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Bristol Energy Cooperative is a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 –  Registration Number 31313R.

Each shareholder investor in BEC becomes a member of the co-op. Each member has one vote regardless of the number of shares they own.
We have adopted a set of Rules which we are bound by. They include our legal structure, how we are governed and how we make decisions.

 

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FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Annual accounts

AGM RECORDS

Record of past AGM meetings by year

2020 Annual General Meeting

Thursday 22nd October 2020
By Zoom

5 – 6pm

Optional Finance Workshop for members & potential investors.
REGISTER FOR THE FINANCE WORKSHOP

6pm

REGISTER FOR THE AGM

Welcome, Statutory business:

  • Presentation of the Minutes of the 2019 AGM.
  • Chair’s report for 2019-20.
  • Receipt of the accounts for 2019-20.
  • Introduction to the formal resolutions.
  • Presentations by director candidates.
  • Voting on the resolutions and the new directors (members only).
  • Guest presentations.
  • Announcement of voting results.

2019 Annual General Meeting

Thursday 17th October 2019

The Harbourside Pavilion, 1 Hannover Quay, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5EJ

5 – 6pm

Finance Workshop for members & potential investors.

6pm

Registration. Tea & coffee available.

6:30pm

Welcome, Statutory business:

  • Presentation of the Minutes of the 2018 AGM
  • Chair’s report for 2018-19
  • Receipt of the accounts and balance sheets for 2018-19 (consolidated)
  • Introduction to the formal resolutions
  • Presentations by director candidates
  • Voting on the above resolutions and the new directors (members only)
  • Announcement of voting results

8pm

Social – please join us for soft drinks and a buffet

2018 Annual General Meeting

Thursday 18 October 2018

The Station, Silver Street, Bristol, BS1 2AG

5 – 6pm

Finance Workshop for members & potential investors.

6pm

Registration. Tea & coffee available.

6:30pm

Welcome, Statutory business:

  • Presentation of the Minutes of the 2017 AGM
  • Chair’s report for 2017-18
  • Receipt of the accounts and balance sheets for 2017-18 (consolidated).

Introduction to the formal resolutions
These are that:

  1. The minutes of the 2017 AGM are approved.
  2. The annual accounts for the financial year ended 30 April 2018 are received.
  3. A return of 5% is paid to members on their investment for the year 2017-18.
  4. That a minimum of £25,000 be paid in community benefit for the year 2017-18.

7.15pm

  • Presentations by director candidates.
  • Voting on the above resolutions and the new directors (members only)
  • Presentation on the Community Fund
  • Presentation of questionnaire results
  • Presentation of BEC Strategy 2018-19
  • Announcement of voting results.

8pm

Social – please join us for soft drinks and a buffet

AGM Documents and Links

​​​Annual accounts for year ending 30 April 2018:

​Further Links:

2017 Annual General Meeting

Thursday 12 October 2017

Location: Broadmead Baptist Church, Union Street, Bristol, BS1 3HY.

6pm   

Tea & Coffee

6:30pm

 Statutory business:

  • Minutes of the 2016 AGM
  • Chair’s report for 2016-17
  • Receipt of the accounts and balance sheets for 2016-17 (consolidated).

Introduction to the formal resolutions. These are that:

  1. The minutes of the 2016 AGM are approved.
  2. The annual accounts for the financial year ended 30 April 2017 are received.
  3. A return of 5% is paid to members on their investment for the year 2016-17.

Presentations by director candidates.
Voting on the above resolutions and the new directors (members only)

7:45pm

Presentation on the Community Fund
Announcement of voting results.

8.15pm    

Social – please join us for soft drinks and a buffet

2016 Annual General Meeting

Our 2016 AGM was held at Broadmead Baptist Church, Union Street, Bristol, BS1 3HY.

The agenda was:

6.30pm

Tea & Coffee

7.00pm

Film of Lawrence Weston Community Solar Farm.

7:15pm

Statutory business:

  1. Minutes of the 2015 AGM
  2. Chair’s report for 2015-16
  3. Receipt of the annual accounts and balance sheet for 2015-16
  4. Introduction to the formal resolutions. These are that:
    a) The minutes of the 2015 AGM are approved.
    b) The annual accounts for the financial year ended 30 April 2016 are received.
    c) A return of 5% is paid to members on their investment for the year 2015-16.
    d) The size and composition of the board of directors is amended.
  5. Presentations by director candidates.
  6. Voting on the above resolutions and the new directors

8:00pm

Short presentations from working groups.

8:10pm

Announcement of voting results.

8:15pm

Guest speaker – Mark Kenber, Mongoose Energy

8:45pm

Buffet & Drinks

All the resolutions were passed. David Bunker, Andy O’Brien, Daniella Radice and Chris Speller were appointed as directors.

2015 Annual General Meeting

Our 2015 AGM was held at Hamilton House.
The agenda was:

6:45pm

Arrivals and registration

7:00pm

Welcome and introductions

7:10pm

Statutory business:

  1. Minutes of the 2014 AGM.
  2. Chair’s report for 2014-15.
  3. Receipt of the accounts and balance sheet for 2014-15.
  4. Introduction to the formal resolutions.
  5. Presentations by director candidates.
  6. Voting on the resolutions and the new directors.

8.00pm

Presentations from working groups and resulting discussion.

8:30pm

Announcement of voting results.

8:35pm

Feedback from groups/closing plenary.

9:00pm

Social time
All resolutions were approved, and Peter Thompson and Eric Booth were appointed as director.

2014 Annual General Meeting

23 October 2014

Our 2014 AGM was at 7pm on Thursday 23rd October at Easton Community Centre.

The agenda was:

6:45pm

Arrivals and registration

7:00pm

Welcome and introductions

7:10pm

Statutory business:
  1. Minutes of the 2013 AGM.
  2. Chair’s report for 2013-14.
  3. Receipt of the accounts and balance sheet for 2013-14.
  4. Introduction to the formal resolutions.
  5. Presentations by director candidates.
  6. Voting on the resolutions and the new directors.

8:00pm

Presentations from working groups and resulting discussion.

8:30pm

Announcement of voting results.

8:35pm

Small group discussions – priorities for future projects etc.

8:50pm

Feedback from groups/closing plenary.

9:00pm

Social time – Join us for further discussion over a drink.
All resolutions were approved.

Key Documents and Links

2013 Annual General Meeting

12 October 2013

Bristol Energy Cooperative’s second AGM was on Saturday 12th October 2013 at Hamilton House.

The formal business of the AGM was in the morning:

  1. Minutes of the 2012 AGM.
  2. Chair’s report for 2012-13.
  3. Receipt of the accounts and balance sheet for 2012-13.
  4. Discussion on the application of profits to members – this year and future years.
  5. Introduction to the formal resolutions.
  6. Presentations by director candidates.
  7. Voting on the resolutions and the new directors.

The directors’ recommendation that a return of 4% be made to investors for the first year of investment was approved. All the other resolutions were also approved.

Two BEC directors stood down this year (one by rotation), and two candidates stood for election.

As the number of director candidates was fewer than the number of positions available (10 directors can be elected by members), the candidates were deemed elected, and an affirmative ballot confirmed them in post.

Following a bring-and-share lunch, the afternoon session focussed on the coming year (presentations given can be downloaded on the right). A social in the bar followed.

Key Documents and Links

 
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