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Agenda now available for Guild’s 2018 AGM

By 11th April 2018July 27th, 2023No Comments

The full agenda is now available for the Guild’s 75th Annual General Meeting, which is due to be held on Thursday, 26 April, 2018, in Warwickshire.

Kindly hosted by NFU Mutual and the Guild’s Midlands branch, the AGM will take place at NFU Mutual head office, Tiddington Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7BJ.

It will be preceded by a BGAJ Council meeting, with refreshments available to Guild Members as they arrive and register from 5pm onwards.

The AGM itself will start at 5.30pm followed by a presentation by our very special guest speaker Karl Wood, of the Ametros Group.

Karl will discuss the implications for agricultural journalists, communicators and media companies of new data protection rules due to come into effect imminently.

Implemented under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the new rules impose strict requirements on businesses and organisations who hold personal data on others. 

The full AGM agenda – which is shown below – can also be downloaded here.



British Guild of Agricultural Journalists – 75th Annual General Meeting

5.30pm, Thursday, 26th April 2018

NFU Mutual, Tiddington Road

Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7BJ

5.00pm Drinks and refreshments – kindly sponsored by NFU Mutual
5.30pm Welcome and call to elect a chairman for the meeting
5.34pm Apologies for absence and approval of AGM minutes 2017
5.35pm Review of the work of the previous year
5.50pm Review audited accounts – Treasurer’s Report
5.55pm Charitable Trust update and 200 Club Draw
6.00pm BGAJ International Activities
6.10pm Elections:
  President – Lord Curry of Kirkharle has agreed to stand for a third year
  Directors – to serve on the management Council (maximum of 11)
  Al Brooks has decided to resign as a director and treasurer due to other commitments.
  The Guild directors appointed Clive Rainbird as treasurer at a Council meeting in February.
  The following nominations have been received (a,b,c and d are current directors who have completed a three-year term and are seeking re-election for a further two years, after which they must stand down for a period of no less than 12 months):
  a) Olivia Cooper
  b) Jamie Day
  c) Catherine Linch
  d) Johann Tasker
  New director nominations:
  e) Paul Lay
  Chairman – the following nominations have been received:
  f) Catherine Linch
6.20pm Motions – none received
6.20pm Official launch and introduction of the Guild’s new website
6.25pm Questions / Any other Business 
6.30pm AGM closes
6.40pm NFU Mutual welcome
6.50pm Guest speaker – Karl Wood: An introduction to GDPR
7.50pm GDPR cast study – NFU Mutual
8.40pm Close

Directions to the venue are available here:

If you haven’t done so already, please email Guild Secretary Nikki Robertson that you plan to attend – or to give any apologies for absence.

Full contact details are available at the foot of this webpage.