We hope that wherever you are, you are enjoying the current spell of outstanding summer weather and that life is treating you well.
If you can bear to turn your thoughts briefly away from holiday planning, we thought that we ought to give you an update on the planning for the next SCARA event in Southampton. As you may know we did a survey of opinions following the event held at the Everest restaurant in April. The consensus was that with very few exceptions everyone enjoyed the event; thought that the venue was good and great value for money and that we ought to do a lunch there again.
There were suggestions to hold a summer event in addition to the April lunch. The problem with this is when. By the time most people are back form holidays we are well into autumn and getting close to the main SCARA event in November in London, and clearly most would not wish to attend two functions so close together. Hence, as we found when we proposed an event in September last year, we simply cannot get the numbers that make it worthwhile.
Accordingly we have concluded that the most sensible course of action is to make the Southampton event an annual function, held like this year in April and in the same place. We have spoken to the restaurant who would be delighted to have us back again and accordingly we have fixed APRIL 18th 2024 for lunch at the Everest Cuisine restaurant in Southampton (see below). The management there have agreed to keep the price close to what we paid this year which means it will be 17 pounds or thereabouts. This is a really good deal and given the quality of the food we think is very good value for money.
Hopefully this will give everyone something to look forward to during the long cold months of winter and that we will all be able to meet again on April 18th 2024. Partners are of course welcome and we very much hope that as many people will be able to attend as did this year. So do please put this date in the diary now, and we will keep you updated as we get closer to April 2024.
Meantime enjoy the summer, take good care and we hope to see many of you at the main SCARA event in London in November
All the very best
Julian Bevis and James Baxter