This summer, the Cayman Islands Government (CIG) Delegation visited London. Unsurprisingly, the itinerary was busy and fruitful as ever; from internal briefings and strategizing, networking at the Travellers Club, drinks at the Palace of Westminster, a victory dinner for Mr. Andrew Rosindell, important updates on Brexit and the annual Pre-Joint Ministerial Council (Pre-JMC) meeting.
A key aim of the delegation’s visit is to utilize the team to create new partnerships between key influencers in the UK and high-level figures in the CIG. To kick things off, the Premier hosted a ‘Friends of Cayman’ luncheon at the exclusive Travellers Club with existing members of the Friends of Cayman group in attendance, including the likes of: Mr. Stephen Webster, owner of Cayman Brewery; Ms. Jasmine Amaria, partner at Walkers; Mr. Kevin Oakes, owner of the Royal Crown Darby, Mr. Stanley Johnson, the father of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, and Sir Jeffrey Jowell QC.
Individuals well-connected to the Royal family were also in attendance, such as; Major David Rankin-Hunt CVO MBE KCN TD, who has worked in the Royal Household at St James’ Palace for 33 years; Mr. Alistair Harrison CMG CVO, Her Majesty’s Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps and a senior member of the Royal Household; and finally, the current Chief Commoner, Ms. Wendy Mead OBE CC. Wendy is responsible for promoting the aims, values and responsibilities of the City of London Corporation internally and externally in support of the Lord Mayor.
The luncheon was the most recent in a series of social events that the London office has arranged and with such influential guests in attendance, the partnerships and relationships garnered is of major benefit to The Cayman Islands.
Special thanks must be made to the team, especially Ms. Knights for ensuring that everything ran without a glitch.