BAGMA’s December Mini Conference – Let it snow, let it snow……

Despite nearly 24 hours of heavy snow and then a deep freeze the final BAGMA 100th Anniversary Mini Conference was a great success. Delegates braved the severe weather and icy conditions to attend the conference at Ledbury Rugby Club which proved to be a fantastic venue.

Ten speakers from different areas of industry covered various topics such as Cyber Crime, Brexit and Agriculture, Training and Education, Health and Safety as well as a range of subjects from BAGMA and its parent group bira.

Our delegates were treated to an enormous Christmas lunch with dessert and mince pies for afters as a reward for their attention through the long morning session.

Departing remarks from many of those present indicated that the day was interesting and very informative and the presentation from Rohit, NFU, on Brexit and agriculture stimulated a lot of discussion as did the presentation on standards and the effect of Brexit by Dr Keith Hawken from the AEA.

Our thanks to our speakers and all those that made the day possible and especially to our delegates for supporting us and our three sponsors for the Day, Spal, Ibcos and SIP.

At Ledbury we were also able to announce the winner of the £349 welding kit that was displayed at BAGMA’s SALTEX stand and mini conferences. The winner is Nicholas Davis of Wyre Forest District Council. The prize – a lightweight, compact yet powerful inverter plus headshield was supplied by SIP.

In 2018 we will be focusing on our new BAGMA Connect Group with meetings around the country supporting our BAGMA Regions. We will contact local members when we have dates and will invite different speakers to these meetings to cover topical issues. We hope to see many of you at these meetings throughout the year.

Below are a few images from the Ledbury conference, featuring BAGMA President Brian Sangster.

BAGMA Ledbury Conference 1

BAGMA Ledbury Conference 2