The EC are delighted to announce the appointment of Rachel Wilcox as the new BIS Registrar. She takes over from her mother, Jennifer Hewitt, who has held the office for many years and for whose dedicated and diligent work for the Society in this and other capacities we are all very grateful.

We are equally delighted to announce that Christine Jarvis has taken over from Margaret Criddle as seed scheme officer. Margaret, who was ably assisted by Janet Miller in dealing with email requests, has also served the Society in this capacity for many years with great success.

I am sure that all members would join me in expressing our heartfelt gratitude to two long serving officers now taking a well earned rest and we wish their worthy successors well in their new roles.

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