BBIA held its AGM on 3 May in which the members approved the accounts for 2022, the budget for 2023 and a small increase in member fees for 2024. I wish to take the opportunity of thanking all BBIA members, the hard-working Board of Directors and my colleagues for their continual support.

On this note my long serving (I almost said suffering!) colleague Hector Grant has now retired and to him go my special thanks and best wishes for the future.

Members and those contacting the BBIA will also now meet Alison Cooper and Richard Frost who manage the communications and administration for us. Welcome to them both.