AGM Banquet Weekend 2023

As of 20th February, bookings for all activity and dining options are now closed.

SAIF Members may read the AGM 2023 Booklet here.


  • The Spa Hotel is now fully booked. Please contact the Royal Wells – there will be a shuttle service at set times between both hotels throughout the weekend.


Thursday 2nd March 

  • SAIF Open Golf Championship for the President’s Cup for ladies and gentlemen.
    • Neville Golf Club, Tunbridge Wells
    • Includes refreshments and Golfers High Tea
    • Tee off from 12 noon

Friday 3rd March

  • Buffet Lunch
    • 1 -2 pm in the Chandelier Suite
  • Wellbeing interactive Education Sessions
    • 2.30 – 4.30 pm in the Royal Suite
  • Dinner: Meet the Associates
    • 7 pm in the Royal Suite
    • Entertainment with Dave Sharp
    • One free place per Associate Company
    • One free place also for Past Presidents, Fellows, Officers and Exec Members

Saturday 4th March

  • SAIF Annual General Meeting
    • 9.30 am – 1 pm in the Royal Suite
    • Followed by the Matthew Gallagher Award
  • Buffet Lunch
    • 1 – 2.30 pm in the Chandelier Suite
  • SAIF NextGen Meeting
    • 2.30 – 3.30 pm in the York Suite
  • SAIF Banquet
    • 6.30 pm Drinks reception in the Cocktail Bar
    • Three course meal followed by tea/coffee
    • Entertainment with ‘The Big Kahuna Band’
    • Bacon and egg rolls

Sunday 5th March

  • Installation of Officers

Speakers for the Well-being Sessions

Jonny Benjamin and Neil Laybourn are inspirational speakers who have forged reputations as award-winning mental health campaigners. Brought together by an unfortunate event, Jonny and Neil share their experiences and passion for mental health in the hope that the stigma around the subject is broken. (Photo shows Jonny on the left.)

Throughout his life, Jonny Benjamin has struggled with his mental health. In 2008 he considered taking his own life on Waterloo Bridge in London. Luckily with the kindness of a stranger, later found to be Neil Laybourn, Jonny’s life was saved.

In 2014 Jonny found Neil through an on online campaign and, since meeting, the pair have joined forces as speakers to share their passions for mental health, providing support to those who suffer from mental illness and breaking the stigma surrounding the important subject. Their inspirational story was made into a programme by Channel 4, Stranger on the Bridge, and Jonny authored the book The Stranger on the Bridge: My Journey from Despair to Hope.

Ged Flynn is the CEO of PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide. He studied theology and philosophy in Durham before moving to Dublin where he gained a post graduate Diploma and later a first class honours Master of Arts degree in pastoral leadership. This gave him a particular interest in the effects of loss and grief, indeed all significant changes across the life cycle.

Ged has much experience working with children and families, particularly focusing on emotional health and wellbeing.

Find a SAIF Member