CIPFA South West Annual Dinner 2018
The CIPFA South West Regional Annual Dinner was on 18 May 2018 on Bristol's SS Great Britain, for CIPFA members and special friends. The evening on board the SS Great Britain was fantastic. With just over 60 guests joining us for the evening, we enjoyed a 3-course meal, and celebrated five of our recently qualified students, with Andy Burns presenting them with their certificates .
There was also a talk from Simon Mason, a former England and Great Britain hockey player, which was all about not giving up and persevering but when things don't work out, you may just get opportunities and experiences that will be just as good.
We had a wonderful time looking around the ship with guided tours and staff on hand to answer any questions. Bob, an SS Great Britain member of staff was fantastic and full immersed us in the history of the ship.
All in all it was a fabulous evening, and CIPFA South West are very excited to be planning for next years.
A big thank you to CCLA, RP Martin and Aberdeen Standard Investments for sponsoring parts of the event, which helped make it such an enjoyable evening.