The highlight of the Cumberland Society’s social calendar took place on Friday 11 March 2011. I, together with several esteemed colleagues attended the annual Chartered Accountants dinner at the Greenhill Hotel.
More than 50 members were present, including Dodd's, Armstrong Watson, and many more accountancy firms in the Cumbrian district.
Entertainment was provided by Frances Edmonds… best-selling author and an acknowledged expert in the business of cross-cultural communication. She specialises in working with multinational and multi-cultural organisations as both a keynote speaker and moderator. An inspirational, humorous and engaging presenter, Frances has also been voted Britain’s most entertaining female after-dinner speaker in a recent survey by The Times. She gave a light-hearted insight into her discussions with the former England cricketer Phil Edmonds and her time as an international conference interpreter.
Overall the night was a lot of fun and was enjoyed by all. We ate great food, revelled in good company and were on the receiving end of some fantastic entertainment… which from what I hear is not ‘normal’ for these type of dinners. The only thing that was missing was music to get everybody up and doing the 'Conga'.