2017 AGM Report

The Annual General Meeting of the Standard Steam Locomotive Company Ltd, parent organisation of The ‘Clan’ Project, was held at ‘Steam’, the museum of the Great Western Railway in Swindon, on the afternoon of Saturday 15th July 2017; being preceded, on the morning of the same day, by a full Council of Management meeting

This was an extremely successful event, where the progress in the acquisition of frame parts, over the past twelve (12) months, was explained in detail to those present, using a PowerPoint presentation written for the purpose (see illustration).  

A sizeable number of members attended and showed themselves to be fully engaged with proceedings, there being many and varied questions and suggestions from the floor and a considerable amount of donations were taken on the day, along with persons joining as new members.

Items from our branded goods range were on sale, and some members bought items there and then, with others ordering clothing in specific sizes, which has since been ordered to their requirements.

At the AGM, membership secretary Allan Jones was nominated for the vacant Chairman’s position by the membership, and was duly elected to that position. This change in the management team was brought about by the regrettable and unexpected decision of Chairman Elect, Alan Lowe, not to stand for formal election, due to ever increasing constraints on his time and availability - a decision received with much sadness by the Council of Management.

Commercial Director Bob Ife and B.R.S.L.O.G. Representative, and Sales & Trading Officer, Chris Jones, were also unanimously re-elected to their respective posts, in line with the Council’s ‘three year’ rule.

The newly elected Chairman will continue in the role of membership secretary conjointly, there being no difficulty in combining the two positions at the present time.

Currently we are actively seeking to recruit a Company Secretary, Vice Chairman, and a Media/Publicity advisor, in order to further strengthen the management team as we move toward the commencement of the build.

Vacancy for Company Secretary

Here at the 'Clan Project', we are approaching a pivotal point in our undertaking, with the construction of the mainframes of 72010 'Hengist', expected to start imminently.

With this in mind, we are keen to strengthen the organisation's Management Team and are looking for individuals who have an interest in new build steam locomotives and, who would like to join us as we press forward.

In the first instance, we are looking for someone with the knowledge and skills to perform the role of 

Company Secretary 

This role would, we envisage, encompass the following duties:

  • Safekeeping and archiving of company records
  • Efficient administration of the project, ensuring compliance with statutory obligations
  • Organising meetings, venues, agendas and Minutes
  • Correspondence with Companies House, the Charities Commission, other Statutory Bodies and interested parties

This is not an exclusive list and may be amended as the needs of the business dictate.

Applicants should be aware that this is a voluntary position, as are all other positions on the Management Team, and no remuneration or benefits are to be expected, other than verified expenses, which will be reimbursed.

Applications, in writing, should be made to:

The Directors
The Standard Steam Locomotive Company Limited
97 Pingle Road
Millhouses
Sheffield
S7 2LN

June 12th Update

It seems like ages since the last update. No we haven't been taking a break, quite the opposite! Plans are underway with Rileys to put together a build plan, the bolting arrangement has been agreed, the last of the components are being machined and we continue to collect the certification documents.

One curve ball has been the introduction of updated Rail Industry Standards (RIS). This has involved some extra documentation which has been passed to our certification body.

So a quiet month in terms of big news but a very busy period under the surface.

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