Saturday, 19 December 2015

Blog #69 - Season's Greetings

With Christmas being less than a week away all of us at the EBU in Aylesbury would like to send the best wishes of EBU staff to all of our members and many volunteers  for a happy festive season and a healthy New Year.

2015 delivered its usual array of surprises.  We had a massive year of media interest in our court cases with Sport England and HMRC.  The latter has been referred to the European Court for a ruling as our case has international connotations that can only be resolved at that level.  The former case against Sport England was resolved against us, but we have applied for leave to appeal to the Appeal Court, on advice of our Counsel.   The intense media interest from all branches of the media, was very positive and appears to have generated interest from the public in learning more about how they can get involved in bridge.

Sometime in the first part of 2016 our new membership management system will be going live.  This new system, which is very modern in software terms, will allow us to be more efficient and to provide a better service to all, our members, clubs and every part of the EBU.  We will keep you informed as to when this will go live, but we hope to achieve this with minimal disruption.

Barry Capal