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e-Newsletter September 2016

Following a strong reaction to our rebranding announcement in July, and after a period of consultation with members, the BMC has now made the decision not to rebrand as Climb Britain.

We have learnt some very important lessons from this experience – not least that members feel a strong sense of ownership in the BMC and want to be actively involved with major organisational decisions.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have contributed their thoughts and opinions over the past two months.

Dave Turnbull

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