Council meeting - July 2018

At the July Council meeting each year, the Council members are invited to review and comment on the Group Business Plan and Budget Overview 2018-2019.

Council viewed the Business Plan including the following future objectives:

  1. Growing membership by driving standards and professional recognition;
  2. Growing through organisations;
  3. Growing through partners;
  4. Building a sustainable organisation;
  5. Influencing policy and practice to tackle issues of public importance;
  6. Building a valued membership experience;
  7. Driving standards in computing education;
  8. Building the new digital profession in health and care.

Council were given the opportunity to review and comment on the budget and business plan.

Reports from Group CEO and from Learning & Development Ltd were presented to Council. This included an executive summary, business areas including consultancy and YTD revenues in IT Professional, Education and Apprenticeships.

The BCS President, has been invited to a wide range of events and meeting including SG and membership activities, business groups and other professional bodies.

After lunch, Robin Christopherson presented “Digital Disadvantaged” where he showed his experience and expertise in working in IT as a visually impaired person.

Head of Membership Marketing, provided an update on the BCS Website development. It is anticipated that this will be in the testing stage in November 2018.

Trustee papers from the June meeting has been shared with the Council.

The following documents have been recently reviewed and circulated within the Council:

  1. External Representation Policy
  2. Guidelines for the Conduct of Business in BCS Boards and Committees
  3. Schedule 6 to Trustee Board Regulations - Responsibilities of BCS Officers
  4. Sharing Trustee Board papers

Get in touch!

If you have any questions about this meeting or would like to raise any other issues or suggestions with Council, please get in touch by emailing us at council@bcs.uk

Helen Fletcher CEng MBCS CITP
Chair of Council 2017 - 2019

August 2018
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