2018 AGM & Board Elections

BWCE’s 2018 AGM will be held at 2pm, 8th September at the All Saints Centre on the High Street, Weston, BA1 4BX.

The formal notice and agenda can be seen here.

As well as the normal AGM business, we will be discussing our plans around community outreach with our new Communications and Community Outreach Coordinator, Nick Bird and we will be announcing the results of this year’s elections to our board. For further information on this process please see below.

Election of Non-Executive Directors to BWCE’s Board

Non-executive directors play a key role in representing member interests on BWCE’s board. They also help to guide the organisation and hold the executive to account. Their term of office is normally three years. This is an important time for BWCE, we are in the first year of delivering our new business plan which was presented to members at the AGM in 2017 and we are rolling out a new programme of community engagement work associated with some exciting new projects.

BWCE’s board is structured with up to 5 non-executive directors, 2 co-opted directors and 2 executive directors. See here for information about the current board and executive team.

In line with our rules, a number of our non-executive directors must stand down each year. However, retiring directors have the option to stand for re-election alongside other members who may wish to become involved.

This year Pam Penkman is resigning by rotation and will be standing for re-election. Jane Laurie resigned during the year following a decision to travel abroad for six months. As a result, the election this year will be for two directors to take the board back up to its full complement of 5 non-executive directors. So there is an opportunity for at least one new board member.

Members will receive instructions on how to vote for the candidates who have put themselves forward for election this year. Information on the candidates can be seen here.

For more information on what is involved click here to see the BWCE Director Role Brief.

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.

For key dates in the election of non-executive directors in the run up to our AGM on the 8th September and the election policy click here.