On Saturday 7th March the Be Wiser Uni for Insurance "BUFI" staff and students enjoyed a cruise along the River Thames to celebrate the continued success of the institution.
Now mid-way through its third year, BUFI is fast approaching another CII exam period, in which it anticipates another wave of outstanding results. However, before the students get their heads down to some serious revision, they were offered the opportunity to spend the day socialising on the 'New Southern Belle' paddle steamer along the River Thames in London.
The weather was stunning all day, which meant that everyone could spend the afternoon soaking up the sunshine out on the top deck. A buffet meal was laid on by the BUFI staff and an on-board bar served drinks throughout the voyage. The event provided a fantastic opportunity for the ever-growing BUFI student base to spend some time getting to know each other over a champagne reception, before casting off from Kingston upon Thames and sailing up to Richmond upon Thames and Hampton Court Palace.
"It was a fantastic day." explained Crecens George, head of BUFI. "We have seen our the institute go from strength to strength and we are attracting an increasing number of budding young insurance professionals to our award winning programmes. The time has flown by so quickly and before we know it, we'll be taking on another large intake of apprentices and graduates to our KickStart, SureStart, HeadStart and FreshStart programmes in September, so it was great to have a day to relax, enjoy ourselves and take stock of our achievements.
The students also had a great time on board and enjoyed spending time with others who they had not previously met, or had little interaction with during their journey through the company so far.
Be Wiser's success is founded on the hard work and devotion of its staff and there's no doubt it will continue to provide social events to continue building relationships within our growing team.