As has become tradition, the sun shone down on the members of the British Association of Remote Sensing Companies as they gathered together at the Bluebird Restaurant on London’s King’s Road for the annual BARSC Annual General Meeting and Lunch, last week.

In the impressive surroundings of the Beaufort Room, representatives of companies from all over the United Kingdom came together to hear reports from the BARSC Executive members and, much more importantly, to enjoy the chance to meet each other, discuss earth observation business and enjoy the wonderfully prepared food.

Once the various official announcements had been completed, BARSC Chairman Alistair Maclenan of Quarry One Eleven Ltd. reported to the members that the 2018 / 19 year was an extremely successful one for the Association: having seen an increase in the number of members, financial turnover and activities.

During his report Alistair noted; “We are delighted to welcome so many new companies into the BARSC family and I look forward to their contribution at forthcoming BARSC Cuddles and all our other activities. We have made great strides in introducing BARSC to other national organisations and I hope that the bridges we are building will provide our members with many new opportunities.”

It was decided at the meeting that Alistair would remain as Chair until the next AGM, whilst Alastair Graham of Geoger Ltd. was voted in as the Vice-Chairman for the same period, before acceding to the Chair.

It was made clear to the assembled audience that executive positions are open to people with other first names.

The quorum at the AGM agreed to keep the membership fees unchanged which means that Full Membership remains at £350 per year, Associate Members will pay £50 and Observers stay at £350.

Full minutes of the meeting will be sent directly to members.

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