Tees shipping and logistics firms invited to annual dinner

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Tees businesses involved in the logistics and shipping sector are being invited to a special dinner organised by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers celebrating the region’s shipping heritage and ongoing success.

The North-East Branch of the ICS will hold its Annual Tees Dinner at Middlesbrough Football Club’s Riverside Stadium on Friday November 8.

Guests will be greeted to the black tie event by The Sea Cadets and a drinks reception before a four-course dinner. The Sea Cadets and the ICS’s Education Fund will be the charities for the evening.

The after-dinner speaker is former snooker champion Willie Thorne, who will be available for a meet and greet before the meal.

Music will be provided by the Ada Francis Trio jazz band and after-dinner entertainment.

Nikki Sayer, chair of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers’ North-East Branch, said: “Since becoming chair, I have been trying to raise our profile and one intention is to open up our annual dinner to businesses who haven’t traditionally attended.

“Our dinner has been going for more than 100 years and is regularly attended byover 200 guests, usually only from the shipping industry – but I think many other businesses in the supply chain may like to attend this historic event. We would love to see them there.”

Michael Shakesheff, MD of Casper Shipping, added: “The ICS Annual Dinner is a huge event in our calendar and not only an opportunity to showcase our business but also the wider Tees Valley.

“The evening is a real chance to celebrate the North-East shipping and logistics sector and has become a must-attend event for our customers, many of whom travel from overseas. If you are involved in shipping, logistics or the supply chain, I would recommend that you attend.”

With Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen among the guests, companies attending include Casper Shipping, Cockfield Knight, Graypen, Propeller Fuels, Corys, PD Ports, LV Shipping, International Marine, PC Logistics, Erik Juhler, pilots and boatmen.

Tickets, priced £60 each, can be reserved by contacting Stephen Browell by email on Stephen.browell@svitzer.com.

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