FRIDAY 21st APRIL 2017
The EIA held its Annual General Meeting at the Mercure Haydock Hotel, Haydock Park. Presentation of the Eddie Porter Shield was made for a consecutive year to Paul Mullins, who won the EIA Annual Golf Competition in the morning at the Ashton-in-Makerfield Golf Club. Other winners were Nearest the pin – Rickie Moore and theTeam Prize – Steve Nolan, Michael Aaron, Neil Priest, Lee Buckley.
The meeting concluded with the Tom Eland Memorial Lecture which this year was given by Guest speaker John Young. John is responsible for assessing and reporting back to the Bank of England on business and the economy in the North West. John spoke informatively and with some humour about recent economic factors, explaining how forecasts and decisions on interest rates were made A complimentary bar tab opened at 6 pm and dinner was served in the hotel restaurant at 7 pm. As usual, the dinner, drinks and overnight accommodation on a B&B basis were paid for by the EIA up to a maximum of two representatives from each Member company.