Notice of IBMT’s 2022 AGM

Post date: 25/05/2022

The IBMT's Annual General Meeting will take place in Manchester on 15 October as part of a weekend of commemorative, educational and social activities.

In the run up to the AGM this page will be regularly updated with AGM reports, notices for elections, agenda items and the agenda.

Annual General Meeting agenda
Saturday 15 October 2022
2.30pm Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, M1 3BB

(1) Welcome: The Mayor of Manchester Cllr Donna Ludford

(2) Chair's opening remarks

(3) Approval of minutes of the 2021 AGM (available here)

(4) Matters arising not otherwise on the agenda

(5) Executive Committee Annual Report (available here)

(6) Finance report, 2021-2022 accounts, and report of the Membership Strategy Working Party

(7) Election of two scrutineers

(8) Election of five Executive Committee members – four for three years, one for two years. [the submission of ballot papers to be preceded by a one minute contribution from those candidates who wish to make one] List of nominated candidates can be found here.

(9) Date and place of 2023 AGM

(10) Any Other Business

  • A memorial to the Volunteers at the National Memorial Arboretum – Dolores Long

(11) Scrutineers' report of election results

(12) Chair's closing remarks

Notice of nominations for AGM

The IBMT’s 2022 Annual General Meeting will be held in Manchester on 15 October as part of a weekend of commemorative, educational and social activities. The main items on the agenda include a presentation on the financial future of the IBMT and its fundraising options, approving the annual report and accounts and electing members of the Executive Committee.

Nominations are invited for candidates to fill five vacancies on the Executive Committee (EC). Should six or more IBMT members accept nomination, a ballot will be held among members attending the AGM. The five vacancies arise because Mike Arnott, Megan Dobney, Jim Jump and David McKnight will have completed their terms of office by the AGM and they will therefore step down and an election, in which they are permitted to stand, along with other IBMT members, will take place. An additional position remains vacant due to the death of Manus O’Riordan late last year.

All IBMT members may nominate fellow members to serve on the EC. Nominations must be made in writing and received by the Secretary by 8am on 29 September 2022. The names of the candidates will be published on the IBMT website in advance of the AGM.

Proposals for agenda item ‘Any Other Business’ must be received in writing by the Secretary by 8am on 6 October. Send nominations and proposed agenda items by email (these will be acknowledged) to: or by post to: IBMT Secretary, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU.

Provisional programme

Friday 14 October
7pm-9pm:  Welcome reception with free buffet at Unison North West offices, Arena Point, 1 Hunts Bank M3 1UN. All welcome.

Saturday 15 October 
Manchester Conference Centre and Pendulum Hotel, Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB
10.30am: Reception, introduction and talks
2.30pm: Annual General Meeting
4.30pm: EC meeting and film screening: ‘The International Brigaders Return’.
6.30pm: Evening buffet meal
7pm-10pm: Social and quiz

Sunday 16 October
11am-1pm: Visit to People's History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields M3 3ER

Travel and accommodation
Manchester Conference Centre and Pendulum Hotel is walking distance from Piccadilly Station and Chorlton Coach Station. It is the same venue as the Manchester Len Crome conferences, for those who attended. Booking code for B&B (£95 per night) at the Pendulum Hotel: GAO2714. The code expires on 30 September. Contact: 0161 955 8062,

Cheaper accomodation may be available in other city centre hotels:
• Ibis Manchester Centre, Princess Street, Charles Street M1 7DG
• Premier Inn, Portland Street, M1 4WB
• Holiday Inn Express, 2 Oxford Road, M1 5QA

For further information, contact organised Dolores Long ( or Hilary Jones (

IBMT 2022 AGM leaflet available here.

Posted on 25 May 2022, updated on 8 September 2022 and 5 October 2022.

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