The most important decision of the AGM was to appoint a new Chair – Debbie Dance . This break from the tradition of the Forum is seen as an opportunity to open the Membership and to engage with a wider audience, at the same time raising its profile and thereby further increasing its effectiveness as a voice for its Members.
Although the past year had not been easy in financial terms, the Forum has achieved a number of well supported events and initiated projects which will continue into 2010. Report of the AGM
In these difficult times the Forum is totally dependent on continuing support from its Members and, with this in mind, the decision was made to freeze Membership fees for 2010 to encourage this continuing support. The scale of Membership starts at only £50 and Members enjoy a broad range of benefits for this – including very importantly professional development.