CYAG stands for Cumbria Young Accountants Group and Michael Peile and I are both Committee members. The groups aim is to give the younger accountants in the area a chance to socialise and network without the formalities of the more senior accounting societies.
After our first event in July we decided to hold an annual dinner at the Foxys restaurant at Carlisle United.
When we arrived we were met by the Carlisle Living cameras. We tried our best to keep out of the way of them but she managed to catch us, so look out for us in the next addition of the magazine.
Once everyone had arrived we all sat down to a lovely carvery. There was a couple of people from every firm on each table so we all got chance to meet new people and to catch up with old friends from financial training and other accountancy courses.
Once the dinner finished we were able to try our luck at a bit of gambling with the two casino tables.
A few of us were more lucky than others, Ricky and Kevin lost their fake money quite quickly, whilst others had some big wins then lost it all in the end. Somehow though I managed to get a bit of a winning streak and managed to win the most money out of everyone during the night and won some meal vouchers. If only it was real money. The night then finished off with a disco.
All in all a good night was had by all and hopefully we will be able to have another good night with our next event.