NEWS AGM REPORT New Regional Representation... The AGM accepted a change to the rules to completely revise the regional representation on the Executive Council. Members will be receiving regionalised nomination forms in the coming weeks as a prelude to voting procedures to elect regional representatives from all eight regions*. The new approach will expand regional representation on the Council and provide a vital on-going link with the smaller companies in membership. Newly elected Chair David White commented, “The NTDA Council want to ensure representation at all levels of membership and this restructuring of the election procedure for regions will ensure continuing involvement from small to medium size companies in membership”. Nominations will only be accepted from companies who do not already have a right to a seat on council through their size. *Existing Active Regions will not be affected by this change.
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Supplier Members to Play Greater Role... Another rule change will provide for the formation of a dedicated Supplier Section which will be able to elect one of its members to have full rights to attend, and vote, at National Council meetings. Following consultation with the Supplier Members of the Association there was overriding support for the formation of a specialist group for suppliers and plans will now be made for the first meeting of the Group. Commented outgoing Chair Peter Gaster, pictured below, “This is one of the major changes to the rules that I promoted during my tenancy as Chair of the Association. “I have long supported the view that we should allow Suppliers more of an official voice in our Association and I am sure that many suppliers will support this initiative and I look forward to hosting the first meeting.”
The AGM confirmed the appointment of the new National Officers of the Association at the AGM in Central London yesterday. David White of Kwik Fit has formally taken over the Chair and Donald Carmichael of McConechys takes on the role of Vice Chair. John Thurston, Honorary Treasurer of the NTDA for the past eight years stood down and Peter Gaster, the outgoing Chair has been elected the new Honorary Treasurer, a role he held immediately prior to John’s appointment.
Trustees re-appointed The three Trustees of the Association were appointed for a further term at yesterday’s meeting. Martin Rowlands (pictured above) addressing members during his Presidency. Peter Gaster and John Thurston were all re-appointed and will stand for a further year in this important overseeing role.
Council Seats Open to all Members... In another move to broaden representation on Council the new rules have now provided for members, who do not qualify either under the new Regional Representation or through size of company, to nominate themselves* for membership of Council. *Acceptance of such a member shall be at the sole discretion of the Council.
Time is running out for golfers...
TIF members to benefit from NTDA lounge facility at Brityrex Tyre Industry Federation members visiting Brityrex 2010 in Manchester this October will be able to take advantage of meeting and refreshment facilities available in a lounge facility provided by the NTDA. The association has decided to open up its lounge area for wider use by TIF associates including members of the BTMA, ITMA, TRA, RMA and NTDA. The lounge will offer comfortable private seating for business meetings and complimentary refreshments during the three days of the exhibition (5 - 7 October 2010). The lounge will also serve as the venue for a series of three short, 30 minute briefings arranged by the Tyre Industry Federation to update industry executives on the latest legislative requirements covering key industry issues such as tyre marking and noise regulations. “We are delighted that the TIF has taken up the offer to use lounge facility during Brityrex,” confirms NTDA director Richard Edy. “We know that a private venue is always welcome at a busy show and the lounge will allow executives from across the industry to meet, plan their itineraries and benefit from the legislative briefings that will take place. “As far as the briefings are concerned, they will be short, sharp and to the point and will be an excellent opportunity to understand the key elements of the latest tyre-related legislation that will affect the entire trade” he said. The NTDA Annual Dinner will again be held during Brityrex and the ever-popular event has already attracted more than 200 confirmed bookings for the evening of 6 October at the Hilton Deansgate hotel. YRE & FAST AT
F TD Featuring the presentation of the keenly-contested 2010 TAFF Awards and high quality entertainment by the quickwitted Milton Jones of ‘Mock 2010 the Week’ renown, members are encouraged to contact head office with their ticket requirements without delay to avoid disappointment.
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Time is running out to enter the Tyre Industry Golf Society Annual Competition which is again being held at the Mere Golf & Country Club near Knutsford in Cheshire. Mere, which is one of the premier golf courses in the north east, has hosted TIG’s golf day for many years and attracts golfers of all standards from across the industry – both retailers and suppliers. Free membership of the Tyre Industry Golfing Society is given to every entrance and keeps golfers up-to-date on all the golfing, plus the social events, organised by the NTDA over the year. Golfers will be split into divisions, covering handicaps from single figures to a maximum of 24 and each division winner will win a handsome prize and the division trophy which is held for one year. The overall winner will win the Gorrill cup, division winners receive the Les Amis bowl and the Fullwood bowl.
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NTDA News published in Tyres and Accessories July 2010