Wales Branch Business Plan: October 2007 – September 2008
This is the Business Plan for the Wales Branch of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. It provides details as to corporate
objectives, our Branch objectives, how these will be achieved through specific actions, who will take a lead in delivery and what
financial impact may arise during the period October 2007 through to September 2008. This business plan was approved by the
Branch at its AGM on the 2nd November 2007.
To deploy limited voluntary and financial resources to secure the charitable aims of the Institute and member’s needs in Wales.
Ensure financial controls are maintained and in accordance with the Institute’s standing orders.
Identifies priorities for delivering our Branch objectives in supporting the development of the Branch’s members, the
profession, encouraging new members and working towards shaping the historic environment agenda in Wales.
Ensure the Branch Business Plan accords with the Institute’s draft Corporate Plan, which together with the other regional
branch business plans form the Institute’s Business Plan.
Who we are:
The Branch Committee has overall responsibility for delivering the Business Plan and represents all members of the IHBC in the
Wales Branch. The current Branch Committee, subject to the AGM in November, consists of:
Post Holder Branch Post Abbreviation
Gwilym Jones Chair Chair
Dave Jump Branch Secretary Branch Sec.
Ron Douglass Branch Treasurer Treasurer
Nathan Blanchard Branch Representative on Council & Vice Chair Branch Rep.
Trefor Thorpe Membership Secretary & South Wales Representative Membership Sec.
Neil Sumner Consultations Secretary Consultations Sec.
Alan Richards Education Secretary Education Sec.
Kirsty Henderson Networking, Publicity & Events Secretary Events Sec.
Peter White Mid-Wales Representative Mid-Wales Rep.
What key objectives will be addressed this year:
A. Support Members Through understanding member’s needs we hope to deliver events to develop the profession.
B. Build Partnerships Through talking to other others in the built environment sector we hope to influence policy.
C. Raise Awareness Through promoting the historic environment we hope to illustrate its role in community life.
D. Operate the Branch Through holding Branch meetings we hope to actively involve members in their profession.
Key Actions to be achieved this year:
1. Launch an award for the historic environment, as a special Local Design Award in partnership with the Civic Trust for Wales;
2. Develop and deliver a research project relevant to members in Wales;
3. Hold an inaugural annual dinner, with a high profile guest speaker;
4. Hold our joint annual conference with the Civic Trust for Wales.
What financial resources are required to achieve this:
Total Resources required to achieve the 2007-2008 Business Plan £4,107
Cash in bank as of 30th September 2007 £1,607
Projected Income 50 attending conference at £80 per head £4,000 less administrative and hosting costs £1,500
Support from central funds required £1,000
IHBC Wales Key Achieved Lead Financial Performance /
Corporate Objective Branch Objective Actions Through Responsibility Implication Variance to date
A.2.2. A. 1. Organise an annual June 2008 conference Events Sec. / £332
Helping Support Members branch conference ‘Heritage Law Update’ Branch Rep.
2. Organise 2 CPD Seeking relevant issues All £50
events / site visits per for dissemination
3. Maintain up to Source information Events Sec. -
date information on from members and
branch on IHBC add
4. Undertake a Issue survey following Education £150
survey of members summer AGM, issued Sec.
to establish training with minutes
5. Develop member’s Ensure events relevant Events Sec. -
attendance at events and respond to needs
6. Provide a bursary Providing a fund for Branch £300
for members to attendance at Day Committee
attend the IHBC School to cover costs
Annual School 2008 of eligible members
7. Organise an Deliver an annual Events Sec. / £250
Annual Dinner to dinner with guest Branch Rep.
create a networking speaker, with
opportunity for all subsidised meal
A.2.2. B. 1. Organise and Support of IHBC Chair Chair / £100
Helping Build Partnerships attend annual and Director Branch Rep.
Conservation meeting with Cadw
A.2.3 2. Nominate Branch AGM Consultation £150
Helping representative to Sec.
Conservation attend HEG
3. Develop Including WAG Chair / £150
relationships with (Planning Division) and Branch Rep. /
key bodies in built Design Commission Consultation
environment in for Wales Sec. / Events
4. Develop AHF, APT Cytal, Capel Branch £75
relationships with and other Welsh built Committee
members of HEG organisations
5. Develop RICS, RSAW, RTPI, Events Sec. £75
relationships with ILA, UDG and IFA in
key bodies within Wales. Attend
professional built conferences and
environment sector, organise joint events
6. Create a research Work with Cadw, Branch £1,000
fund to act as a IHBC and other Committee
contribution towards interested parties to
the cost of joint look at research
research with others opportunities relevant
to our membership
A.2.1. C. Raise 1. Sponsor joint Coordinate with Chair / £500
Helping People Awareness Historic Environment members the Events Sec. /
Award with Civic promotion of the Branch Rep.
Trust for Wales Local Design Award
2. Respond in a Build contacts across Consultation £25
timely fashion to all WAG and utilise on- Sec.
consultations line consultation
3. Develop press and Prepare list for use by Events Sec. / -
political contacts for Branch and Centre Branch Rep.
issuing press releases
and influencing policy
and decision makers
4. Create a Identify key events and Branch £500
sponsorship fund to courses for the Branch Committee
work with partners to raise the profile of
IHBC in Wales
A.2.3 D. 1. Organise 4 branch Hold two meetings in Branch Sec. £250
Helping Operate meetings, including Builth Wells, with
Conservation the Branch an AGM per annum. remainder at Faenol
2. Prepare a branch Ongoing discussion Branch Rep. -
business plan. and consultation with
3. Maintain branch Undertake in Treasurer £25
accounts and submit accordance with
necessary returns. standing orders
4. Appoint officers at Publicise AGM Branch Sec. -
AGM and ensure thoroughly and
nominations for encourage attendance
and other bodies also
5. Ensure branch Provide details to ICT Branch Sec. / -
agendas and minutes consultant as soon as Events Sec.
and on website. available for upload
6. Ensure the use of Source suitable Chair / £150
the Welsh language translation service and Branch Sec. /
in published ensure IHBC public Events Sec.
documentation. documents conform
7. Increase Following up Membership £25
membership attendance of non- Sec.
numbers members at events