At our 2014 AGM held on 29th July 2014, a special resolution to amend our Memorandum & Articles of Association was adopted by the voting members to only have organisations in membership and no individuals. The adopted membership & voting categories are:
- Associate (no subscription fee, non-voting)
- Affiliate (subscription fee, 1 vote)
- Accredited (subscription fee, 2 votes)
As a result there is now the introduction of annual membership fees for Affiliate & Accredited members (those with voting rights). Additionally ALL current members (& any new members taken into membership up to 31st Dec 2014) would now be Associate members, until the 2015 membership cycle. As of the 2015 membership cycle existing members & new applications for membership can apply for affiliate and/or accredited membership, subject to paying the membership fee as set by the board.
At the board meeting held on the 7th October 2014, the membership fee for 2015 has been set at £100+VAT p.a for Affiliate & Accredited Members.
Applications from existing Associate members for Affiliate and/or Accredited membership will open in January 2015, with membership fees due on or before 31st March 2015. Applications for new members, across all categories of membership will be provisional until formally approved by the board at the next available board meeting, with membership fees will be due within 30 days of approval.
We are in the process of building and testing a new online system to manage our memberships and payments. This should be operational in-time for the new membership cycle for 2015.
If you have any queries relating to membership please contact our Chief Executive – Eugene Minogue on [email protected] or 020 3544 5834.