The annual general meeting (AGM) is the mandatory yearly meeting of NBE’s membership.

At the AGM, the Executive Committee present an annual report containing information for members about the Association's performance over the past year and strategies for the future. The AGM also includes election of Honorary and Executive Committee members.

Any business required by a member to be considered at AGM must be submitted in writing to the Secretary at least 60 days before the AGM.

Online voting is available 28 days prior to the AGM.


AGM 2021 will be held virtually. A provisional date for 20th September 2021 at 19.00 has been set. Confirmation of this date/time will be announced here and on social media.


Election to the Executive Committee

All members of the Executive Committee must resign annually, and nominations are invited for each position. 

Nominations to the Executive Committee must be submitted using the Nominations to the Executive of NBE form. Written nominations should be received at least 60 day prior to the AGM. The remaining vacant posts will be filled from the floor at the AGM.

Each nomination must include the consent of the nominee and be supported by two seconders. All nominees, their proposers and the seconders must be current members of NBE at the time of nomination and election at AGM otherwise the nomination shall become void.

Where nominations exceed vacancies election will be by ballot.

Successful nominees will take their position on the Exec at the AGM.


The date and time of the AGM, deadline for written nominations and updated Nominations to the Executive of NBE forms will be published via the Members Forum and Blog ahead of the AGM.

Online voting will be available on the website.

Associated documentation, including the Executive Reports, Agenda and Minutes of the previous year’s AGM will be posted on the Members Forum when the online voting goes live.