That’s 2014 nearly over, at this point I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, the members, for your support of the Institute over the last twelve months. Thanks to the hard work of our National Secretary Maureen and assistant Michelle the website has been regularly updated and communication generally has greatly improved. We’ve seen attendance exceed expectation at the seminars and regional meetings. The 2014 AGM at the Tower of London was a roaring success at what I think you’ll all agree a most prestigious venue.

The introduction of the on-line voting for the elections proved to be a very effective means of carrying out the process as we had more members voting than ever before and I’m sure with the members we have on the committee the IDE will grow from strength to strength.

Looking forward to 2015: With the new membership grade of TechIDE I can see greater membership numbers and with bringing back the road shows it’ll provide all members a greater opportunity to gain their CPD.

I look forward to your continued support in 2015 and wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Very Prosperous New Year.

Duncan Rudall, FIDE, TechIOSH, IDE President