ETEMA UK, the Engineering Training Equipment Manufacturers Association, is the UK trade association of manufacturers and experts in every engineering discipline, offering the latest and most effective solutions for teaching engineering and technical subjects.
Who are ETEMA members?
|Flite Electronics International
|P A Hilton
Engineering Training Equipment Manufacturers Association UK (ETEMA UK)
Terms of Reference
a. Members of the Group must be full or associate members of BESA and be wholly UK owned companies, or UK registered subsidiaries, involved in all of the product design, sub-assembly, final-assembly, inspection and testing, and support mechanisms, in the UK, of education and training products and services within the disciplines of engineering – with these activities in the UK accounting for at least 50% of turnover.
b. The Group is known as the ‘Engineering Training Equipment Manufacturers Association UK’ (ETEMA UK) Group of BESA.
c. Any member of BESA may make written application to the BESA secretariat to join the Group and such applications will be presented at the next Group meeting. Applicants which can satisfy the Group that they fit the description defined in paragraph a), shall be admitted to membership of the Group, subject to a 75% majority vote at the meeting, and subject to right of appeal of the Executive Council on refusal. The Council’s decision shall be final.
d. Should any member of the Group have a conflict of interest, then they will voluntarily leave the meeting for the duration of the item in question. If the individual does not voluntarily leave, the Chairman will ask them to leave. If any member comes to the meeting knowing that they have a conflict of interest, it should be made known at the beginning of the meeting.
e. The Chairman of the Group (or a representative nominated by the Group from amongst its members) will be co-opted to membership of the Executive Council of BESA. The Chairman of BESA is, ex officio, a member of the Group and is entitled to attend its meetings.
f. The Group is entitled to call meetings which will be serviced by the BESA secretariat. Any abnormal costs may have to be charged, as decided by the Executive Council.
g. Copies of the minutes of the proceedings of the Group will be submitted to the Executive Council.
h. In the event of the Group deciding to undertake a course of action leading to or becoming liable to any costs or expenditure over and above the provision expressed in paragraph e) above, or as determined by the Executive Council, such expenditure shall be borne by members of the Group.
i. In the event of the Group wishing BESA to undertake a course of action on its behalf such proposed action shall first be approved by the Executive Council.
j. A Chairman and Vice-Chairman shall be elected each year at the Group’s first meeting following the BESA Annual General Meeting. The Chairman and ViceChairman shall be serve for one year, subject to re-election for a second year, two years being the maximum period of continuous service in one office. The Chairman and Vice-Chairman shall be from separate member companies.
k. These provisions will come into effect immediately after approval by the Executive Council which must also approve any future proposals for change.
l. Based on one vote per member, decisions taken at a Group meeting will be simple majority with the Chairman having a casting vote.