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SCS Annual Dinner 2017

the 2016 annual dinner WAS ABBASOLUTELY FABULOUS

By Heidi Bannister

In honour of our President, Ruth Burner’s love of music, the 2016 SCS Formulate Annual Dinner was an Abba Party. It turned out to be an ‘abbasolutely’ fantastic event.

picture of 2016 annual dinnerThe evening at the Ricoh Arena kicked off with a glass of bubbly and a delicious 3 course meal, including a ‘Waterloo’ melon and feta cheese salad and a ‘Day before you Crème’ Brûlée desert!!

I am always amazed that any kitchen is able to serve a delicious hot dinner to 500 people at the same time and find it fascinating to watch the organisation behind the waiting staff. I hope that you all join me in a big thank you to the team at the Ricoh.

We were spoilt with 3 different musical experiences: a stripped back brass trio entertained us during dinner, the dance floor heaved with the sounds of Tokyo till the early hours and the main event of the evening was our Abba tribute band – Abberation.

picture of Abberation at 2016 annual dinnerIt was a fun night and nice to have a good old sing-along, let your hair down, network and party with friends and colleagues from the industry. Many connections are made and business cards exchanges throughout the evening, be sure not to miss it next year.

The guys and girls from Arthur Edward ran around during coffee selling raffle tickets and sweeties, collecting an incredible £860 for Look Good Feel Better, the cosmetic industry charity that runs free skin care and make-up workshops for women and teenagers to help them with the visible effects of cancer treatment.

Huge thanks also go to our Social Secretary Heidi Bannister and her team for organising the evening.

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SAVE THE DATE FOR the next SCS Annual Dinner at the Ricoh on Tuesday 14 November 2017... IT'S A MASQUERADE BALL (WITH DISCO) in the premier lounge, 2nd floor, ricoh arena









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