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ST14 Manchester dinner

by Mark Rowe

As at the previous five Security TWENTY events run by Professional Security magazine, the networking dinner at Manchester on July 7 was in aid of a local cause. A bumper £1610 was raised at the Monday night dinner at the Deansgate Hilton before the Tuesday conference and exhibition. Magazine MD and the evening’s compere Roy Cooper, pictured right, presented a cheque to Hannah Saunders and Jo Burton of the night’s charity, St Ann’s Hospice in Manchester, nominated by one of the speakers at the previous ST event, ST14 Bristol this spring, Dave Spreadborough.

The dinner was sponsored by Canon, the lanyards and bags for visitors by Samsung, and the conference by the distributor Videcon. Jarod Booth of distributor Anixter was the coin-tosser for the traditional heads and tails game. Steve Hopkins of Dycon was doubly lucky; he was the winner of the golf day donated by the distributor Mayflex, and was the first winner in the raffle. And after the conference, Mark Raine of the distributor CCTV Direct drew the business card out of the basket to win a bottle of champagne, that went to Jenny Dolley, Huddersfield-based West Yorkshire Police crime prevention officer.

The next ST14 event is at Heathrow on October 28. For details and to register to attend for free, including buffet lunch, visit

For more photos of the night and the conference, visit the gallery part of this website.

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