On Thursday 24th October, the IoD Isle of Man Branch held the Autumn Prestige Lunch at the Claremont Hotel. The event, kindly sponsored by Barclays and represented on the day by Simon Scott and Stuart Nelson was well attended by members and guests.
We were delighted that Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK, Minister Laurence Skelly MHK and Mrs Daphne Caine MHK were able to join. The Committee also welcomed Brian Hall to the event. Brian sits on the IoD Council and is the current Chair of IoD West Midlands.
Due to a last minute change of speaker we were joined by Lisa Francis CEO for the UK Private Bank & Crown Dependencies at Barclays. Lisa spoke engagingly about the benefits of diversity and inclusion. Lisa reflected on her career to date, from her extensive experience in growth strategy to her on-going role as mentor and coach, guiding all levels of seniority to achieve their goals.
The lunch ended with a raffle to support local charity The Manx Heart Foundation. All funds raised by the charity remain on the Isle of Man and are used to support the Cardiac and Coronary Care Units at Nobles Hospital, the Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme and the Isle of Man Ambulance Service. Over £600 was raised for the charity and we thank all guests for their generous contribution.
We look forward to welcoming you to future events and hope you can join us at the Christmas Mingle on 10th December.