Report: what’s the future of the BMC?

Posted by Alex Messenger on 17/11/2017
Chair Ray Wigglesworth QC presents the findings of the Independent Organisational Review of the BMC. Photo: Alex Messenger
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The independent BMC Organisational Report was released at Kendal Mountain Festival. It is now available to download and consultation is open until 22 December.

On Saturday 18 November, 150 people from the outdoor trade, media and BMC membership packed into the Eden Brewery Bar at Kendal Town Hall. They were here for two reasons: to hear about the return of our award-winning campaign Mend Our Mountains and to discover the findings of the independent BMC Organisational Review.

The BMC’s acting president Nick Kurth led the introductions by thanking everyone for coming and especially thanking all responsible for the hard work that’s gone on behind the scenes over the last year. BMC hill walking officer Carey Davies revealed the return of Mend Our Mountains and explained how the campaign is raising its sights to Make One Million for a range of vital path repair projects within Britain’s entire family of 15 National Parks.

Ray Wigglesworth QC, the chair of the Organisational Review Group, then took the stage and announced their findings. A one-page summary was handed out to the crowd, featuring key recommendations for changes to the structure, governance and strategy of the BMC. Ray and the team went through them thoroughly, making sure each point was fully understood, and described how the new structure works up from the members to the top level, placing greater weight with the members.

READ: The Summary and the Full Report

READ: The Report: One Pager

READ: The Member Survey Report

SURVEY: how to give feedback on the recommendations

The review group has made various recommendations, but it is your feedback that will help make them reality. We are asking all BMC members to read the report and send us your feedback through an online survey. The survey has now been launched and emailed to members. It has been run by independent market research company 2020 Research, and members can express can express support or opposition to recommendations, and comment on specific sections. All BMC members have been emailed a link to the survey or you can use this link:

The online consultation period is open until 22 December, then the final recommendations will go to a vote at the BMC AGM in April 2018.


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

DISCUSS: At your local BMC area meeting

FEEDBACK: Complete the online survey

 

More details 

MEET: Ray Wigglesworth and the BMC Organisational Review Group

READ: Terms of Reference of the Organisational Review

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


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1) Anonymous User
18/11/2017
What is the point of advertising that you are going to livestream this, if you can't then make it work?

You say there are connection issues at the Town Hall. Why didn't you fix them yesterday?

People want to contribute to this review process, but you aren't making things easy for them.

I see the report isn't available either. How about getting that online now, so at least the people who gave up their Saturday afternoon to tune into your failed livestream, have something to look at in the meantime?

Overall, not impressed......

2) Alex Messenger (author comment)
20/11/2017
We are very sorry about the connection issues, but the event was filmed and will be live on BMC TV this week.

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