Holiday Inn and Veolia

27 September 2017

 

On 27th Septemeber 2017 the EIA held their Autumn meeting in the Salmon Suite of the Holiday Inn Birmingham North, Cannock, followed by a hot buffet lunch served in the hotel restaurant.  The meeting was well attended and there was good participation in a full agenda.

Following the meeting, members transferred to the Veolia waste recycling power plant for what proved to be a very interesting and informative meeting.

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Veolia Environmental Services opened this 26 MW waste to energy facility in May 2014.  It will process around 300,000 tonnes of residual waste each year in Staffordshire.  The facility was developed as a part of Staffordshire County Council’s target of sending zero waste to landfill, while maximising recycling.

EIA GENERAL MEETING AT THE NATIONAL COAL MINING MUSEUM, WAKEFIELD

26 September 2018 at 10.30 am

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The meeting will take place in the Prince of Wales Room at the National Coal Mining Museum, Overton, Wakefield WF4 4RH.   Refreshments will be available from 10 am onwards.  A hot lunch will be served followed by desert and tea or coffee, from 12.30 pm. 
After lunch members will listen to a talk given by one of the mining engineers followed by an underground tour in two groups, lasting approximately one hour, as well as surface exhibitions.

EIA GENERAL MEETING AT THE LOWRY, SALFORD QUAYS

24 January 2018 at 10.30 am

The meeting will take place in the Hexagon Room The Lowry, Pier 8 Salford Quays, M50 3AZ.
Refreshments will be available from 10 am onwards.  A hot fork buffet lunch will be served followed by desert and tea or coffee, from 12.30 pm.
Members can spend time in the afternoon exploring the Lowry Arts and Entertainment Centre

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AT THE MERCURE HAYDOCK HOTEL

FRIDAY 21st APRIL 2017

The EIA held its Annual General Meeting at the Mercure Haydock Hotel, Haydock Park.   Presentation of the Eddie Porter Shield was made for a consecutive year to Paul Mullins, who won the EIA Annual Golf Competition in the morning at the Ashton-in-Makerfield Golf Club. Other winners were Nearest the pin – Rickie Moore and theTeam Prize – Steve Nolan, Michael Aaron, Neil Priest, Lee Buckley.

The meeting concluded with the Tom Eland Memorial Lecture which this year was given by Guest speaker John Young.  John is responsible for assessing and reporting back to the Bank of England on business and the economy in the North West. John spoke informatively and with some humour about recent economic factors, explaining how forecasts and decisions on interest rates were made   A complimentary bar tab opened at 6 pm and dinner was served in the hotel restaurant at 7 pm.  As usual, the dinner, drinks and overnight accommodation on a B&B basis were paid for by the EIA up to a maximum of two representatives from each Member company.

EIA GENERAL MEETING AT ROCESTER & JCB FACTORY TOUR

WEDNESDAY 25 JANUARY 2017

 

A meeting of the EIA at a hotel near Rocester, Staffordshire, is to be arranged with lunch included. It will be followed in the afternoon by a guided tour of the nearby JC B factory. The visit cannot be arranged until 3 months beforehand and so at present it is unconfirmed. J.C. Bamford Excavators Limited, universally known as JCB, is a British multinational corporation, with headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshire, manufacturing equipment for construction, agriculture, waste handling and demolition. It is the world’s third-largest construction equipment manufacturer and produces over 300 types of machines, including diggers (backhoes), excavators, tractors and diesel engines. It has 22 factories across Asia, Europe, North America, and South America and its products are sold in over 150 countries.

 

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GENERAL MEETING AT HEYSHAM POWER STATION, LANCASTER

WEDNESDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2015

The meeting took place in the visitor centre at 10.30 am. Refreshments were provided from 10 am onwards and a buffet lunch after the meeting was over.   A guided tour of Heysham 2 with its two nuclear reactors and 660 MW generators was arranged in the afternoon. Security regulations were very thorough and required photographic ID to be provided before joining this tour.   The tour guides had an exceptional knowledge of both technical and historical details.  The view of the top of the reactors while refuelling took place was an extraordinary sight.  The visit was acknowledged as providing a fascinating insight into this form of power generation.

GENERAL MEETING AT THE NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM, SOLIHULL

WEDNESDAY 27th JANUARY 2016

The National Motorcycle Museum is close to Junction 6 of the M6, at which point, visitors should leave the motorway and follow the signs to the Museum (B92 0EJ). Car parking is free.

The meeting will start at 10.30 am in the Balcony Suite which is on the upper floor. On arrival, delegates will be offered refreshments and after the meeting is concluded at about 12.45, there will be a hot buffet lunch provided in the same room. At the end of the lunch, delegates will be free to tour the museum where some 850 motorcycles are on display. All costs will be met by the Association.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AT THE THISTLE HOTEL, HAYDOCK PARK

FRIDAY 22nd APRIL 2016

The EIA will hold its Annual General Meeting at the Thistle Hotel, Haydock Park.   A presentation of the Eddie Porter Shield for the EIA Annual Golf Competition will be made following the morning annual golf tournament at the Ashton-in-Makerfield Golf Club.  First tee will be at 7.30 am.

The meeting will conclude with the Tom Eland Memorial Lecture which this year will be given by Theresa Griffin, MEP for North West England, who will talk on the co-ordination of national energy policies and carbon capture technology.   A complimentary bar tab will open at 6 pm and  dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant at 7 pm.  As usual, the dinner, drinks and overnight accommodation on a B&B basis will be paid for by the EIA up to a maximum of two representatives from each Member company.

GENERAL MEETING AT THE NATIONAL SPACE CENTRE, LEICESTER

WEDNESDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 2016

This meeting has been arranged to take place in the Shuttle Suite at The National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester LE4 5NS. The Centre is on the North side of the city.  Registration will be at the front desk of the museum where staff will be prepared for your visit.    The meeting will start at 10.30 am with refreshments available from 10 am.  At 12.45 pm a lunch will be served in the same room.

Delegates will be welcome to tour the museum from 13.30 onwards with no extra charge.  Visit the 3 story 42 m tall Rocket Tower and the themed galleries displaying rockets, satellites and interactive exhibitions about space travel.

GENERAL MEETING AT HEYSHAM POWER STATION, LANCASTER

WEDNESDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2015

The meeting took place in the visitor centre at 10.30 am. Refreshments were provided from 10 am onwards and a buffet lunch after the meeting was over.   A guided tour of Heysham 2 with its two nuclear reactors and 660 MW generators was arranged in the afternoon. Security regulations were very thorough and required photographic ID to be provided before joining this tour.   The tour guides had an exceptional knowledge of both technical and historical details.  The view of the top of the reactors while refuelling took place was an extraordinary sight.  The visit was acknowledged as providing a fascinating insight into this form of power generation.