lips in anticipation of enjoying the Jamaican style food which was to come.
We of course sampled the Jerk Chicken, Curried Goat, Vegetable Curry, Rice and Peas, and Plaintains and Salad washed down with..........more Rum Punch! For those not wishing to enjoy the Rum there was wine, beer and soft drinks available.
Business cards were being exchanged at a rate faster than normal (the Rum Punch had much to answer for) and at the end of the evening everyone left having enjoyed great hospitality from Sandals, to whom we owe a debt of thanks.