The final report from the BMC Organisational Review Group (ORG*) was published this morning and has now been formally handed over to the BMC to determine the next steps.
Over the last nine months the ORG has put enormous time, effort and thought – literally 1,000s of voluntary hours – into the range of recommendations it suggests are necessary to modernise and improve the operation of the BMC for the future.
The recommendations will now go to the BMC National Council and Area Meetings to work out how to proceed from here. The BMC AGM originally planned for 28 April will now take place on 16 June (Castle Green Hotel, Kendal) to enable discussion at the April Area meetings.
The final report includes some significant amendments compared to the original document, including:
Greater recognition for the role of clubs within the BMC;
A revised board structure with improved member representation;
More member representation on the Nominations Committee;
Greater clarity on organisational structure (ref: structure chart, p 17);
Clarification on the promotion of growth and participation in climbing & hill walking; and
A firm recommendation to set up a subsidiary for competition climbing and the GB Team.
READ: ORG Amended Recommendations Report
An ‘independent’ discussion site has been set up by former BMC vice president Crag Jones to enable interested members to share their views on the ORG recommendations.
The immediate next steps are that an additional National Council meeting is being held on 10 March to discuss the revised recommendations and begin working out the specific proposals to be put to the April Area meetings. An ORG Implementation Working Group was set up at the 17 February National Council meeting and this group is now taking the lead on the issue.
*ORG members: Matthew Bradbury, Rab Carrington, Simon McCalla, John Roberts, Fiona Sanders, Tim Strong (initially Paul Caddy), Rebecca Ting & Ray Wigglesworth QC (chair).
Get involved with the BMC Organisational Review
WATCH: The BMC Organisational Review report launch at Kendal
FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions and how to have your say
DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT: Read the report
DOWNLOAD THE REPORT SUMMARY: Read the report summary
DOWNLOAD THE ONE PAGE REPORT: Read the one page report
DOWNLOAD THE MEMBER SURVEY REPORT: Read the member survey report
DOWNLOAD THE LOCAL AREAS BRIEFING PAPER: Read the briefing paper
DOWNLOAD THE AMENDED RECOMMENDATIONS REPORT: Read the recommendations report
DISCUSS: At your local BMC area meeting
MEET: Ray Wigglesworth and the BMC Organisational Review Group
READ: Terms of Reference of the Organisational Review
UPDATE: January 2018 Organisational Review Group update
UPDATE: September 2017 Organisational Review Group update
UPDATE: August 2017 Organisational Review Group update
UPDATE: July 2017 Organisational Review Group update
UPDATE: June 2017 Organisational Review Group update
UPDATE: May 2017 Organisational Review Group update
READ: Minutes of recent BMC National Council meetings
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