W.A.P.I held their annual Banquet at the Liverpool Marriott Hotel on Saturday 31st October 2015.

We were very honoured to have Simon Weston OBE as our After Dinner Speaker and what an entertaining speech he gave!

During the evening, WAPI’s Stuart Withers gave details of the three very deserving award winners, with Simon Weston OBE doing the honours!

The Patrick Flynn Investigator of the Year Award was presented to Anthony Heaton of The Brownsword Group

The Frank Battes Newcomer of the Year Award was presented to Danielle Driscoll of The Academy of Professional Investigation

We also honoured an outstanding Investigator, Tony Smith, with a ‘Special Recognition Award’ in relation to his tenacity and professionalism whilst conducting an enquiry into a High Profile Stalker Case.

WAPI were very pleased to donate £1000 to Simon Weston OBE’s nominated charity, Care After Combat – www.careaftercombat.org

The proceeds of our raffle during the evening were donated to Alder Hey Children’s Charity.  Our guests were extremely generous and a fabulous amount of £570 was raised!

We were entertained by Liverpool’s finest Beatles Tribute Band ‘Made in Liverpool’ who had us all up and dancing!

The evening attracted many investigators from different areas of the country, and also some that had sat the IQ exam that same morning.

The annual Banquet is organised for the benefit of the whole association so once you get the dates next year, get them into your diary!

There is also the ability to sponsor a part of the evening so as to get some well-placed publicity for your business. So keep an eye on the website for future dates and sponsorship opportunities.

All in all, the Banquet was a huge success and WAPI were very honoured to have welcomed the President from the ABI, Mr Paul Champion and also the President of the IPI, Mr James Harrison-
Griffiths on the evening. Here’s to working more closely in the future!

All the photographs taken throughout the evening can be viewed and purchased via the following link:

Blueski Instaproofs Photography