Your Council and Secretariat have been really busy over the Summer months. The ECS Card Scheme has got off to a positive start, with a number of members and indeed, new members, sitting the Health & Safety exam and they are now proud recipients of their cards. At the recent PLASA London Show, we received outstanding interest for new membership, which Ros and our Membership Committee are now following up.
You may remember that in the Summer magazine, I mentioned that we are introducing a new ‘cloud-based’ membership database. Well, the ‘behind the scenes’ work on this is moving forward really well. We are now working on the new Members’ Access Portal. This portal will also allow registrations for our events in the future and we hope that the ﬁrst major use of this will be for visitor registration for ISCVEx 2018. We will keep you all fully informed when this is ready to go live.
As President, I am really pleased to announce that our Directors and Council have unanimously agreed to the investment in the creation of a brand new ISCVE website. Work has just started on this long-term project. The new site will be a central focus for all ISCVE activities going forward. Eventually it will offer a ‘Centre of Technical Learning’ for our industry. The site will also offer ‘E-Commerce’ facilities through the Members’ Portal for subscription payments, event registration and relevant payments. The site will ‘go live’ in stages going forward. Eventually it will offer a ‘Centre of Technical Learning’ for our industry. The site will also offer ‘E-Commerce’ facilities through the Members’ Portal for subscription payments, event registration and relevant payments. The site will ‘go live’ in stages – hopefully before the end of this year, with sections being added throughout 2018.
The site will also be tablet and smartphone friendly and there will be a new focus on more up-to-date industry news within the site. ISCVE will again be present at the ‘BPM/Pro’ trade show at the NEC on 22 and 23 October and we look forward again to seeing some members at this event. The exhibitor list is continuing to grow for ISCVEx 2018 and it is time to consider booking a table for the ISCVE Networking Dinner on the eve of the exhibition. Please look and register for this on the dedicated ISCVEx page – What is ISCVEx?