Business Gala Dinner at Cookham Brings Business Together – Photo 1 of 1
Business figures had the chance to network and share ideas as a gala dinner brought in hundreds of people for charity last week.
The event – organized by the Maidenhead and District Chamber of Commerce – took place at the Moor Hall Hotel and Conference Center in Cookham on Friday 21 October.
The occasion turned out to be sold out as 120 people attended the dinner.
Figures included Maidenhead United chairman Peter Griffin and council leader Andrew Johnson with speeches delivered and a raffle held which raised £630 for the Marlow-based good cause, The Link Foundation, which has was presented by the Mayor, Cllr Christine Bateson.
Meanwhile, a violinist who has performed at London’s Royal Albert Hall was also on hand to entertain elegantly dressed guests.
The evening was also an opportunity to thank the unsung heroes of the region who often go unnoticed, with a table of Ukrainian refugees honored in the night.
Paralympic gold medalist rower Naomi Riches also spoke at the event.
Maidenhead Chamber chair Seema Goyal, owner of Goyals clothing store in Bridge Street, said she was pleased with how the event went.
She said: “It all went really well, we’re really delighted. It was quite a classy event and we got a bit of glamour.
“It was a full house and tickets sold out straight away. We brought in all the big companies, like Maidenhead United, Cook My Grub and all the SME’s [small and medium sized enterprises]who came to support us.
“The idea was to bring the business community together and after the last few years they were really excited to be on the move again.”