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ICE revitalisation - the divisional plans

To underline the work being carried out as part of the ICE's revitalisation programme, Council heard presentations from the vice presidents in charge of the ICE's main areas of activity.

Office of the director general and ICE areas Vice president Keith Seago said that ICE's regionalisation programme, with rollout of support teams for the five remaining regions, will continue in July 2005 after the results of the subscription ballot, as this will confirm whether funds are available.

The new Regional Affairs Policy committee will develop a vision for each country and refine the ICE's global services to members outside the UK.

Engineering, policy and Innovation Vice president John Burland highlighted the need for this division to save ú100,000 from the cost base but also to attract new revenue through industry sponsorship.

Three priorities are to communicate engineering information better, to provide information when members want it and to improve the ICE website.

Twelve policy initiatives will focus board activity.

Membership Vice president Jean Venables said the priority was recruitment and retention of members.

Membership ocumentation will be revised (the 3000 series) to take account of the requirements of UK Spec.

An on-line CPD project will also be developed to assist member training and a new professional review for chartered environmentalists will be introduced.

Communications and marketing Vice president Quentin Leiper said a series of campaigns throughout the year will target students, members and employers to boost recruitment.

Media strategy will focus on areas such as energy, transport and waste and capability to offer comment on a wider range of topics would follow. The State of the Nation report remained a priority.

Public image and awareness is being developed with projects to promote the Institution and the profession.

Thomas Telford Scott Steedman, chairman of Thomas Telford, the ICE commercial arm, emphasised the need for commercial activity.

He highlighted the challenge to boost income from the current ú1M a year level to ú2.6M by 2009.

For details visit www. ice. org. uk

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