The British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) held its latest networking evening at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort’s Breezeo outlet, sitting out over the Bay of Siam.
The evening was also being used by Cees Cuijpers (Town and Country) to celebrate his birthday. Everyone enjoyed the evening he sponsored and celebration and toasts were made to his longevity.
Familiar smiles at BCCT networking events, (l-r) Alan S. Verstein, Graham Macdonald, Jerry N. Stewart, Ranjith Chandrasiri, Jonas Moberg and Chris Thatcher.
Amongst those who were also enjoying their longevity was Dr William, making a statement with his emerald green trousers and red shoes, and his lovely wife Joan.
The other sponsor of the event was the Royal Cliff Beach Resort itself, with Ranjith Chandrasiri, the Deputy GM looking very pleased with the fact that all four of their hotels on site were full. And this is the low season?
Cees huffs and puffs and blows out the 4 candles on his birthday cake.
Greg Pitt (McKenzie Smith Law) was his usual affable self and looking a little windblown, having driven the MG (see Greg I didn’t say anything about the engine) down for the weekend. Simon Matthews (Manpower Services) tried to put the blame for his choice of awful shirts on to the Pattaya Mail – but the explanation was denied; Mark Butters of RSM Advisory was chatting with him (whose shirts are only marginally better), Peter Mewes (HBS Law Firm and Consultant in Phnom Penh) was talking football as usual and another regular was Joe Cox (Defence International Security Services), who fortunately left his attack dogs at home, was seen talking to Paul Whyte, the refrigerated truck man. Chairman of the Sutlet Group, Chris Thatcher was there with ‘Colin’ and looking very spritely too.
Craig Muldoon with the charming Kanyarat Wedphitak.
Showing that US-UK relations are still excellent, Bobby Brooks was present doing Tony Curtis impersonations (take a look at his business card if you don’t believe me), while Brit Paul Markham (Eco Concept) was talking fish and chips to Aussie Stuart Saunders (EsDesign) who was flossing at the mouth.
A new face (but a 30 year resident) was Professor Tasman Smith, while an old face (but younger resident) was the BCCT Chairman Graham Macdonald (MBMG), as was Peter Smith (AA Insurance Brokers).
Crestcom, Trainers to the World, was represented by Joe Barker-Bennett, while the Bangkok Hospital Pattaya had their charming new Russian Marketing Executive Jain Verilonglegsky, doing what she does best – charming, assisted by Neil Maniquiz.
It was a fun night, thank you Cees Cuijpers and the Royal Cliff Beach Resort, which only ended when the guillotine fell on the free drinks at 8 p.m.
The next BCCT meeting will be noted in the Pattaya Mail or go to the BCCT website www.bccthai.com.
Paul Strachan wants a piece of the birthday cake too.
Cees Cuijpers enjoys a birthday drink with Dr. William van Ewijk.
(l-r) Gregory Flint, Kylie Grimmer, Chitra Chandrasiri, Chat Chonlaworn and Tasman Smith enjoying their sundowners.
Size does matter, the camera that is; (l-r) Peter Kraemer, Rainer Roessler and Anchalie Roiphet.
Enjoying a drink at sunset are (top left) Paul M Markham, Dan Cheeseman, Ian Harrison, (top right) Raymond O’Reilly, Armin Walter, (bottom left) Jan Nuyten, Elmar Kieiner, (bottom right) Joe Cox and Mark Bowling.