There was a celebratory feel to the renamed Cambridge Enterprise & Technology Club's annual garden party, held in the beautiful setting of Jesus College and enjoyed by almost 100 attendees in glorious weather.
CETC announces name change
Valerie Dring MBE of NatWest gave the evening an excellent start, by presenting the Club with a sponsorship cheque for 1,000. Chairman Roy Cuthbert thanked NatWest for its significant financial support and also thanked the Club's events sponsors, St John's Innovation Centre and TWI.
Mr Cuthbert, who is the MD of Webtec Products, explained to the audience about the change of name from the former Cambridge Europe & Technology Club (as had been agreed at the Club's AGM) and about the Club's new ambitions. He then received a silver salver, to mark his 10 years of service on the CETC Committee, presented to him by the CETC's founding Chairman, Dr Malcolm Wilkinson, MD of Technology For Industry.
Dr Wilkinson himself and another long-serving CETC member, Tony Hooley, the CEO of 1...Limited, also received gifts in acknowledgement of their contributions to the Club over the years. Club President, Walter Herriot OBE, then offered some business views, in his usual trenchant and perceptive way. Other thanks were offered by the typically humorous Hon Secretary, Guy Mulley from NW Brown Group.
Guests stayed until long after dusk, taking the chance both to network and to listen to the music of the Cambridge University Brass Ensemble.
The Committee for the Club's new year comprises: (President) Walter Herriot, St John's Innovation Centre; (Chairman) Roy Cuthbert, Webtec Products; (Hon Secretary) Guy Mulley, NW Brown Group; (Hon Treasurer) Ken Dickson, Axiom-e; Tracey Stephens, VisionJet; John Read, Alphamosaic; Simon Kite, Deloitte; John Batten, UK Web Works; Barry Butler, Deben Venture Consulting; Martin Livermore, Ascham Associates.
The first event of the CETC's 2004/05 programme will be on 30 September at TWI's conference centre at Granta Park. The subject is "The Future Of Nuclear Power" and one of the speakers will be the Chief Engineer of the Atomic Energy Authority.
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