AGM 2012

FORTY-THIRD ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE INSTITUTE OF BUILDERS MERCHANTS
Held at
THE ROUNDHOUSE, DERBY DE24 8JE
THURSDAY 29th MARCH, 2012 at 14.00 hrs

 


Minutes

Present

President: Andrew Pine FIBM
Governors: Steve Sellick MIBM, Mark Faulkner  MIBM
Liaison: Dave Saunders FIBM
Administrator: Gill Sellick MIBM

  1. WELCOME TO MEMBERS AND GUESTS

    The President welcomed all those present, with a special welcome to his honored guests. (Appendix 1)

    The list of apologies had been previously distributed (Appendix 1) and further apologies were taken, those being – A Jones, R Clower, R Taylor, D Baker, P White, R Crees, and P Stevens

  2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE 2011 AGM

    The President called upon Mark Faulkner to propose formal approval of the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting held on 8th March 2011 at Derby College, as a true and accurate record.

    Steve Sellick seconded the motion and with a show of hands the minutes were unanimously approved.

  3. PRESIDENTS ADDRESS

    Appendix 2 – full script attached

  4. ANNUAL ACCOUNTS

    The President called upon Abigail Briggs to present the accounts for the year ended 30th September 2011   (Distributed prior to meeting)

    Abigail Briggs  gave a brief summary of the financial situation (Appendix 3) and then formally moved that the accounts of the Institute for 2010/2011 as presented be approved and adopted and asked Mark Faulkner to second the motion.

    By a show of hands, this motion was unanimously approved.

    • Full approved accounts available to Members on request from the Administrator.
  5. APPOINTMENT OF AUDITORS

    Abigail Briggs  reported that at the last Board of Governors meeting, RJ McMorran were nominated as Auditors for the Main Account and J Lawes F.C.C.A for the Charities Account for the ensuing year and asked Andrew Pine to officially appoint  them.

    Andrew Pine moved that the above be appointed as stated for the ensuing year and asked Mark Faulkner to second the motion.

    By a show of hands this motion was carried

  6. APPROVAL OF AMENDMENTS TO THE OBJECTS & RULES

    Andrew Pine invited questions from the members present regarding the amended rules and objects as displayed on the Institute website and supplied to all members in hard copy on request. No questions were received Andrew Pine then formally proposed approval of the amendments to the rules and objects, Mark Faulkner seconded the motion and with a show of hands the amended rules and objects were unanimously approved.

  7. ANY OTHER BUSINESS

    (Of which 28 days notice must have been given – Rule 5.1 refers)

    There was no other business.

  8. PRESENTATION OF FELLOW / HONORARY MEMBER CERTIFICATES

    Honorary Membership is by invitation from the Board and bestowed upon any Member for services to the Institute – those who have gone that extra mile in supporting our aims.

    This year there was one nomination put before the Board which was wholeheartedly supported. This was for Bill Chaplin who was presented with Honorary Fellow Membership.

    Bill has been a past president, fellow and was a trustee of the Institute of Builders Merchants Charity for 10 years. Last year he set up and arranged the Skills Challenge Event at Derby College and has given considerable time and energy to the Institute

    Bill Chaplin was presented with his Certificate by Andrew Pine.

  9. ELECTION OF GOVERNORS

    This year there was 1 nomination for Treasurer

    Nominations Received: Abigail Briggs Treasurer

    Abigail Briggs was formally elected by a show of hands from the members and was presented with the Treasurers medal by Andrew Pine

    Dave Saunders then nominated Chris Pateman to become a Governor this was seconded by Andrew Pine and Chris Pateman was formally elected by a show of hands from the members

  10. COMPOSITION OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS OFFICERS FOR 2011/2012

    The President reported that in accordance with Rule 6.5 that the Board of Governors have appointed the following Officers to serve for the ensuing year.

    President: Andrew Pine FIBM
    Past President: Rebecca Mason FIBM
    Vice President: Phil White MIBM
    Junior Vice President: Steve Sellick MIBM
    Governor: Dawn Baker MIBM
    Governor: Mark Faulkner MIBM
    Governor: Sue Scouler-Davison MIBM
    Governor: Chris Pateman FIBM
    Hon. Treasurer: Abigail Briggs MIBM

    There followed the investiture of the incoming Officers.

    The President Andrew Pine then formally closed the meeting at 14:30 hours. See appx 4 Presidents closing speech.

Coffee / Tea Break

Followed by a presentation from :- Chris Pateman

Update on the development of The Institute of Builders Merchants Website

Appendix 1

Forty Third AGM Attendees

A Pine FIBM President
S Sellick MIBM Junior Vice president
M Faulkner MIBM Governor
D Saunders FIBM IoBM Trustee
A Adams MIBM WCoBM
J Saunders Hon FIBM
B Chaplin FIBM
G Sellick MIBM Administrator
A Briggs MIBM
J Daniels MIBM
C Pateman FIBM

Guests

M Murphy Supplier Partner
V Fiddies Supplier Partner
T France Supplier Partner
G Bracco Supplier Partner
N Royle Supplier Partner
M Palmer Supplier Partner
P Daniels

Forty Third AGM Apologies

R Mason FIBM Past President
S Scouler-Davison MIBM Governor
B Crow FIBM IoBM Trustee
Jeremy Daniel MIBM Co-opted
Clive Harrison FIBM
George Black Hon FIBM
P White MIBM
D Baker MIBM
R Crees Hon FIBM
A Jones FIBM BMTT Trustee
R Clower FIBM
R Taylor MIBM
P Stevens FIBM

Appendix 2

PRESIDENT”S ADDRESS  – 43rd AGM

Well Ladies and Gentlemen, how quickly time flies! It certainly doesn’t seam like a full year ago that I was standing here closing the last AGM, and here we are now reviewing the previous year’s activities…and I hope you’ll see that it’s been another year of positive progress for the Institute.

I’ll start with the Practical Building Skills Challenge Event held at Cambridge Regional College last October (incidentally won by a diminished 3-man team from MKM, and so maintaining the precedent started in Rebecca’s presidency of the winning team coming from the President’s company!) The continued high level of interest in these events has, we believe, demonstrated the demand for practical training of this type and has given us the confidence to pursue the aim of introducing a Practical Skills Qualification. This ambitious aim, the first Institute Qualification to be launched for several decades, is therefore one of our key objectives for the year ahead. At this stage I must offer particular thanks to Steve Sellick, who has played and continues to play a key role in these initiatives. Sincere thanks also to other governors and suppliers involved in the provision of materials, and not least for the continued financial support from the Builders Merchants Training Trust, our own Institute Charity, and to the Worshipful Company of Builders Merchants, who again funded the prizes for the event.

And on the subject of prizes, in September at the BMF Members’ day, it was great to be able to present Juliet Baker of Jewson with the Mason Elliot Trophy and £250 from the Institute, in recognition of her being the BMF High Achiever at NVQ Level 3. I was also fortunate in being able to attend the Worshipful Company’s first awards event in London earlier this month, and also to be involved in judging the BMN Excellence awards last October. Recognition of achievement and professionalism is a key aspect of the Institute, and therefore another important milestone reached last year was the Institute’s accreditation of Travis Perkins’ Apprenticeship scheme – many thanks to Sue Scouler Davison and Dave Saunders for their work on this.

Whilst mentioning Dave Saunders, I must also thank him for organizing last year’s Institute Past Presidents and Officers luncheon – a most enjoyable and for me informative event, giving some interesting personal insights into the history of the Institute. And I’m sorry that I will be unable to attend this year.

Throughout the year, we have continued to increase the profile of the Institute through press releases relating to all of the above activities. My particular thanks go to Rebecca Mason for co-ordinating this work and to the Builders Merchants News, the Builders Merchants Journal, and Professional Builders Merchant, all of whom have been supportive in publishing the releases. Another important aspect of communication, is our contact with current and potential members, and we see the website as playing a key role in this – during the year we introduced a Members Forum and through the support of the BMF have been able to offer the Campus online learning facility as a free-of-charge benefit to members. Further development of the Institute website and social media elements, remain key ongoing objectives in respect of providing benefits to members, and we hope to have a demonstration of progress to date at the end of the meeting.

But when we think about contact and communication, let’s not completely forget the old-fashioned method of actually meeting and talking directly to one another!and so I’m pleased to report, and hopefully you’re all aware, that we have the first Institute Golf day planned for Wednesday April the 18th at Mill Green Golf Club in Welwyn Garden City. Many thanks to Dawn Wilkinson and Phil White who’ve taken the lead in organizing this event.

So, how has all this activity impacted on membership numbers? I’m pleased to report a further net 75 increase in members from last year. It is particularly pleasing to note the increase in Student Membership coming via the Travis Perkins apprentices, and also from our Supplier partners and it’s most encouraging to see some of you here today.

And when we talk about partners, this is a genuine attempt to include like-minded individuals in a network of beneficial communication, not just manufacturers, but also training providers.

I said in my closing speech last year that I was looking forward to the support of a strong and committed team of Governors, and that has certainly been the case throughout the year. I know that you all have challenging day jobs and therefore I’m particularly grateful for all your hard work throughout the year. And particular thanks of course to our Administrator Gill, not least for her efforts in organizing today’s event.

And Thank you all for your attendance today.