Held on 11th October at the Belfry Hotel & Resort in Sutton Coldfield, the ‘ALLMI Membership Event & 40th Anniversary Celebrations’ proved to be a huge success, experiencing a record turnout for an ALLMI gathering and seeing all corners of the lorry loader industry strongly represented.
ALLMI Chairman, Mark Rigby, comments “Due to this Membership Event doubling as our 40th Anniversary celebrations, it was an occasion of real significance and so we were delighted with the outcome. The atmosphere throughout was fantastic and the feedback we’ve since received has been incredibly positive.”
He continues “The Event started with a networking lunch, and this was followed by our membership meetings which saw delegates updated on a raft of important industry issues and projects. We then heard from leading political commentator, Steve Richards, who gave an extremely informative and interesting speech concerning the potential impact of Brexit on the lorry loader industry.”
ALLMI CEO, Tom Wakefield, adds “We are also very pleased with the evening’s social function. There was a great buzz around the venue and the entertainment was superb. We started with ‘mind-reader’, Graham Jolley, who completely stunned the audience with his act, as well as getting a lot of laughs. That was followed by table-side magic during dinner from close-up illusionists, Chicks N Tricks; and the evening was then capped by a brilliant set from comedian, Rod Woodward, who also acted as Compère for the night and led our fundraising activities for the Lighthouse Club, the result of which totalled nearly £2000.”
Tom Wakefield continues “This is the fourth successive Event at which we have chosen to raise money for the Lighthouse Club. We acknowledge the excellent work that it does for the Construction Industry, and fully support its aim of providing financial assistance to those affected by illness, disability, injury or bereavement.”
Mark Rigby concludes “This Event was the perfect way to celebrate a very special milestone in the history of ALLMI, and we would like to thank all those who played a part in making it such a big success; from the ALLMI staff who worked extremely hard in putting it all together, to the Belfry Events team, the guest speaker and entertainers, and, of course, the delegates who attended.”