Valve Industry Shrugs off the Beast & Emma!

L-R: Martin Haigh, Nikunj Patel, Elizabeth Waterman, David Wild & Simon Weston

Regional Dinner, Holiday Inn, Brighouse
The Association enjoyed a hugely successful BVAA Regional Dinner & Supplier Day at the Holiday Inn, Brighouse on the 27th and 28th February 2018, despite the best efforts of the ‘Beast from the East’ and ‘Storm Emma.’

The threat of snow storms impacted a little on the anticipated attendance, but over 70 hardy delegates still made the traditional Tuesday Night Networking Dinner.

Highlight of the evening however was BVAA’s special guest speaker, Simon Weston CBE. Critically injured in the Falklands War, Simon’s recovery from horrific burns was a feature of many TV documentaries in the 80s and 90s. His address included a balanced mix of emotion and humour, but an overall message of resilience and perseverance – truly inspirational. At least one member mentioned to the Director how the talk had led him to completely reverse a major decision he’d made that day – quite an impact!

Simon also graciously presented our successful Future Leaders with their ILM Mentoring Awards, introduced by BVAA’s Personal Development Consultant Dr Martin Haigh MBE.

Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 44

Winter 2018 // Issue 47
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