Celebrates 25th Anniversary
will be celebrations all round at next year's BETA International
as the first day of the fair, February 16 is the 25th anniversary
of the association being registered as a company.
in 1978 by Antony Wakeham MBE, the team at BETA is planning a series
of events throughout 2003 to celebrate the 25th birthday.
Chief Executive and Secretary Claire Williams said: "We will
mark the anniversary with an official celebration on the first day
of BETA International and hope to gather as many past presidents
together as we can.
will be followed by further events to mark the anniversary, which
we are currently in the process of planning.
in 1978, a membership of 80 was achieved in the first 6 months and
the first BETA council meetings took place the same year with Harold
Knight being elected as the first BETA Chairman. It is incredible
to look back and see how the association has changed and developed.
are delighted that BETA is now regarded as the driving force in
lobbying, offering advice to the whole industry and being there
to support members on a wide range of issues.
25th birthday is a great occasion to celebrate and we would like
the whole industry to support the anniversary.