Tea for businesses served at Duncan Lawrie headquarters
Tea for 65 business leaders was served at a private bank’s
Duncan Lawrie opened historic Wrotham Place to the Institute of
Directors’ (IoD) Kent branch annual members meeting.
The visit featured a tour of the impressive house and grounds,
tutored tea tasting – the firm has long-standing links with the tea
industry – arts and antiques, canapes and entertainment.
David Philpott, IoD Kent chairman hailed the spectacular
surroundings. “Our hosts provided us with unrivalled grandeur and
we felt privileged to be able to enjoy superb networking, good
wine, tea and exquisite canapes on the sun-dappled terrace.”
Dina Henry, the bank’s Kent regional director, added: “The
evening was fantastic and we met the most interesting and diverse
set of people, involved in all sorts of businesses. It was
wonderful to see people explore Wrotham as it is such a hidden gem
Debbie Cameron, IoD Kent manager said: “The team at Duncan
Lawrie Private Bank were an absolute pleasure to work with.”
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