IQ West of England Branch - AGM & Dinner

AGM event
16 January 2023, 17:30


After the ‘nearly event’ of last year which was thwarted at the last minute by Covid, we are delighted to welcome you back to our grand return of the opening event of our year.

The Annual General Meeting for the West of England Branch will be held at The Double Tree by Hilton, Woodlands Lane, Bradley Stoke North Bristol. This venue has proved to be both convenient to locate and exit the car park. The AGM will commence at 5.30pm prompt in The Redcliffe Room No.1 on Monday, 16th January 2023.

A cash bar, located in the Redcliffe Lobby is available from 6pm with the customary dinner commencing at 6.30pm in the Redcliffe Rooms 2 and 3. This year’s after dinner presentation will be 'Reopening the Portishead line and 'The story so far' by Alan Matthews who is Chair of the Portishead Railway Group.

The ticket cost will be £45.00 per head with a reduced rate of £35.00 for students and retirees. As a welcome back, a prize draw will be included in the price of your ticket with prizes kindly donated by local businesses and members.

During these difficult times the IQ Benevolent Fund has asked Branches to help where they can so we will donating a contribution from the ticket price to this worthy cause. As you are all aware, Covid is here to stay and we have been managing the risk in our work places and at social events. We support and encourage those same measures at this event and would respectfully ask that all persons attending be fully vaccinated and if any symptoms experienced, please do not come to the event. Sanitising measures will be available as well as sufficient washing facilities to ensure every opportunity for good hygiene is offered.

We are always seeking new committee members, anyone wishing to stand for election to the committee, should contact me by return, using the attached nomination form. Any member who wishes to nominate another member for election, must also complete the attached form, ensuring that the nominee is prepared to stand for election.

Individuals and companies who wish to book seats should contact me at the above address or via e-mail, as soon as possible, completing the enclosed reply slip. Cheques should be made payable to “The Institute of Quarrying, West of England Branch” or paid into the West of England Branch account 40-09-19 account number 21131737 advising me of the transaction.

Seating arrangements for dinner will be round tables of 10 Maximum.

Please find attached:

AGM/DINNER attendance slip

Booking form: Nominations for Branch Committee positions 

Please click here for agenda

Please note that Parking Eye is in operation at the hotel. Car Parking is offered complimentary to Branch Members attending both the AGM and dinner. However, ALL vehicles MUST be registered on arrival using one of the terminals in the hotel reception. Any car not registered will be fined by Parking Eye.

All correspondence must be received by me ASAP to secure your place at this limited table event and the latest date is by Friday, 6th January 2023.

Please confirm to Rod Noble on


Otto Karhunen, Branch Chair, West of England Branch

Confirm your attendance for this event

Registrations for this event are now closed, please contact the office on 0115 972 9995 or to enquire about any cancellations or spaces on the waiting list.