Air-IT were delighted to attend the East Midlands Chamber Annual Dinner, which was held on the evening of Thursday 23rd March at the Roundhouse in Derby.

Air IT Patron East Midlands Chamber Annual Dinner 2017

The Air-IT table at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner

East Midlands Chamber Annual Dinner 2017

The East Midlands Chamber Annual Dinner is a key highlight of the local business calendar. Exclusively limited to members and Patrons only, it attracts some of the region’s most influential and leading business people.

East Midlands Chamber PatronThis year, the event was attended by more than 500 guests, who were all keen to celebrate the strength and diversity of the East Midlands as a centre of business excellence.

Air-IT were extremely pleased to be there for our first official event as Patrons, following the announcement which was made just last month.

The prestigious black tie event was held in the Grade 2 listed former railway building, at the Roundhouse in Derby – a fitting venue and tribute to the strength of engineering history in Derby.

Air-IT were pleased to host our own table, which we shared with a number of clients and guests.

Chamber dinner 2017

The Roundhouse – a previous railway building

The impressive and industrial surroundings were an ideal setting to network and to enjoy the sparkling drinks reception and four course meal.

East Midlands Chamber President, Geoff Poyzer was first to the stage, ahead of guest speakers Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller and Rt Hon Sir Patrick McLoughlin MP.

Keynote Speakers

Sir Patrick has held a number of positions in Parliament, most recently as Secretary of State for Transport but also including Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Trade and Industry.

Rt Hon Sir Patrick McLoughlin MP

Rt Hon Sir Patrick McLoughlin MP speaks at the event

Baroness Manningham-Buller, former head of the Security Service spoke about driving change in turbulent times using vision and strategy. She also talked of having confidence in the future and in your people, a theme that certainly rings true with Air-IT.

Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller

Key note speaker Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller 

James Healey, Managing Director of Air-IT said:

The East Midlands Chamber Annual Dinner is always a top event, and one that Air-IT looks forward to every year. It provides a fantastic evening for Chamber members to come together and to celebrate business as a region.

We were delighted to be there for our first time as Patrons, and look forward to moving forward in this new role.

James Healey

We’d like to thank the Chamber for putting on another fantastic event. We’re already looking forward to the next Annual Dinner in 2018 and continuing our ongoing partnership.