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BBC monthly meeting – Renaissance Monarch
RDH. Photos supplied by Nadya Torina

The British Business Club faced a fresh challenge at their monthly get together: how to fill the cavernous ballroom of the paint-still-wet new Renaissance Monarch Hotel, at Dynamo. It was ‘job done’ with the help of a good turnout and a record number of business ideas and presentations. Being St George’s Day and Shakespeare’s birthday, our host Anthony Farndon, the proud hotel manager, warmed us up with a topical account of the trials and tribulations of getting the project to completion, laced with lines from the Bard. His catering team did us proud with a magnificent spread, full of exciting oriental tastes and flavours, and those with a nostalgia for Blighty quaffed Spitfire ale, flown in from Kent. David Chitty from the UK Embassy updated us on security matters and In2 Matrix presented a new approach to health insurance. Most poignant, David Ford recounted his horrific accident (full interview in May issue of PASSPORT) and thanked the members and Tania for their support. BBC chairman, Don Scott, held the reins, organised the raffle, updated us on the year ahead and promised free whisky—tomorrow. The serried ranks of troops exchanged notes and chatted noisily, trying to compete with the cacophonous roar from the gaudy carpet. The latter apart, a tasteful and purposeful gathering. Thank you!

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