Wednesday night saw North East business leaders come together for the annual IoD North East Investor Director Awards in which Admiral was the main sponsor. The Admiral team got their glad rags on and smartphones out as they prepared for the first ever live Twitter at an IoD event.
As the evening kicked off with TV presenter, Wendy Gibson, so too did the live Twitter updates. Using the hash tag #IoDNEdinner, people from inside and outside the event started to get involved in the tweeting.
Highlights of the evening included seeing Teeside based Bill Scott, CEO of Wilton Group, pick up the IoD North East Investor Director award and John Sergeant’s speech reminiscing on his career as a BBC’s Chief Political Correspondent and his most recent stint in Strictly Come Dancing. He had the room laughing, recalling the famous Margaret Thatcher moment outside the British embassy in Paris, which won him the British Press Guild award for the most memorable broadcast of the year. An extremely interesting character and a perfect after-dinner speaker.
A summary of the evening, as told via hashtag #IoDNEdinner, can be found here: