Barclays Wealth and Investment Management is sponsoring a special event to mark the 25th anniversary of the Isle of Man branch of the Institute of Directors.
The branch was founded in November 1988, and to celebrate is hosting a lunch reception which will be attended by Simon Walker, Director General of the Institute.
The Institute of Directors is a long-established organisation for professional leaders, dedicated to supporting approximately 36,000 members by encouraging entrepreneurial activity and promoting responsible business practice for the benefit of the business community and society.
Steve Clarke, Offshore and Local Markets Director for Barclays Wealth and Investment Management in the Isle of Man, said: “We have been proud to regularly support events hosted by the Island branch of the Institute, and are delighted to be sponsoring the reception to mark its 25th anniversary.”
“Simon Walker has had a varied and fascinating career, and the reception will provide a brilliant opportunity for all those who attend to hear from him.”
He added: “The Institute of Directors aims to support, represent and set standards for directors, encouraging excellence and professionalism in business and providing assistance at local and national level to businesses of all sizes. This philosophy fits very well with Barclays, which aims for excellence and professionalism in everything it does, and works to provide exceptional support and advice to our business clients across the globe.”
Clive Parrish, Chairman of the Institute of Directors in the Isle of Man, said: “This reception marks a significant anniversary for the Institute in the Island, and I am very pleased Barclays is supporting this important event. We have enjoyed a good relationship with Barclays over the years, and look forward to continuing that for many more years to come.”
South African-born Mr Walker became Director General of the Institute in 2011. During a career which started in journalism, he has served as Communications Secretary to HM The Queen at Buckingham Palace and worked as a special adviser in the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit at 10 Downing Street.
The former Oxford Union President has also been Chief Executive of the BVCA, the organisation that represents British private equity and venture capital, Director of Corporate Communications and Marketing at Reuters, a partner at public relations group Brunswick and Director of European Public Affairs for Hill & Knowlton in Brussels.
The reception takes place on the 26th of September at the Sefton Hotel. For further information about the Isle of Man branch of the Institute of Directors contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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