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					      Institute of Ecology and
      Environmental Management
      Naturally Professional




  Annual Review
   2010 - 2011




www.ieem.net
                                                                                         The President’s Report
The President’s Report



                                                                                    The Institute of Ecology and Environmental
                                                                                    Management (IEEM) is the professional                          The period that this Annual Review covers
                                                                                    membership body for ecologists and                             (April 2010 – March 2011) is one that saw
                                                                                    environmental managers across the UK                           two Presidents in office. I need to start my
                                                                                    and Ireland. We also welcome members                           first President’s report, therefore, by thanking
                                                                                    from overseas.                                                 Steve Ormerod for the very sound way
                                                                                                                                                   he guided and supported the Institute for
                                                                                    Our Vision                                                     the main part of the year before I became
                                                                                                                                                   President last November. If I can be as
                                                                                    A society which values the natural environment and
                                                                                    recognises the contribution of professional ecologists and     insightful, decisive and clear thinking as Steve
                                                                                    environmental managers to its conservation.                    in my tenure, the Institute will surely benefit.

                                                                                    Our Mission                                                    As I am sure you all know, the running of the Institute
                                                                                                                                                   depends very much on a small, but excellent, secretariat
                                                                                    To promote the highest standards of professional               supported by Council. Council has a number of
                                                                                    practice, and to raise the profile of professional ecological   committees: Finance and General Purpose; External
                                                                                    and environmental management, for the benefit of nature
                                                                                                                                                   Affairs; Professional Affairs; Training, Education and
                                                                                    and society.
                                                                                                                                                   Career Development; and Membership Admissions. You
                                                                                                                                                   can read more about the work of all these in the following
                                                                                    The Organisational Objectives
                                                                                                                                                   pages. Council and these Committees are all dependent
                                                                                    •   To advance the understanding and the practise of           on IEEM members volunteering (or being volunteered!)
                                                                                        ecology and environmental management for the               to provide their time and services. We could not function
                                                                                        benefit of the natural environment and the public good.     as effectively as we do without them. So it gives me
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                                                                                    •   To further the conservation and enhancement of
                                                                                                                                                   great pleasure to be able to thank everyone who
                                                                                        biodiversity and the maintenance of ecological             represents IEEM on both Council and the Committees.
                                                                                        processes and life support systems essential to a fully    These members spend significant amounts of time
                                                                                        functional biosphere.                                      perusing papers and commenting on draft documents.
                                                                                                                                                   They have helped develop the new IEEM Strategy and
                                                                                    •   To establish, uphold and advance the standards of
                                                                                        competence and conduct of those who practise
                                                                                                                                                   they mould and re-write numerous responses to various
                                                                                        ecology and environmental management as a                  matters of significance to which we wish to respond
                                                                                        profession.                                                and which affect the professional lives of ecologists and
                                                                                                                                                   environmental managers.
                                                                                    •   To promote education, training and ongoing skills
                                                                                        development to support excellence in the practice of
                                                                                        ecological and environmental management.
                                                                                                                                                   We should all be very grateful for not only the time freely
                                                                                                                                                   offered, but also the highly professional and competent
                                                                                    •   To encourage innovation, knowledge transfer and best       manner in which the advice and input is provided. It is
                                                                                        practice as part of a sustainable approach to effective    also stimulating and fun – we are, after all, creating
                                                                                        nature conservation.
                                                                                                                                                   groups of people who would not normally be working
                                                                                    •   To increase recognition of the role of ecologists and      together, pooling our ideas and efforts to solve various
                                                                                        environmental managers amongst other professionals,
                                                                                        Government and the wider community.
                                                                                    •   To encourage the adoption of sustainable policies and
                                                                                        processes that protect and enhance the ecosystem
                                                                                        services on which all life depends.




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                                                                                                                              The President’s Report
                                                                                              Penny Anderson CEnv FIEEM
                                                                                                               President




issues and helping to develop the Institute.                   This last year has seen some interesting developments
The other groups of members to whom we also owe                which are tied in closely to our professional mission.
a considerable debt are the Geographic Section                 The most significant was the Lawton Report, Making
Convenors, Section Committee members and the                   Space for Nature, which sets out a vision for the future
Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) interviewers, as well        for habitats and wildlife – building on the fragments
as a range of other members on whom we can call for            which survive and developing these into interconnecting
particular assistance for various jobs. There would be         swathes of habitats resilient to the effects of climate
no Geographic Sections - the meetings, talks and get           change. ‘More, bigger, better, joined’ is a catchphrase
togethers that many of you enjoy - without your leaders.       to remember. If the principles of the Lawton Report
So a big thank you to all of you that assist in the Sections   are embraced in the Government’s White Paper on the
as well as any other input into the Institute’s functioning.   Environment (on which various members, including
                                                               myself, as well as IEEM as a whole submitted comments)
These are exciting times for IEEM. In June 2010 we had         there could be a rosier future for our wildlife in England.
a wonderful tribute-filled evening to help Jim Thompson         Interesting developments are taking place in Wales,
on his way to retirement and we welcomed our new               already embracing the ecosystem services approach.
CEO, Sally Hayns. She has been very busy since                 The challenge will be realising Lawton’s vision while
arriving, working with Council, the Committees and the         coping with cuts in budgets. Some opportunities may
Geographic Sections to develop a new IEEM Strategy             arise through biodiversity offsetting – another subject on
with its associated Business Plan. This has helped to          which IEEM were consulted by Defra.
redefine our priorities and identify the most fruitful ways
forward over the next five years. The plan is full of good      This leads on to the next year or two for IEEM. No crystal
ideas; challenging and exciting. The next few years will       ball gazing is needed to remember that we will be 21 in
be interesting to see how successfully we manage to            2012. This will be your opportunity to join in a range of




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implement it within the current financial and political         activities to celebrate our coming of age. We welcome
climate.                                                       any ideas you may have on festivities we can all enjoy.
                                                               Working towards our 5,000th member will also be critical
We operate in difficult times at the moment. Despite the        since this is the magic number which determines our
cut backs, challenges to our employment and down-sizing        ability to apply for our own charter – an objective towards
of Government bodies, IEEM continues to grow, albeit           which we are actively working – your job is to find one
more slowly than in the past. We as a professional body        new member each over the next year or so – that will
are doing our best to ensure that the changes do not           help us fly past 5,000 quickly. It would also give us the
compromise our profession, what has been achieved in           mandate and resources to implement all the elements of
the past and all we stand for in the nature conservation       the new Strategy with flying colours, thus strengthening
world. It will not be easy and losses of ecology and           the Institute and rendering it an even more effective and
environmental management jobs are already evident in           robust organisation to serve our collective needs.
some consultancies as well as in Local Government and
the Statutory Agencies. IEEM will continue to maintain
appropriate levels of pressure where we feel we can
assist members and our profession.




                                                                                                        Photo: Paul Biggins

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                                                                                          From the Secretariat
From the Secretariat



                                                                                   The past year has been one of significant change                    dozen paper and electronic publications (including four issues
                                                                                   for the Secretariat, not least because of the                      of In Practice) and responded to 14 Government or Statutory
                                                                                   retirement of the Executive Director, Dr Jim                       Agency consultations including significant contributions to
                                                                                   Thompson, at the end of June and my own arrival                    the major new biodiversity agendas being drawn up by the
                                                                                                                                                      UK Governments and Defra’s deliberations on the merits of
                                                                                   to take the helm. My sense of anticipation in taking
                                                                                                                                                      biodiversity offsetting.
                                                                                   up this new challenge was well founded as I arrived
                                                                                   to find a team and an organisation in good heart                    We continue to be an active partner in the Society for the
                                                                                   and eager to begin the next chapter of IEEM’s                      Environment and the European Network of Environmental
                                                                                   development.                                                       Professionals (ENEP – formerly EFAEP) and to actively seek
                                                                                                                                                      partnerships with like-minded organisations and bodies. We
                                                                                   Jim’s contribution to the Institute’s growth during his 15 years   have processed 542 new membership applications, 271
                                                                                   as Executive Director has been well recorded and we hope           upgrades and 64 Chartered Environmentalist applications as
                                                                                   he has a very long and happy retirement. Jim was rightly           well as advising numerous members who, struggling with the
                                                                                   honoured at the June reception to mark the presentation            difficult economic situation, have required additional support.
                                                                                   of the IEEM Medal which was awarded to Professor Brian             We have also handled eight complaints procedures – a difficult
                                                                                   Moss for his outstanding contribution to limnology. Professor      but important aspect of a professional institution.
                                                                                   Moss was a well-deserving recipient of the Medal, which was
                                                                                   presented by Mike Clarke, Chief Executive of RSPB, and he          There have also been numerous new projects and initiatives.
                                                                                   entertained us all with his eloquent, amusing and thought-         In October 2010 we launched the Marine Ecological Impact
                                                                                   provoking acceptance speech.                                       Assessment Guidelines at our national marine conference
                                                                                                                                                      at St Andrews organised in collaboration with the Scottish
                                                                                   In getting to know my new team I have been impressed by            Geographic Section. We have updated a number of the
                                                                                   their commitment and determination to get the job done. They       Professional Guidance Series and the Competencies for
                                                                                   have been thinly stretched as Council wisely took the decision     Species Survey. A pilot mentoring project involving members
                                                                                   to be prudent in not filling the two vacant posts carried           in the North West of England is now underway. The Ecological
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                                                                                   over from the previous year, both to protect the Institute in      Skills Project took a major step forward with the appointment
                                                                                   financially uncertain times and to give me the opportunity to       of consultants to lead the next phase. This culminated in a very
                                                                                   structure the staff team as I saw fit. Despite this a tremendous    successful and informative technical workshop in February
                                                                                   amount has been achieved. Supported by IEEM’s Council and          2011 hosted by Atkins and attended by key stakeholders.
                                                                                   Committees the team has organised six conferences including        The resulting report and recommendations will be published
                                                                                   the first Autumn conference and AGM in Dublin, administered         shortly and identify a challenging but exciting programme of
                                                                                   over 100 workshops and training events, produced over a            work for the Institute. In addition we are now also working




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                                                                                                                                        From the Secretariat
                                                                                                                        Sally Hayns
                                                                                                             Chief Executive Officer




on our environmental policy to play our part in reducing our         the Institute for the next five years. The process of producing
environmental footprint.                                             the Plan involved a great deal of analysis, reflection and
                                                                     creative thinking on the part of Council and its Committees, the
Over the course of the year we were fortunate to benefit from         Geographic Section Committees and the Secretariat team. I am
the assistance of a number of interns who helped us with a           grateful to everyone who contributed and gave their time, ideas
variety of projects beneficial to members. George Knights,            and constructive comments so freely. The resulting Plan is a
Laura Wilson, Eleanor Stubbs, Simon Kain and Kim Lipscombe           framework for growth in size, influence and impact that should
all contributed their enthusiasm as well as their newly acquired     see IEEM achieve even more success in the future. Both I and my
knowledge and skills. It was great to have them as part of           team are pleased and proud to be working with our members to
our team, if only for a brief period, and we wish them well in       ensure its successful delivery over the coming years.
their future careers. We also recruited a new intern, Jessica
Batchelor, to help us review the Guidelines on Ecological Impact     Finally I would like to take the opportunity to thank all those
Assessment.                                                          members I have met for the first time over the past nine
                                                                     months and who have made me so welcome. I look forward to
Towards the end of the year Council signed off a new Strategic       meeting many more of you in the coming months and years.
Plan that sets out the strategic objectives, goals and targets for




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                                                                                                                  Photo: Jason Reeves


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                                                                                         External Affairs
External Affairs
                                                                                                                                                                                        Greg Carson CEnv MIEEM
                                                                                                                                                                                Chair, External Affairs Committee



                                                                                  Looking Back                                  Awards
                                                                                  The year saw a transition of national
                                                                                  administration and considerable
                                                                                  uncertainty over the future and
                                                                                  management of environmental assets. As
                                                                                  this goes to press, the full impact of the
                                                                                  changes are still yet to be felt. Suffice
                                                                                  to say the paradox of a Government
                                                                                  which outwardly supports biodiversity
                                                                                  yet on the other hand, through swinging
                                                                                  cuts, is threatening the safeguard of
                                                                                  protected areas and species, still hangs
                                                                                  in the air. However, this year has also
                                                                                  seen an increase in the amount of policy
                                                                                  communication both externally with local
                                                                                  government and Ministers and internally
                                                                                  with the membership.



                                                                                    Influencing Policy
                                                                                    One of the key roles of the
                                                                                    Institute is to support decision-
                                                                                    makers in taking a balanced and
                                                                                    evidence-based approach to
                                                                                    policy formulation and subsequent
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                                                                                    actions. The year saw the
                                                                                    finalisation of position papers on
                                                                                    renewable energy and protected
                                                                                    areas. The latter was particularly                     Dr Mike Clarke presents the 2010 IEEM Medal to Professor Brian Moss
                                                                                    apposite and both supported
                                                                                    and reflected the outcome of the             A highlight of the year was the awarding of the IEEM Medal in June 2010 to the
                                                                                    Government review of wildlife sites         distinguished limnologist at Liverpool University, Professor Brian Moss. As in
                                                                                    as chaired by Sir John Lawton.              previous years, Robin Buxton chaired the Panel of Fellows to draw up a shortlist
                                                                                    Responses were also provided                of suitable candidates from which Professor Moss was selected. Thanks go to
                                                                                    to 14 Government and Statutory              Robin and his colleagues for their work.
                                                                                    Agency consultations.
                                                                                                                                As well as the Medal, the other important award ceremony is that of the IEEM
                                                                                                                                Tony Bradshaw Best Practice Awards. For 2010, there were again a good
                                                                                  Marketing and                                 number of excellent submissions. As in 2009, three of these were selected by
                                                                                                                                the External Affairs Committee to go forward to the final stage, following which
                                                                                  Promotion                                     the annual conference delegates voted for the winning entry. At the conference
                                                                                                                                in Dublin each finalist was required to give a short presentation following which
                                                                                  Marketing and promotion continues             there was a vote by delegates. The presentations made for a more engaging
                                                                                  to grow with the Institute having a           approach for the participation of the delegates and emphasised the importance
                                                                                  presence at over 40 external events           of best practice and the awards. All the submissions were of a high quality and
                                                                                  and the publication of, for example,          the work that IEEM members achieve in delivering best practice was in evidence
                                                                                  the last Annual Review and the 2010           by the material presented by all three finalists, with the Environment Agency and
                                                                                  Wall Calendar. Four editions each of In       Freshwater Biological Association winning the award for their aquatic invertebrate
                                                                                  Practice and the E-Newsletter were also       identification training programme. The presentation of finalists is likely to be a
                                                                                  published.the Institute responded to          formula repeated in subsequent years and for 2011, changes have been made to
                                                                                  seven consultations, these can be found       the submission criteria, making it clearer for projects to be put forward.
                                                                                  in the members’ section of the website.



                                                                                   Committee Members
                                                                                   The Committee continues to be dynamic and welcomed                 their work throughout the year: Debbie Bartlett, Will Brown,
                                                                                   two new members - Emma Toovey and Will Brown - to                  Robin Buxton, Phil Colebourn, Paul Goriup, Daniel Gotts,
                                                                                   their first meeting. Thanks go to Jon Capel, for his sterling       Stuart Ireland, John Jackson, Simon James, Tom Mallows,
                                                                                   contribution, who stood down after eight years of service.         Charles Morgan, and Emma Toovey. Thanks are also given
                                                                                   The Chair offers his thanks to the Committee members for           to Jason Reeves from the Secretariat for his support.



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                          Membership




                                                                                                                                                                                                    Membership
                                                                                                                                                                      Keith Ross CEnv MIEEM
                                                                                                                                                     Chair, Membership Admissions Committee




                     Membership                                                                                           The Future
                                                                                                                          The new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system
                     The Committee has been pleased to see a steady                                                       due to operate in the next membership year will hopefully
                     flow of new applications and has welcomed the large                                                   make the process of renewals easier both for members
                     number of applications from existing members wishing                                                 and staff at HQ. It will also offer opportunities to move to
                     to upgrade to the next level of membership. From April                                               an electronic rather than paper-based application system,
                     2010 to March 2011, 115 new Full members and 51                                                      helping to speed up the process and economise on
                     new Associate members have been approved. 134                                                        postage. Another benefit will be member services-based
                     members have upgraded to Full membership and 89                                                      improvements to the website, including the Commercial
                     have upgraded to Associate membership. There have                                                    Directory. We always look at ways in which we can improve
                     also been 170 new Students, 37 new Affiliates, 169                                                    our services to members as we know that keeping and
                     new Graduates and 48 Students upgrading to Graduate.                                                 recruiting members is the backbone of our institute.
                     However it has been disappointing to note there has
                     only been one new Fellow of the institute in the last
                     12 months and I would encourage those who may be
                     eligible for Fellowship to apply.
                                                                                                                               Committee Members
                                                                                                                               Committee members come from a wide range of backgrounds
                     Membership numbers have held up well despite the
                                                                                                                               in ecology and this helps when reviewing applicants reflecting
                     difficult economic situation and for those members
                                                                                                                               a very broad range of experience. The Committee has been
                     unfortunate enough to have been made redundant
                                                                                                                               pleased to welcome three new members during the year:
                     keeping up membership can be useful in the search for
                                                                                                                               firstly, Eirene Williams, with her background in university
                     new employment. Our aim is to have 5,000 members
                                                                                                                               teaching and previous service on the IEEM Council and other
                     by the end of the four year Strategic Plan as we work
                                                                                                                               Committees; secondly, Mike Willis with his long experience
                     towards gaining our own Charter. Meanwhile, in the last
                                                                                                                               with the Countryside Council for Wales, and finally Andy Taylor
                     year 64 members have successfully applied for chartered
                                                                                                                               with his experience in environmental consultancy in Northern
                     status though our membership of the Society for the
                                                                                                                               Ireland. They have already made a valuable contribution to the
                     Environment (SocEnv) and have become Chartered
                                                                                                                               Committee’s work.




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               The Work of the Committee
               Much of the Membership Admissions Committee’s work is                                                           discussion of those applications which are less straight forward
               ongoing and batches of applications have as usual been                                                          but has also enabled members to make useful contributions to
               reviewed throughout the year. Attendance at the quarterly                                                       discussions on the Strategic and Business Plans, particularly
               meetings has been good, which has not only allowed time for                                                     where issues relating to membership were concerned.


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                         1000                                                                                                                                                           Retired
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                          500

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                                                                                          Professional Affairs
                                                                                                                                                                                                Mick Hall CEnv MIEEM
Professional Affairs
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Chair, Professional
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Affairs Committee



                                                                                                                                                                                                Photo: Pete Johnstone
                                                                                      Introduction
                                                                                      The Professional Affairs Committee
                                                                                      (PAC) is charged with establishing,
                                                                                      upholding and advancing the
                                                                                      standards of education, qualification,
                                                                                      competence and conduct of
                                                                                      those who practise ecology and
                                                                                      environmental management. PAC
                                                                                      achieves this through overseeing
                                                                                      a programme of special projects,
                                                                                      preparing Professional Guidance
                                                                                      Series (PGS) notes, and through
                                                                                      reviewing and appraising complaints
                                                                                      of non-compliance with the Code of
                                                                                      Professional Conduct.


                                                                                   Complaints and
                                                                                   Disciplinaries
                                                                                   PAC has considered eight complaints within
                                                                                                                                     Committee Members
                                                                                   the year, referring one to a disciplinary         During the year, Hilary Ludlow, Sue Swales and Tom Keatley stood down
                                                                                   board. It is clear that some complaints           from the Committee, having served diligently for the full term allowed. PAC
                                                                                   could be avoided if more care was taken           would like to thank them for their hard work and for giving so freely of their
                                                                                   during the preparation of reports, to             time. Despite the changes to the membership, the Committee remains
                                                                                                                                     representative of the range of professionals within the institute, including
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                                                                                   ensure that they are meaningful, useful
                                                                                   and understandable, and if adequate effort        academic, statutory agency, local authority and consultancy professionals,
                                                                                   had been placed in understanding clients’         from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. During 2010 the Committee
                                                                                   briefs from the outset and in developing          welcomed Mike Oxford, to join Lorna Harris, Lisa Kerslake, William Latimer,
                                                                                   effective communication with clients during       Louise Mapstone, Jon Huckle, Martin Fox and Mick Hall (Chair).
                                                                                   works. The review of complaints is an
                                                                                   important role for PAC, and it ensures that
                                                                                   it undertakes the role diligently and with full
                                                                                   knowledge of the facts: PAC recognises
                                                                                                                                     Future Work
                                                                                   that getting the appropriate information on       Over the next year PAC looks forward to delivering the challenging targets set out
                                                                                   which to base its appraisal of conformance        in the Annual Business Plan. It will support the review of the Ecological Impact
                                                                                   with the Code of Professional Conduct             Assessment Guidelines (terrestrial) and its update to include the Republic of
                                                                                   can take time, and has implemented a              Ireland, and contribute to the setting of a ‘biodiversity standard’, working with BSI
                                                                                   new approach during the year with the             and other key biodiversity stakeholders. It will also give consideration to how the
                                                                                   aim of streamlining the process as far as         IEEM Tony Bradshaw Best Practice Awards can be used to raise standards of
                                                                                   possible.                                         practice within the profession.


                                                                                    Projects
                                                                                    Partially in response to members’ concerns and requests,          • A review of BREEAM and discussions with BRE have led to
                                                                                    but also to raise standards throughout the profession, PAC          small changes to the ecological assessment criteria within
                                                                                    has developed the Professional Guidance Series over the last        the latest review, but with the promise of influencing more
                                                                                    10 years. During 2010 a thorough review of the series was           meaningful changes to ensure that the aims of all are met in
                                                                                    undertaken to ensure that the advice that is provided remains       due course.
                                                                                    up-to-date and appropriate. PGS for Costing of Project Work,
                                                                                    Advertising Practice, Access to Land, Tendering, and Risk         • PAC has helped to steer the direction of a CIRIA project
                                                                                    Assessment for Lone Workers have all been amended during            to provide guidance on the incorporation of biodiversity
                                                                                    the year.                                                           through Green Infrastructure in civil engineering projects.

                                                                                    With regards to the special projects supported through the        • Competencies for Species Survey have been developed for
                                                                                    Committee:                                                          badger, barn owl, bats, brown and mountain hare, Eurasian
                                                                                                                                                        otter, great crested newt, hazel dormouse, pine marten,
                                                                                    • The guidelines for Ecological Impact Assessment (Marine           polecat, and white-clawed crayfish. These establish clear
                                                                                      and Coastal) were completed and officially launched at the         criteria for the level of skills and experience required to
                                                                                      IEEM Marine Conference in Scotland in October and at the          competently undertake species surveys and to demonstrate
                                                                                      Annual Autumn Conference in Dublin.                               having received appropriate training.


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                                                                                                    Pam Nolan CEnv MIEEM


          Training & Education
                                                                                                   Chair, Training, Education




                                                                                                                                Training and Education
                                                                                                   and Career Development
                                                                                                                  Committee




    Summary of 2010-11
    Achievements
    Sourcing and providing good quality, accessible training
    and professional development opportunities have
    continued to be priorities for us this year, together with
    steering new project work on Ecological Skills (project
    reported separately) and Mentoring. We have also
    overseen the further development of student services,
    with material for new web-based student pages and
    careers advice now available on the IEEM website. We are
    looking forward to a new phase for the Institute, helping
    to shape a new Professional Development Strategy for the
    Institute and supporting the Institute’s new Training and
    Professional Development Officer as Nick Jackson moves
    on to a new role within the Secretariat.



Conferences
The Committee helped to shape the content of and
                                                                                                      Photo: Pete Johnstone
successfully organise the three national IEEM conferences
in this period:
•    ‘Ecosystem Services’, a one-day conference in London
     in April 2010
                                                                 Mentoring




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                                                                 We are pleased to report that an IEEM mentoring
•    ‘Ecological Issues in the Marine Environment’, a            scheme within the membership is now being piloted in
     one-day conference at St. Andrews University, Fife in       the North West England Geographic Section. Ten pairs
     October 2010                                                of mentors and mentees met for an initial training day
•    ‘Biodiversity Beyond 2010: Missed Opportunities,            on 17 February 2011. The scheme will be trialled for
     New Targets’, a two-day conference which took place         12 months and, if successful, be rolled out nationally to
     in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland (a first for an IEEM national      all IEEM members in the coming years.
     conference) in November 2010.
Nick Jackson, IEEM’s Training and Education Officer,
also oversaw the organisation of several very successful
                                                                    Professional Development
Geographic Section conferences on topics such as Great
Crested Newts (South East England), Bat Mitigation (West
                                                                    Programme of Workshops
Midlands) and Green Infrastructure (South East England).            and Short Course Training
                                                                    The professional development programme
    Continuing Professional                                         remained very popular overall and was well-
    Development (CPD)                                               received by both members and non-members
                                                                    alike, though the continued downturn in the
    The 2010-11 CPD audit, via a random sample of 1%                economy did mean that we had to cancel a
    of the members, will take place in May. When the audit          higher number of courses than usual due to
    is completed, the Committee will issue a prize (free            a lack of bookings. The diverse range of 102
    workshop or conference attendance) to the IEEM member           short courses attracted 1,026 participants
    they believe has the best range of CPD courses (and best        and the quality of tutors was reflected in
    unstructured learning) recorded on their form.                  the positive feedback received from most
                                                                    delegates. Many welcomed the provision of
                                                                    more beginner-level workshops within the
    Committee Members                                               programme and we continued to source
    The Committee is comprised of Peter Beale, Neil Coombs,         courses and tutors from a wider geographical
    Hugh Dixon, Vicky Fletcher, Peter Glaves, Alan Hopkins,         coverage. We will be reviewing the Professional
    Andy Lane, Nicky Hunter, Richard Jefferson, Steve               Development Strategy in the coming months,
    McMellor, Pam Nolan (Chair), Jonathan Panter, Sarah             and building on the already popular short
    Pemberton and Kathy Velander.                                   course programme by including more
                                                                    advanced-level workshops and a more diverse
    Finally, a big thank you to Nick Jackson from all the           range of topics.
    Committee members and we wish him every success in his
    new role with IEEM!

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                                                                                         Geographic Sections
Geographic Sections


                                                                                   Introduction
                                                                                   The Geographic Sections provide a local presence for IEEM members and foster the growth, development and activities of the
                                                                                   Institute on a national or regional basis.



                                                                                                                              Ireland
                                                                                                                              Events
                                                                                                                              April 2010 - Bryophyte Identification for Habitat Survey
                                                                                                                              workshop at Derrygonelly
                                                                                                                              June 2010 - Grasses/Sedges/Rushes Workshop
                                                                                                                              July 2010 - Nature event, Northern Ireland
                                                                                                                              August 2010 - Nature Walk, Cork
                                                                                                                              October 2010 - Field Visit: Wexford Nature Reserve

                                                                                                                              Committee Members
                                                                                                                              The current Section Committee consists of: Anne Murray (Convenor), Joanne Denyer
                                                                                                                              (Treasurer), Elaine Dromey, Suzanne Lowry, Paul Lynas, Orla Maguire, Mark McCorry,
                                                                                   Photo: Richard Nairn                       Ciaran Ryan, Paul Scott, George Smith, Aisling Walsh, and Ryan Wilson-Parr.



                                                                                   Scotland                                                                                                   Sally Olds MIEEM
                                                                                                                                                                         Convenor, Scottish Geographic Section
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                                                                                   Events
                                                                                   • 9 April 2010 - Student conference, Stirling University/SNH/SEPA
                                                                                   • April 2010 - Members of the Scottish IEEM Committee attended the Wildlife and Natural Environment
                                                                                     (WANE) Bill Stakeholder Forum at the Scottish Government to hear more about the consultation
                                                                                     responses, to feed in information and discuss the next steps - 60 participants.
                                                                                   • 4 May 2010 - Seminar: Follow up on the WANE Bill for which IEEM provided a response in September
                                                                                     2009.
                                                                                   • 28 July 2010 - Seminar: Scottish Government Consultation on the Draft Plan for Offshore Wind
                                                                                     Energy in Scottish Territorial Waters - 20 participants.
                                                                                   • 27 September 2010 - Event: Edinburgh University Professional Skills course. Talk on how IEEM can
                                                                                     help with getting into a career in environment.
                                                                                   • 16 October 2010 - Skills Sharing: badger walk.
                                                                                   • October 2010 - Conference: Ecological Issues in the Marine Environment (National Conference) at St
                                                                                     Andrews - 110 participants.
                                                                                   • February 2011 - Event: Breaking into the Environment (Speaker: Neville             Photo: Stewart Grant CNPA
                                                                                     Makan).
                                                                                   The Future
                                                                                   The Section is looking into a number of specific topics for future events:
                                                                                   • Careers - contributions to University Careers events in Stirling and Aberdeen
                                                                                   • Social - Isle of Mull Field Weekend - June 2011
                                                                                   • Workshop/Social - Consultation on the revised Ecological Impact Assessment
                                                                                     Guidelines - June 2011
                                                                                   • Skills - Glenluce bugs and important habitats - July 2011
                                                                                   • Sharing Good Practice - Field Visit, Blacklaw Wind Farm - September 2011
                                                                                   • Conference - Scottish National Conference New Techniques in Mitigation and
                                                                                     Monitoring - October 2011
                                                                                   • Skills /social - Borders Forest tree ID and tree planting - November 2011
                                                                                   • Workshop/social - The WANE bill in practice - December 2011
                                                                                   Committee Members
                                                                                   Karen Dick (Convenor), Nicola Tyrrell (Vice Convenor), Elaine Anderson
                                                                                   (Secretary), Chris Spray, Peter Wright, Duncan Lang, Marcus Cross, Graham
                                                                                   Rankin, Neville Makan




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                                                                                                                                       Geographic Sections
Wales                                                                                                      Richard Dodd MIEEM
                                                                                            Convenor, Welsh Geographic Section

Events
Our events over the past 12 months            became involved in the environmental          Countryside Council for Wales will now
have included a joint seminar in July         sector. A summary has been provided by        be the interim caretaker for the Welsh
2010 with Natur focusing on European          Abbey Sanders in a previous issue of In       Section. The Section has recently
Protected Species and the historic built      Practice. There were 35 delegates.            recruited a few new faces to the Welsh
environment at the Media Resources                                                          Section Committee and we call for
Centre in Builth Wells, Powys. Talks          Policy
                                                                                            greater involvement from parts of north,
and discussion points were provided           The Section submitted comments                mid and west Wales.
by the Welsh Assembly Government,             through IEEM on the Natural Environment
Countryside Council for Wales, DLA                                                          The Committee currently consists of
                                              Framework to the Welsh Assembly
Piper, Caerphilly and Flintshire County                                                     Mike Willis (Convenor), Jon Barnes,
                                              Government. The consultation document
Borough Councils, Wye Valley AONB and                                                       Debbie Brown, James Gillespie, Mick
                                              sought opinions on the vision of nature
Baker Shepherd Gillespie. The seminar                                                       Green, Tim Oliver, David Parker, Hannah
                                              conservation delivery and priorities within
examined pressures on practitioners and                                                     Powell, Abbey Sanders, Fred Slater, and
                                              Wales.
their clients involved with the historic                                                    Hattie Spray.
built environment. The event attracted        Looking Forward
40 participants.
                                              Our attentions are now focusing on a
A further joint seminar was aimed             national conference, further joint events
at environmental students held in             with Natur and inputs to the ecological
December at Cardiff University with           skills gap project.
Natur in December 2010. A panel
                                              Committee Members
of experts, including representatives




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from Countryside Council for Wales,           Following our AGM in February 2011,
Newport City Council, Cardiff School          Richard Dodd stepped down as
of Biosciences and Wildwood Ecology,          Convenor after three years of service,
chaired by Professor Steve Ormerod,           but will continue as an active member
provided an overview of how each              of the Section. Mike Willis from the




North West England                                                                                Andy Whitfield CEnv MIEEM
                                                                            Convenor, North West England Geographic Section
Events                                                               Awards
Through the kind offers made by members we were able to run          The Section was pleased to see three IEEM awards coming to
four field based events in 2010:                                      the North West in 2010:
• Phil Putwain waded in early with a trip to Woolston New
                                                                     • In June 2010, Professor Brian Moss of Liverpool University
   Cut Canal in April 2010 which reviewed the work to allow
                                                                       was awarded the IEEM Medal for his distinguished lifelong
   contaminated sediments to be contained in-situ while the
                                                                       contribution to the theory and practice of limnology.
   canal is restored as an aquatic feature within an urban
                                                                     • In November 2010, the Environment Agency and Freshwater
   country park.
                                                                       Biological Association, as represented by Pam Nolan from
• A trip to Gowy Meadows in Cheshire, organized by Richard
                                                                       the North West Region, won the IEEM Tony Bradshaw Best
   Gardner of Cheshire Wildlife Trust, discussed the importance
                                                                       Practice Award for their Freshwater Macro-invertebrate
   and future management of this potentially regionally
                                                                       Species Training. And Paul Rooney, our former Convenor
   important wetland.
                                                                       and current Committee member, and Charlotte Durkin were
• Alun Evans ran an event to review and discuss grassland
                                                                       runners up for the Sand Dune and Shingle Network based at
   restoration and management at his farm just over the border
                                                                       Liverpool Hope University.
   in Wales.
• Our final field event of the year was to Fishwick LNR in             Committee Members
   Preston. This was run by John Jones, Lancashire County
   Ecologist, and involved discussion and review of habitat          The current Section Committee
   re-establishment and enhancement techniques, conflicts             members are:
   between nature conservation and recreation, educational           Andy Whitfield (Convenor), Jon Huckle
   opportunities and public involvement, and enhancement of          (Vice-Convenor), Katie Finlinson
   habitat connectivity.                                             (Secretary), Paul Rooney, Alun Evans,
• The AGM, held in December 2010, featured an inspirational          Richard Roe, Simon Holden,
   talk by Professor Brian Moss, intriguingly entitled ‘The Future   Vicky Holden, Emily Fallows and
   of Freshwaters: lessons from the Merchant of Venice’.             Nicola Barnfather.



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                                                                                   North East England                                                                           Andy Cherrill CEnv MIEEM
                                                                                                                                                 Committee Member, North East England Geographic Section

                                                                                   Events
                                                                                   •   April 2010 - Field Visit: Woolston New Cut Canal led by Professor Philip
                                                                                       Putwain – 12 participants
                                                                                   •   July 2010 - Field Visit: RSPB Saltholme Reserve, Teesside – 20+ participants
                                                                                   •   January 2011 - Making Mitigation Happen – 32 paticipants
                                                                                   •   March 2011 - Talk: Orthoptera in the North East: Distribution, Ecology
                                                                                       and Calls (Speaker: Andy Cherrill) Joint event with Durham Bat Group – 30
                                                                                       paticipants
                                                                                   •   March 2011 - Seminar: Bumblebee Behaviour in Agricultural Landscapes (Dr
                                                                                       Roy Sanderson) – 28 participants
                                                                                   Future Events
                                                                                   •   June 2011 - Brownfields and butterflies - a conservation dilemma
                                                                                   •   Oct 2011 - Ecosystem Services
                                                                                   •   August 2011 - Is Kielder Important for Raptors?
                                                                                   Newsletter
                                                                                   Four editions of the Section’s newsletter were been produced by Dorian Latham. This well produced
                                                                                   newsletter has served as a useful vehicle for the Section.
                                                                                   Committee Members
                                                                                   Derek Hilton-Brown (Convenor), Ian Bond (Vice-Convenor), Liz Juppenlatz (Secretary), Steve Betts
                                                                                   (Treasurer), Andrew Cherrill, Robin Cox, Dorian Latham, Ben Ralston, Jo Rockingham and Duncan Watson.
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                                                                                   Yorkshire and the Humber                                                                     Gordon Haycock CEnv MIEEM
                                                                                                                                                      Convenor, Yorkshire and the Humber Geographic Section

                                                                                   Events
                                                                                   December 2010 - Exploring Knotty Issues in Bat reports and Mitigation, led by Hugh Firman (Calderdale Council)
                                                                                   and Robert Masheder (West Yorkshire Ecology) – 45 participants.
                                                                                   Future Plans
                                                                                   After a series of events in the early spring the Section had a fairly quiet year in 2010. The bat event was
                                                                                   extremely popular and well attended, with good information exchange and lots of good feedback and ideas for
                                                                                   meetings in the forthcoming year.
                                                                                   Committee Members
                                                                                   Gordon Haycock (Convenor), Marten Hall, Vicky Hanslip, Keith James, Bernadette Lobo, Dave Martin




                                                                                   East Midlands                                                                                      Ryan Mellor CEnv MIEEM
                                                                                                                                                                   Convenor, East Midlands Geographic Section
                                                                                   Newly Relaunched
                                                                                   The Wildlife Trust’s site on Rutland Water was the location for the relaunch of the East Midlands Section.
                                                                                   Roger Morris CEnv FIEEM chaired an evening of presentations from Andrew Baker on bio-acoustics and their
                                                                                   potential applications for biodiversity monitoring; Bob Edmonds on the Bardon Hill Quarry Extension – a case
                                                                                   study for using a biodiversity offset approach in the UK; Gerard Hawley MIEEM on the Mersey Life project
                                                                                   which identified opportunities for river, riparian and floodplain restoration/creation; and Tim Mackrill from the
                                                                                   Wildlife Trust spoke on the Osprey Project based at the reservoir. They were all very interesting presentations,
                                                                                   each demonstrating the range of work with which members are involved. Members present, and others that
                                                                                   had contacted Kim Lipscombe during the organisation of the event, have expressed the desire for an active
                                                                                   East Midlands Section covering: Derby, Derbyshire, Leicester, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottingham,
                                                                                   Nottinghamshire and Rutland. To this end, Andrew Morris, a Graduate member working for Smiths Gore, has agreed to be the
                                                                                   contact for the Section and will arrange a first meeting of Section members so as to take forward activities in the East Midlands.



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                                                                                                                             Geographic Sections
West Midlands                                                                                 Paul Cobbing CEnv MIEEM
                                                                             Convenor, West Midlands Geographic Section

Notable Highlights
The Section was formally established at the September 2010 AGM. The Section conference on bats
in October 2010 was another highlight of the year.
Events
•   April 2010 – visit to The Wall Farm, near Telford, a small family-run mixed farm on the edge of
    the Weald Moors – 12 participants. The farm-walk looked at: restoration of former wet grassland
    for wading birds; creation and management of species rich neutral grassland; the identification
    and management of historic environment features, as well as the relationship between the
    landscape ecology of the farm and the Weald Moors and the opportunities and challenges that
    agri-environmental schemes face in the future.
•   June 2010 - A ‘Guerrilla Day’ at Kinver Edge, Staffordshire, looking for and identifying species – 2 participants.
•   September 2010 - West Midlands Section AGM – the formal establishment of the Section. Presentations from Andy
    Tasker (formal welcome), Colin Raven (Director of Worcestershire Wildlife Trust – Landscape Scale Projects), Professor
    Rob McDonald (Head of Wildlife and Emergency Diseases
    Programme, FERA - Badgers and TB) – 48 participants.
•   October 2010 - Bats and Mitigation Conference: Sharing
    Good Practice - Deer Park Hall and Conference Centre,
    Worcestershire – 78 delegates.
•   November 2010 - IEEM WM/Local Government Ecologists
    and Environmental Managers workshop on exploring
    planning issues of common interest to local government




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    ecologists and consultants – 27 participants.
Committee Members
Paul Cobbing (Convenor), Lisa Kerslake (Vice-Convenor),
Stephen West (Treasurer), Natalie Walker (Secretary), Stewart
Rampling (Events), Veronica Lawrie, Aidan Marsh, Tom Oliver,
Delia Shanon, Janet Watson                                         Photo: Jason Reeves




East of England                                                                                 David Collins CEnv MIEEM
                                                                            Convenor, East of England Geographic Section

Events
The East of England Section has had a busy year and has hosted four events, all of which have been reasonably well
attended:
•   July 2010 – Field Visit: Wetland Plants, Cantley Marshes, Norfolk – 25 participants.
•   January 2011 – Talk on ‘Floodplain meadows: diversity, water and nutrients’ from Professor David Gowing, at Girton
    College, Cambridge – 40 participants.
•   February 2011 – Talk and visit on the ‘Management of Wicken Fen’, Wicken Fen Nature Reserve, Cambridgeshire – over
    30 participants.
•   March 2011 – Talk on nature conservation in Romania – 20 participants.
Committee Members
Sue Morgan (Convenor), David Collins (Vice Convenor), Poppy McDonald (Secretary), Alanna Cooper, Charles Heal, Neil
Harvey, Nick Sibbett, Jeremy Halls, Rob Yaxley and Diana Ward.
Special thanks go to David Collins who has worked hard for so long as the Convenor for the Section and
who remains on the Committee as Vice Convenor.
The Committee has recently begun a review of its Section information on the IEEM website.
Forthcoming Events
The Section is planning a number of future events, including an evening Visit to Santon Downham, an
evening visit to Sutton Fen, a FWAG-led farm visit, a Species Recording event with BSBI, and a habitat
creation workshop.


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                                                                                  South East England                                                                                     Angela Bond MIEEM
                                                                                                                                                            Convenor, South East England Geographic Section

                                                                                  Events                                                             solutions. Speakers, including landscape designers,
                                                                                                                                                     horticulturists and hydrologists, who work at the forefront
                                                                                  Over the last year the Section has held three major events, all
                                                                                                                                                     of creative Green Infrastructure provision, gave a detailed
                                                                                  of which proved to be extremely popular and were very well
                                                                                                                                                     insight into their work including references to some of their
                                                                                  received.
                                                                                                                                                     own case studies such as the Olympic Park, Ladywell Fields
                                                                                  In October 2010 we held two very different events. On a            and the Westfield Green Wall.
                                                                                  brisk Saturday morning 25 participants braved the weather
                                                                                                                                                     Highlights
                                                                                  to attend a morning tutorial and field trip near Oxford to learn
                                                                                  more about freshwater ecology. The event was led by Jim            Certainly the most exciting news is that the South East Section
                                                                                  Fairclough and introduced some of the basic concepts in            no longer has ‘shadow status’ but has become a full blown
                                                                                  freshwater ecology, with a focus on invertebrate diversity         Section with a Committee and everything!
                                                                                  and examination of survey methodology. The following
                                                                                                                                                     AGM and Committee Members
                                                                                  Friday over 60 delegates met in Pirbright, Surrey to attend a
                                                                                  masterclass on the Thames Basin Heaths (TBH) SPA Delivery          Our first AGM was held on the afternoon of 11 March 2011
                                                                                  Framework, which was delivered by some of those involved           where the new Committee was elected. In the presence of
                                                                                  in the formation of the joint strategic partnership and the        Sally Hayns, Toby Gibbs was elected as the new Section
                                                                                  implementation of the framework, including Natural England,        Convenor, with Ben Benatt becoming Secretary, and
                                                                                  Hampshire County Council and Wokingham Borough Council.            Gemma Russell Treasurer. Angela Simmons stepped down
                                                                                  The day was highly informative, sparking many interesting          as Section Convenor, a role which she has undertaken
                                                                                  debates and discussions and providing a great opportunity to       since the Shadow Section first started, to
                                                                                  put ‘faces to names’ within the Thames Basin Heaths area.          become Vice-Convenor. A special thank
                                                                                                                                                     you should be given to Angela for all
                                                                                  The final event, held in early March 2011, and fully booked
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                                                                                                                                                     her hard work as Convenor; without
                                                                                  with more than 60 delegates, was the conference ‘Creative
                                                                                                                                                     her the Section would not have been
                                                                                  Conservation: Approaches to Delivering Green Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                     nearly as successful. The remainder
                                                                                  Benefits’. The venue was the Ecology Pavilion in Mile End
                                                                                                                                                     of the Committee now comprises
                                                                                  Park with its green roof, green bridge and sustainable
                                                                                                                                                     Dan Hone, Lynn Whitfield and Sally
                                                                                  drainage system. The purpose of this event was to highlight
                                                                                                                                                     Dalrymple-Smith.
                                                                                  best practice around integrated Green Infrastructure


                                                                                  South West England                                                                                 Matt Jones CEnv MIEEM
                                                                                                                                                            Convenor, South West England Geographic Section

                                                                                  Events
                                                                                                                                                     Committee Members
                                                                                  The highlight of the year for the Section was the field visit to
                                                                                  the Axe Estuary Wetlands in January 2011. Over 40 people           The Shadow Section Committee members
                                                                                  attended the event to view the fascinating wetland creation        are Matt Jones (Convenor), Julian Arthur,
                                                                                  projects and associated recreation management measures.            Sarah Dale, Nicola Dyer, Isabel Moy, Mike
                                                                                  The trip was organised by Mike Williams (Environment Agency        Oxford, Alan Stealey, Tilly Tilbrook and Mike
                                                                                  and Section Committee member) and Fraser Rush (East Devon          Williams.
                                                                                  District Council). The Section is very grateful for the time and
                                                                                  effort that both Mike and Fraser put into arranging and running
                                                                                  the visit.
                                                                                  Matt Jones (Section Convenor), and Julian Arthur (Section
                                                                                  Committee member) attended the IEEM Strategic Plan meeting in
                                                                                  Birmingham in January 2011. In conjunction with members from
                                                                                  other Geographic Sections, inputs were provided to the emerging
                                                                                  Strategic Plan. The meeting was chaired by Sally Hayns.
                                                                                  The Future
                                                                                  The latter part of the year has been spent planning events for
                                                                                  2011-12, including a Section Conference, which will be held
                                                                                  in September/October 2011. Jointly-organised field visits with
                                                                                  CIWEM have also been arranged, which will take place in June
                                                                                  and July 2011. The Section also organised a display at the
                                                                                  Bat Conservation Trust South West Conference, which will take      Photo: Derek Lord
                                                                                  place in April 2011.


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               The Treasurer’s Report
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Richard Graves




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Treasurer’s Report
                                                                                                                                                                                                            CEnv MIEEM
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Treasurer



Despite a difficult economic climate I am pleased                                                Thus the Institute finished the year in good financial heart and
to report that we ended the year with a modest                                                  Council has taken the decision to invest some monies from the
                                                                                                financial reserves in order to fund some new projects in 2011-
surplus of £18,421. As expected, gross turnover
                                                                                                12 which will benefit the further development of the Institute.
was significantly down on the previous year with
conference income and rental income being below                                                 These abbreviated accounts have been taken from the full
previous levels. However, a prudent policy of                                                   Financial Statements, which are available on the IEEM website
freezing vacant posts within the Secretariat team,                                              and will be submitted to Companies House in due course. The
                                                                                                accounts have been audited by C B Heslop and Company,
together with savings found elsewhere resulted in
                                                                                                Chartered Accountants,1 High Street, Thatcham, Berkshire
a lower than anticipated overall expenditure.                                                   RG19 3JG, who have presented an unqualified report.



                PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT                                                                                                     BALANCE SHEET
             for the year ended 31 March 2010                                                                                               31 March 2009
                                                      31.3.11               31.3.10
                                                      £                     £                                                                                                      31.3.10                     31.3.09
                                                                                                                                                                                    £                          £
TURNOVER                                              619,040               658,067             FIXED ASSETS
                                                                                                Tangible assets                                                                     8,814                      12,861
Cost of sales                                         127,117               175,072

                                                                                                CURRENT ASSETS
GROSS SURPLUS                                         491,923               482,995
                                                                                                Stocks                                                                              638                        726
Administrative expenses                               478,898               475,032             Debtors                                                                             13,666                     41,293




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                                                                                                Cash at bank and in hand                                                            299,639                    290,915
                                                      13,025                7,963
                                                                                                                                                                                    313,943                    290,915
Other operating income                                3,758                 11,947              CREDITORS
                                                                                                Amounts falling due within one year                                                 75,836                     75,277
OPERATING PROFIT                                      16,783                19,910

Interest receivable                                                                             NET CURRENT ASSETS                                                                  238,107                    215,638
and similar income                                    1,638                 2,114

                                                                                                TOTAL ASSETS LESS                                                                   246,921                    228,499
PROFIT ON ORDINARY                                                                              CURRENT LIABILITIES
                                                      18,421                22,024
ACTIVITIES BEFORE TAXATION
                                                           -                    -               RESERVES
Tax on surplus on ordinary
activities
                                                                                                Profit and loss account                                                              246,921                    228,499
PROFIT FOR THE FINANCIAL
YEAR AFTER TAXATION                                   18,421                22,024




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                                                                            Council Officers                             Council Members                              Secretariat
                                                                            The Officers of Council, who are also                                                     The Secretariat on 31 March 2011
                                                                                                                        The Members of the Council on
                                                                            Council Members, during the year                                                         consisted of:
                                                                                                                        31 March 2011 were:
                                                                            ended 31 March 2011 were:
                                                                                                                                                                     Chief Executive Officer
                                                                                                                        Penny Anderson CEnv FIEEM
                                                                            President                                                                                Sally Hayns
                                                                                                                        Richard Arnold CEnv MIEEM
                                                                            Penny Anderson CEnv FIEEM                                                                Deputy Chief
                                                                                                                        Mike Barker CEnv MIEEM
                                                                            (from 3 Nov 2010)                                                                        Executive Officer
                                                                                                                        Robin Buxton CEnv FIEEM
                                                                            Steve Ormerod FIEEM                                                                      Linda Yost CEnv MIEEM
                                                                                                                        Greg Carson CEnv MIEEM
                                                                            (until 3 Nov 2010)                          Richard Graves CEnv MIEEM                    Membership Officer
                                                                                                                        Paul Goriup CEnv FIEEM                       Anna Thompson
                                                                            Vice-President                              (appointed 3 Nov 2010)
                                                                            Robin Buxton CEnv FIEEM                                                                  Education and Professional
                                                                                                                        Mick Hall CEnv MIEEM
                                                                                                                                                                     Development Officer
                                                                                                                        Richard Jefferson CEnv FIEEM
                                                                            Secretary                                                                                Nick Jackson AIEEM
                                                                                                                        Tom Keatley CEnv MIEEM
                                                                            Mike Barker CEnv MIEEM                      Lisa Kerslake CEnv MIEEM                     External Relations Officer
                                                                                                                        (appointed 3 Nov 2010)                       Jason Reeves AIEEM
                                                                            Treasurer                                   Pam Nolan CEnv MIEEM
                                                                            Richard Graves CEnv MIEEM                                                                Finance and Office Administrator
                                                                                                                        Steve Ormerod FIEEM
                                                                                                                                                                     Carol Best
                                                                                                                        (President until 3 Nov 2010)
                                                                            Patrons                                     Steve Pullan CEnv FIEEM                      Assistant Membership and
                                                                                                                        Paul Rooney CEnv MIEEM                       Administrative Officer
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