2017 AGM

BWCE’s 2017 AGM was held on the evening of the 27th September, at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI) in Queen Square in Bath. Over 50 members, bondholders and interested observers attended.

A complete report will be published later – in the meantime the edited highlights…

6% interest agreed for members
£30,000 allocated to the Community Fund

Jon Bateman re-elected as non-executive director
Jolyon Orchard elected as non-executive director
Sonya Bedford co-opted as director

Presentations from the AGM can be downloaded here and a more detailed report on project performance in the past year can be seen here.

The papers for the AGM can be downloaded below:

BWCE Board elections

The board elections were completed at the meeting. Those unable to make the meeting were able to vote electronically in advance.  Votes were also collected via paper ballots brought to the meeting. Jon Bateman was re-elected together with Jolyon Orchard. As a result of the election this year the board is back up to its full complement of 5 non-executive directors.

There was a very strong candidate list and their statements can be found here. 

Jane Stephenson is moving from being an elected non-executive director to an executive chair and so won’t be standing for re-election.

See here for information about the current board and executive team. We are particularly pleased to be welcoming Sonya Bedford, who will be joining the board as a co-opted director after the AGM. Sonya heads up the renewable energy team at lawyers Stephens Scown.

Click here for BWCE’s role brief for non-executive directors. For context on the priorities facing BWCE’s board, you may like to see here BWCE’s draft Business Plan Overview, which we will present to the September AGM.

Directors of BWCE are responsible for the financial wellbeing of the organisation and its strategic direction. For further information click here to see a fact sheet on director responsibilities produced by Coops UK.