The Association of Lorry Loader Manufacturers and Importers (ALLMI) chose to support the Lighthouse Club Charity at their annual membership event and made it their Lighthouse Day.
Held on 5th October at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club in Meriden, the “ALLMI Membership Event 2016” proved to be a huge success, experiencing an impressive turnout and seeing all corners of the lorry loader industry strongly represented.
ALLMI Chairman, Mark Rigby, said, “This is now the second year in a row that we have run a combined event for all membership divisions within ALLMI and, once again, it worked incredibly well. The meetings saw members being updated on a raft of important issues, and our ‘Discussion Group’ format facilitated an excellent level of engagement, allowing us to obtain detailed information on a wide range of pertinent industry topics. As a result, we’ve come away with valuable feedback which will now help us to effectively focus our efforts and resources to the benefit of the entire membership.”
ALLMI CEO, Tom Wakefield, added “The networking element of the event is also of great importance, as it provides a relaxed and informal environment in which representatives from all industry sectors can discuss common issues and experiences. In this regard, as well as all members coming together for the working lunch at the start of the event and Sue Husband’s excellent presentation on the National Apprenticeship Service in the afternoon, we also held a very successful social function in the evening which included dinner, fundraising for the Lighthouse Club and fantastic entertainment from comedian, Gary Marshall.”
He added, “This is the second successive event at which we have chosen to raise money for the Lighthouse Club and we are delighted to have raised over £1300. We acknowledge the excellent work that the charity does for the construction industry and fully support its aim of providing financial assistance to those affected by illness, disability, injury or bereavement.”
Thank you to everyone that supported the day and gave so generously.