The second IoD South Yorkshire Annual Dinner was a roaring success, with the event already becoming a key fixture on the regional business calendar.
This year’s black-tie dinner built on the success of the debut event, with around 200 guests present at the stunning Cutler’s Hall in Sheffield to network and celebrate business success. Attendees came from across the industrial spectrum ranging from advanced manufacturing to professional services and the public and third sectors.
They heard an address from Richard Edwards, the 378th Master Cutler, who offered his support for local businesses but warned that the UK needed a credible opposition in the next Parliament.
Richard became Master of the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire in October 2016. He has been involved in running steel and tool-making businesses in Sheffield for 30 years.
Also addressing guests was James Sproule, chief economist and director of policy of the IoD.
During the evening, a collection was made for the Mistress Cutlers Challenge charities, with generous donations totalling more than £1,500.
Keith Jackson, chairman of the IoD in South Yorkshire, said: “The Cutler’s Hall is the perfect venue for an event that celebrates the very best of business in South Yorkshire. Not only was it a memorable social event with inspiring speakers and great company but I was delighted that we were also able to raise such an impressive amount for highly deserving charities.
“Plans are already underway for next year’s event, which will be held on 3 May 2018, as we look to build on the success of the past two years and create a long-standing event that our business community can be proud of.”
Keith also thanked the event partners – CMS, Lombard, NatWest, Proaktive, Sheffield City Region Growth Hub and Sheffield Universities Managing Directors’ Club – for their support.
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