Annual General Meeting 2023

Published 20/09/2023

Letter from the Honorary Secretary

With this year’s conference, BSEcho 2023, being available in a hybrid format, the BSE Annual General Meeting (AGM) will also be hybrid.

There will be three ways in which BSE members can attend the AGM.

  1. In person for those attending BSEcho 2023 physically
  2. Online for those attending BSEcho 2023 virtually; the AGM is part of the main programme and will be available automatically to those attending virtually. 
  3. Online for those who are not attending BSEcho in either format; in this instance, members will need to register to attend.

Please note that those who attend online, either as part of conference attendance (option 2) or as a separate registration (option 3) and who wish to vote on the ordinary resolutions, will be required to email a proxy vote 48 hours ahead of the meeting using the below proxy voting form.  Any member who is unable to attend in either format is also invited to vote using the below form.

Further details regarding pre-registration for the virtual meeting are available below. In the meantime, if you have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

Yours sincerely

Mrs Jude Skipper
Honorary Secretary, British Society of Echocardiography

2022 Annual General Meeting minutes and 2023 Committee reports

Register to attend virtually

Please note that you must be logged in as a member to register for this meeting. Do not register if you are already registered for BSEcho 2023.

Submit a question

Please note that all questions must be submitted by 1.30 pm on Thursday 12 October 2023.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Saturday 14 October 2023, 1.30 pm - 2.15 pm

Notice is hereby given that this year’s Annual General Meeting of the British Society of Echocardiography (the “Company”) will be held at the International Convention Centre Wales, Coldra Woods. Newport, South Wales, NP18 1HQ and virtually on Saturday 14th October 2023 to transact the business set out below.

1 Accounts

 To receive the draft accounts of the Company for the financial year ended 31 March 2023 together with the report of the directors. 

2 Other business

 To transact any other business appropriate to be considered at an Annual General Meeting, including:

  1. Apologies for absence;
  2. To receive and approve the minutes of the 2022 Annual General Meeting;
  3. Notification of deaths;
  4. Honorary Secretary’s Report, including the election of new BSE trustees and membership summary;
  5. Finance Trustee’s Report;
  6. Appointment of the Company’s bankers and auditor or independent financial examiner*;
  7. Company activities, including answers to questions raised in advance on the published reports from the following committees;
    1. Accreditation report
    2. Clinical Standards report
    3. Echo Research and Practice report
    4. Education report
    5. Membership Resources report
    6. Workforce report


That the Company re-appoints NatWest, Bank of Scotland and Chase de Vere as the Company's bankers.


That the Company re-appoints Sayer Vincent as auditor or appoints Caroline Sharpe as the Company's independent financial examiner as appropriate* at the end of the financial year.

  1. Outgoing President’s message and Presidential handover;
  2. Incoming President's message; and
  3. any other business, including matters arising from the 2022 Annual General Meeting minutes and not dealt with elsewhere or any matters raised by members and not covered elsewhere in the Agenda.

By order of the board

Dr Claire Colebourn
President, British Society of Echocardiography
Unit 111, The Print Rooms, 164-180 Union Street, London, SE1 0LH

Note to the Notice of Annual General Meeting of the Company

A member may appoint a proxy to vote at the Annual General Meeting on their behalf. Please see the details below.

*If income exceeds £1 million a full audit is required

Proxy voting slip

Please copy the text below, personalise it and send to [email protected] to secure your proxy vote by 1.30 pm on Thursday 12 October 2023.


I, [..Company Member's name and address..], being a Company Member of the above-named company hereby appoint: the Chair as my proxy to vote on my behalf at the annual general meeting of the Company to be held on the 14th day of October 2023 and at any adjournment thereof. This form is to be used in respect of the resolutions mentioned below as follows:

Resolution 1 *for *against
*delete as appropriate

Resolution 2 *for *against
*delete as appropriate

Signed [] this [] day of [..month year..]