Name Change for ISES

The International Special Events Society (ISES) has officially changed its name to the International Live Events Association (ILEA) This was announced on May 2nd via a video broadcast, presented by international president Jodi Collen CSEP.

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First Female President at IMarEST

Jane Smallman CSci CMarSci FIMarEST was appointed 114th President of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) at its 127th Annual General Meeting on Friday 18th March 2016. Jane is the first woman to hold the position in the Institute’s 127-year history.

New Chairman for the TGA

The TGA welcome their new Chairman Patrick Harte, General Manager of Cornerway’s Nursery in Norfolk. And a huge thank-you to Bernard Sparkes who has been skillfully fulfilling this role for the past 12 months.

Membership Sector “Proceeding with Caution”

The latest PKF Littlejohn Survey on the membership sector, “Proceeding with Caution”, has just been released. Some of the statistics quoted in the PKF Littlejohn report might best be described as sobering. For instance, the report questions the sustainability of existing membership packages. No organisation surveyed had raised their fees for a comparable year-on-year package…

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Flintoff to head Professional Cricketers Association

Former England skipper Andrew Flintoff has been named the new president of the Professional Cricketers’ Association. The 38-year-old, elected at the PCA’s annual general meeting held in Birmingham on Tuesday, will succeed fellow Lancastrian and ex-England player and coach David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd.

Wholesalers Association Rebrands

The British Association of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (BAPW) has rebranded itself the Healthcare Distribution Association UK to reflect the evolving nature of the healthcare supply chain and the services provided by its members.