Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO runs a tight ship managing a talented staff of 26 in Manchester and hundreds of volunteers.UKC News© Mick RyanAs we embark on a new year, here's a brief look back at some of the BMC's new achievements of 2010. Membership continued to grow many new projects were initiated.In addition to continuing our main work programmes, some highlights and new initiatives include:MembershipMembership increased to nearly 74,000 at year end 2010Over two thirds of individual members now on direct debit; switched to electronic membership remindersc.60,000 visits/month to BMC website; monthly email newsletter to 60,000+ membersOver 3,500 Facebook fans and 1,500 Twitter followersTwo major questionnaire surveys undertaken – membership and climbing wall userMembership database and website re-design in progressNew Events held in 2010Upland Environment Conference, Losehill Hall (March)International Sea Cliff Climbing Meet, Lands End (May)Bespoke hill walking/navigation courses for BMC members at Plas y Brenin (May)World Youth Championships, Ratho (Sept)Outdoor engagement day with the Asian community, Manchester (Sept)Climbing Injury Conference, Sheffield (Nov)c.30 Learning to Train workshops, Nationwide (Mar – Nov)New Products & PublicationsNEW British Mountain Maps: Dartmoor, Snowdonia South and Southern HighlandsHelmet guide (online) produced by the BMC Technical Committee (April)Froggatt to Black Rocks guidebook published (May)NEW edition of Safety on Mountains handbook (Nov)Access, Conservation, EnvironmentAccess & Conservation Officer for Wales completed first year Â- progress on many 'problem' sites in WalesChanges to the Access & Conservation Trust (ACT) Â- to be re-launched in 2011Coastal Access campaigning continuesFocus on BMC owned and managed land through our Land Management Group (LMG)Secured access at Fairy Caves Quarry, Llanymynech, and South Gower.Work programmesAwarded a 'Green Light' from Sport England for progress on grant targetsAchieved Intermediate Standard for Safeguarding and Protecting ChildrenClubs Committee goes from strength to strengthTorch Trophy Award for Les Ainsworth for 46 years of voluntary contributionA comprehensive list of achievements will be published in the BMC Annual Report in March 2011. Diesen Artikel inkl. Bilder auf UKClimbing.com anschauen
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