ACoRP members and staff met for the organisation’s annual general meeting in Birmingham on 7 December 2017. The event saw presentations on the results of the recent survey of the organisation’s members and stakeholders from Naomi Halloran, a look back at the previous year’s activities and plans for the future from Jools Townsend, as well as the usual business of an AGM such as approving the accounts and annual report. The organisation also filled seven vacancies on the ACoRP board.
The biennial members’ survey helped highlight ACoRP’s successes as well as showing areas where members would like to see improvement or development in the support offered. A summary of the main findings can be found here and a copy of the AGM presentation is available alongside this story.
The AGM saw the adoption of ACoRP’s annual report for 2016-17 (available here as a PDF) looking back at a year of momentous growth for ACoRP. The organisation also looked ahead to the coming year and the development of its plans for 2018-19 guided by the results of the members’ survey and needs that have been identified through talking to members and partners over the year. A short verbal update was also given on ACoRP’s governance review. A copy of these presentations is also available alongside this story.
Following the withdrawal of one of the nominations, ACoRP’s directors were returned unopposed with the re-election of Richard Watts, Philip Ayers, Tim Sparrow and Richard Burningham, with Ian Dinmore, Jason Sanders and James Wilkin joining them as new board members. Thanks were given for the hard work and service of Keith Walton who retired. The remaining board members were not due for election this year.
The AGM also saw an opportunity for members to ask questions about the organisation and its services.