Annual General Meeting 2021

Our 2021 AGM was held on Wednesday 28 April at Ecology’s offices in Silsden, West Yorkshire.

Due to the ongoing uncertainty and restrictions members were unable to attend the AGM in person or vote on the day.  Instead, we transformed our straw bale meeting room into a television studio along with some directors joining remotely via a video call.  Our Directors shared an update on our progress and our plans for the future.

A live video stream of the meeting was available and members could submit questions for Directors to answer.

The voting results are as follows:

ForFor %AgainstWithheld
1To receive the Directors Report, Annual Accounts, Annual Business Statement and the Auditor's Report for the year ended 31 December 2020149599.20%1222
2To re-appoint BDO LLP as auditors142296.34%5453
3To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report for the year ended 31 December 2020139194.82%7662
4To approve the amendments to the Rules of the Society142596.87%4658
5To re-elect Andrew John Gold143496.70%4946
6To re-elect Steven John Round142896.16%5744
7To re-elect Vincent Damian Smith143096.56%5148

All the AGM resolutions were passed including the Special Resolution to amend the Society’s Rules to allow for virtual meetings, including online voting should they be necessary in the future.

1529 members voted with an overall turnout of 16.94%.   Of these 67.5% of members voted using our online voting service.  In addition, two thirds of members chose the ‘Quick Vote’ option across both online and postal voting.

Click here to view the video of the AGM.

Click here to view the responses to Ask the Directors questions.

Published: 5 May 2021

Author: Laura Baines