AGM And Members’ Meet-up 2022
In April, we were delighted to open the doors to members for our AGM and Members’ Meet-up. Following two years of meetings being held behind closed doors and virtual-only, this year’s event was held at the iconic Mildmay Club – a ‘working mens club’ in the heart of Stoke Newington which was founded in 1888 and being part-refurbished with the support of an Ecology mortgage.
We welcomed an eclectic mix of expert speakers, including carbon footprint expert and author of There is No Planet B, Mike Berners-Lee, as well as Paul Allen from the Centre for Alternative Technology and Jo Hand, founder of carbon footprint app, Giki Zero. Hosted by journalist and community-led housing advocate, Peg Alexander, speakers and audience explored our theme for this year’s event: supporting the UK’s efforts to reach net-zero.
Alongside the formal AGM business, ‘Ask the Director’ session, and speaker presentations, the event was an opportunity to say goodbye to our CEO of 26 years, Paul Ellis, and to Steve Round who has served as Chair of the Board for seven years.
We were pleased to again be able to offer members the chance to participate in the AGM element of the day via our online dedicated meeting and voting platform. All resolutions were approved, with voting turnout at 14.8% which is slightly lower than 2021 (16.9%).
We raised £675 for charity Trees for Cities as a result of members’ voting at this year’s AGM.
The voting results are as follows:
|1||To receive the Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2021||1511||99.47%||8||12|
|2||To re-appoint BDO LLP as auditors||1429||96.23%||56||46|
|3||To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report for the year ended 31 December 2021||1431||95.66%||65||35|
Some photos of the day
Members enjoying the AGM at the iconic Mildmay Club in Stoke Newington
Published: 22 June 2022
Author: Jennifer Whiteside