IHBC’s 2018 AGM papers out: Annual Schools 2018 & 2019 

buildingThe IHBC’s 2018 AGM papers – to be scrutinised at the Annual General Meeting at 5.15pm on Friday 22 June 2018, at Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast, 185 Stranmillis Road – have been issued to members, including nominations, financial summaries and a new end-page notice of the next Annual School, as well as our regular Trustees’ Report, to last September, covering:

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  • Staffing
  • Resources
  • Investment
  • Membership Application Training Event (MATE) sessions
  • Our new joint Conservation Professional Practice Principles
  • Accreditation
  • IHBC+ and Council+ updates
  • International Strategy
  • Membership growth
  • Training, education and social media networks
  • HESPR
  • The IHBC’s Conservation Areas 50th Anniversary Celebrations awards
  • Marsh Awards and Student Awards
  • Sector challenges
  • Practice standards including our Research and Guidance Notes, and
  • As ever, ‘… offering special and sincere gratitude to the many volunteers, supporters, consultants and staff who have all contributed to our vast work programme over the year.’

IHBC Trustees write:

… We have… continued our leading role in addressing built and historic environment conservation practice needs and issues across the UK: our branches continue to deliver a unique body of local training and networking on the ground; our ‘IHBC Jobs etc.‘ data roundup for the 2016-17 financial year recorded job opportunities linked to a minimum of some c£4.7 million of total annual costed salaries, which although substantially down on the previous period, still marked out this service both as a core sector resource as well as an income generator for us; our annual local government survey for England continued; our publications and our networks (digital and membership) all expanded; our consultations panel has maintained its high standard of public service, engaging in such critical areas as curtilage, while our support for early career members has been enhanced with a new one-year-free offer for students on IHBC recognised courses, and members that face an immediate ‘crisis’ can avail of a light touch one-year-free membership offer so as to make sure our administrative processes don’t make their crisis any worse.

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