The event in 2017 will again be held, by popular request, at the Coombe Abbey Hotel near Coventry on 6th April 2017.

Speakers confirmed so far are from HSE and DVLA, with more to follow. 

The timings of the event are still being worked on although it is expected that the formalities of the AGM will start the proceedings at 11.30 to allow plenty of time to travel up, down or across !

As usual with our event the actual AGM ( Open to members only), the buffet lunch, teas and coffees and indeed the afternoon Seminar are all free of charge to members and their guests. 

Moving to the evening, the evening dinner will be followed by our entertainment for the event (suitable for all!), the raffle which is almost an event in itself and finally the presentation of the Combellack award. The award on this occasion has already been decided after a number of suggestions from both outside and within the Federation and hopefully will be a total and well earned surprise to almost everyone attending.

The displayers will all be Strategic Partners of the Federation both long standing and new as it has been decided that as it is these companies that choose to support the members then it is these that have the benefit of displaying. 

The invitation letters and booking forms will be despatched BY EMAIL on the first working day after the Christmas festivities. Should you prefer a posted invite etc then please make contact with the office on 01303 814325 as soon as you are able.

The Hotel has on hold 50 rooms for our use and this year we managed to fill them so it is  important to book promptly to avoid disappointment and it is far more cost effective to share a room either as double or twin format although single occupancy is also catered for. If you wish to only stay for the evening meal and entertainment then this is also available.

Please remember that this is YOUR  event and probably the only opportunity to speak personally to representatives of Government Departments which is a reason to attend on its own.

We had over 80 attendees last year which I would like to try and beat this year if at all possible.


Finally I would like to thank Dave Harcourt of DH Systems for kindly sponsoring the table wine at Dinner. 


I look forward to seeing you all at the event.