I am very proud and excited at being chosen as your President for The Manchester Institute for 2013/14. I would like to thank David Gillan for a great year and putting so much work and effort on behalf of our members. I would also like to thank Martin Jackson for agreeing to be my deputy.
We have already had our CPD Masterclass held at The Museum of Science and Industry which was a great event attended by over 200 people with top class speakers such as Amanda Blanc. This has led into a great programme of events and we are thrilled at the numbers attending. Our annual fashion show 'Style in the City' has managed to raise over £70,000 this year!!! Thank you so much to all in our industry for supporting this fantastic event to raise money for The Christie.
I am very keen to continue and develop our local Institute by embracing our 5 year plan just being finalised so we can move forward and maintain our profile as the most active and effectual Institute in the country. I will lead with integrity passion and a sprinkling of humour thrown in.
Another legacy I want to leave is of 'Barry’s Project 150' with which we hope to raise £150,000 for a specialist room at The Christie for the Young Oncology Unit. We are aready almost half way there following Style in the City! For further details please watch the link and pledge your support for this amazing course and let’s make a difference together.
Barry Thompson CII Cert PFS
President of the Insurance Institute of Manchester