Many thanks from the Midland Branch to Trevor Box for his chairmanship, with the branch growing in strength during his period at the reins.  Thanks also to the branch committee and all members for their support.

The branch held an informal committee meeting on 24th July, specifically to arrange the branch meeting programme for the next 12+ month period. The following preliminary schedule has been arranged, this year a September evening event is proposed along with the December Branch meeting and ICORR AGM. For the December meeting we have chosen a theme of Pipelines with presentations from across the industry on the integrity of pipeline systems.

A one day Branch event is proposed for June next year, full details to be provided in due course. Provisional plans have been made for a steam train corrosion related meeting, and possible train ride + food, again more details to be published in due course.

The branch is looking to have the coatings industry of the midlands better represented, and those interested please make contact Bill Whittaker, at bwhittaker@cathodicengineering.co.uk, plus willing speakers are also invited to make contact so we can include them within our up-coming events programme.