Newsletter - Issue 137

New Members

The FIA is delighted to welcome new members,  AM Electrics (Renewables) Ltd, and Diban Ltd, both new Corporate members who have joined since our last newsletter.

2020 FIA Summer Seminar

Our major annual event, the FIA Summer Seminar, will run again in 2020. Confirmed dates for the event are  Thursday 4th & Friday 5th June 2020, when the venue will once again be Whittlebury Hall, Nr. Towcester, Northants NN12 8QH. We’ve used this venue for several years now, and found that is suits our event very well. Make a note for your diary to reserve those dates, to be sure you can attend.

For companies considering sponsoring our prestigious event, full details will be available early in the new year.

For those wishing to review the 2019 Seminar content, full sets of presentation slides are available to download from our website.

Report on the FIA AGM

The 2019 Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday 3rd December, at The Saracens Head Hotel, Towcester, Northants NN12 6BX.  Notable presentations included the FIA’s draft year-end accounts to 31st August 2019, which can be found here for those who wish to review them.

Notable events included the retirement of Paul Bateson, FIA Chairman, who has served on the FIA Council for more than 21 years.  Paul was presented with an engraved pocket watch in recognition of his service.

Two new Council members were appointed during the AGM, namely Steven Brown of Gabocom Ltd, and Dan Little of J. Brand Ltd.

The minutes of the AGM will be available shortly and will be added to the appropriate web page.

New FIA Certified Trainers

The FIA Qualification Scheme  has welcomed new FIA Certified Trainers, all of whom have taken the Certified Trainer examination, and passed.

Sincere Congratulations to:

Thomas Andrews
RAF Digby

Aaron Summerhayes
RAF Digby

Clive Keen
RAF Digby

John Cole
RAF Digby

Stephen Clifton
RAF Digby

Scott McLean
RAF Henlow

Our new Certified Trainers join a rarefied list of those who have passed the exam. The full list of all FIA Certified Trainers can be found here.

FIA Videos in the Making

Our new Council member, Steven Brown,  is planning a series of short video clips about our members, their organisations, capabilities, projects and successes, etc. If you have something that may be of interest let us know. (Please send your company name and a short paragraph about the project or subject to the FIA Secretariat, to get things going).

Finally, signing off for Christmas, we wish all our members Season’s Greetings and a Prosperous New Year!

Newsletter – Issue 140

Welcome to the June 2020 Fibre Optic Industry Association Newsletter. We hope this finds you safe, well and still sane in the current lockdown.

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