Presidents Message

May 2019


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Dear Colleagues,


This edition of the journal celebrates the efforts of the Accreditation Committee and the recognition that is due to members of our profession. While we work towards formal recognition in the form of Chartership, our top tier of Certified Professional status is aligned to that of Chartered Engineer, with the other tiers fully aligned to Engineering Council professional levels. We are proud to acknowledge the achievements of those members who have been awarded professional status, and encourage all members to look at what they need to gain accreditation. We are members of a small but exceptionally important profession, who have the ability to assist public and private industry in bringing projects to successful fruition.

The business of running the Association falls on the Council and Directors, ably supported by our dedicated and efficient office staff of Vanessa, Helen and Sophie. With assistance from our Company Members Committee we have been looking at modernising and streamlining our membership levels and criteria, to bring us into line with other similar professional bodies. We will be holding a virtual Extraordinary General Meeting to vote on the proposed new membership grades. We will also be looking at our plans for the next five years, what we can do to encourage new members, and where we sit with our application for Chartership. It promises to be an interesting, if challenging, time for us as we look to build on our strengths.

We are keen to encourage new members on to the Association Council. All are welcome. If you would like to find out more please contact the office. 

Regards
Angela Pammenter 
President, ACostE