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UKHCA 23rd Annual General MeetingUKHCA 23rd Annual General Meeting

UKHCA's Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday 9th October 2018 at 4.30pm after the UKHCA England Conference 2018.

The venue for both events is:

The Kia Oval, Surrey County Cricket Club, Kennington, London SE11 5SS (Directions)

There is no charge for attending the AGM but, for health and safety and catering purposes please email janice.samuel@ukhca.co.uk in advance if it is your intention to attend.

 

Election of Board of UKHCA

A vital part of the business to be conducted at the Annual General Meeting will be the election of members to the Board of UKHCA. If you are a Full member organisation and would like to seek election to the Board, making strategic decisions for the benefit of the Association and its members, you will need to complete and return the Nomination Form and the Declaration of Eligibility.

Whilst all nominations are welcome, we are particularly keen to bring in experiences and perspectives from members of black and minority ethnic groups, in order to help rebalance the ethnicity within the board.

In line with the banding structure (as set out below) and the Articles of Association only certain Board places are available for election this year.

The structure of the Board is:

  • Band 1: 6 places
  • Band 2: 2 places
  • Band 3: 3 places
  • Scotland: 1 place
  • Wales: 1 Place
  • Northern Ireland: 1 place

The Bands reflect different sizes of member organisations:

  • Band 1: 1 - 3 branches
  • Band 2: 4 - 20 branches
  • Band 3: 21+ branches

 

UKHCA Board vacancies

Two Board Members from Band 1, one Board Member from Band 2 and three Board Members from Band 3 are standing down (Section 38.1 of the Articles). As a result, there will be vacancies on the UKHCA Board as follows:

  1. Band 1: 2 places
  2. Band 2: 1 place
  3. Band 3: 3 places

To be eligible for one of the available places, your organisation should

  1. (for the Band 1 vacancies) have between 1 and 3 branches and a head office based in England
  2. (for the band 2 vacancy) have between 4 and 20 branches and a head office based in England
  3. (for the band 3 vacancies) have 21+ branches and a head office based in England

Only one authorised representative from a provider member organisation is entitled to become a Board member.

Please note:

  • Board members are elected for a three year term without the need to seek re-election. They may then seek re-election for a further two three-year periods after which they must stand down for a minimum of one year before seeking election again.
  • The officer posts within the Board (Chair, Vice-Chair, Hon Secretary and Treasurer) are chosen by elected Board members.

Download the nomination and Declaration of Eligibility documents

Once completed, both forms must be either signed and returned to:

UKHCA, Sutton Business Centre, Restmor Way, Wallington, Surrey SM6 7AH

Or digitally signed and emailed to janice.samuel@ukhca.co.uk

Nominations must be received no later than 5.00pm on Tuesday 28th August 2018. Once voting opens, those elegible to vote will receive an email containing their voting instructions. To find out if you will be elegible to vote please refer to the table, below:

 

I am the designated UKHCA primary contact and my office is.. Can I vote?
A single site, full UKHCA member Yes
The head office for a multi-branch full UKHCA member Yes
A branch in a multi-branch full UKHCA member No
The Primary (top-most) Franchisor in a franchise based organisation Yes
A franchisee in a franchise based organisation (regardless of internal organisational nomenclature and/or any sub-branches managed) No

 

I am elegible to vote, can I send a postal vote?

Yes! When the time comes, please log in with the link we send you to retrieve a PDF of the voting form for your band. Alternatively, you will be able to contact us to request a paper copy of the voting form.

 

Motions to be discussed at the AGM

Any Motion to be placed on the Agenda of the forthcoming Annual General Meeting must be signed by a Full member as proposer, another Full member as the seconder and a further six Full members before it can be considered as valid.

Download the Motions to be Discussed form

Once completed with all the required signatories the form must either be returned to:

UKHCA, Sutton Business Centre, Restmor Way, Wallington, Surrey SM6 7AH

Or digitally signed and emailed to: janice.samuel@ukhca.co.uk

Motions must be received no later than 5.00pm on Tuesday 28th August 2018.

If you have any difficulty in downloading any of the documents, please contact Janice Samuel (tel: 020 8661 8153, email: janice.samuel@ukhca.co.uk) and copies can be sent as required.


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