The IDE recently moved from their old offices at Poplicans Road to the new offices at The Joiners Shop, Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TZ and now that Valerie and her team have settled into the new offices it was time to officially open them.

On Friday 17 August IDE President John Woodward called at the offices to watch as Valerie was officially given the key to the offices by Maureen Tong-Ralphs the Assistant Manager at the Basepoint operated offices.

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The IDE see this move as vital in the progression of the institute as it gives more space for Valerie and her team to deal with the additional membership applications, the events organisation and the general administration of a busy and growing institute.

Basepoint offer a complete service for organisations like IDE with fully serviced offices in many locations throughout the UK. Details about the Joiners Shop offices can be found at