Kent and South East construction professionals raise £2,000
CIOB Maidstone Hub chair Peter Smith welcomed guests including speaker Steve Davis at the event (Image: Gavin Sawyer)
Construction professionals across a wide range of disciplines, from Kent and throughout the south-east, gathered at the Tudor Park Hotel and Country Club, Maidstone, at the end of September for this year’s annual CIOB Maidstone Construction Professionals’ Dinner.
Peter Smith, chair of the Maidstone Hub, welcomed guests including the CIOB’s CEO Caroline Gumble and senior vice-president Mark Beard.
Snooker legend Steve Davis was the principal after-dinner speaker, entertaining everyone with his dry wit and self-effacing humour, while magician Chris Young enthralled guests with mind-blowing illusions.
A raffle, with prizes donated by local companies, raised £2,000 during the evening. The nominated charity was Ellenor Hospice in Kent, which cares for all ages. Hospice representatives Linda Trew, its director of income generation, and Andrew Turnbull provided a thought-provoking insight into the work of the charity.
Thanks were given to the sponsors for the event: Bam Construction, Quigg Golden and Walker Construction.