Lockton International Holdings Ltd hosted its global board meeting in Manchester on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd June 2009.
This is the first time that the monthly meeting was held outside of London and was attended by senior Lockton executives including Chairman, David Lockton and President and CEO of Lockton Companies, John Lumelleau who flew in from New York and Chicago.
Following the meeting on Monday, Sir Howard Bernstein hosted a private cocktail and dinner party for the Lockton board at Manchester Town Hall, which was also attended by Colin Sinclair of MIDAS together with representatives from Manchester Airport and Marketing Manchester .
Colin Sinclair, CEO of MIDAS, said: “As the world’s largest privately owned independent insurance brokers, we are delighted that Lockton has chosen to hold its global board meeting in Manchester, which not only reflects the importance of the city and the Northern region to Lockton but also provides a chance to highlight the unique opportunities that the North holds for the international business.”
Matt Davies, Managing Partner of Lockton North, said: “Since we relocated our Northern office to Spring Gardens last November, we have been keen to show off our state of the art premises. We are very proud of our new offices, our team and the investments that we have made and this was an excellent opportunity for us to show off a regional office in a great regional city to the rest of the Group. The meeting was made possible by the excellent communication links that Manchester has to offer through the airport and train lines.”
Mr Davies continues: “Further to John Lumelleau’s recent meetings with Sir Howard in both New York and London, we are very grateful for Sir Howard’s gracious invitation to host a dinner for us.”