50th Annual General Meeting
Thursday 29 April 2021, 18:30
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50th Annual General Meeting of the British Society of Flavourists.

The meeting will take place on the 29th April 2021 at 18.30 Via Zoom.


All members are free to attend but registration is essential in order to gain access to the call. Please contact Trevor Groome- Honorary Vice President and acting Secretary (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you have any questions.  

For those voting members unable to attend who would like to transfer their vote to another member, please complete our online proxy vote form (you will need to log in to My BSF to access).

The AGM is your opportunity to hear a review of the Society’s work during the past year, examine the financial details of the Society and assist in the election of the Society’s Council.

Over the last two years The Society has increased its online activity, with all council meetings taking place online as well as the hosting of many world-renowned speakers. This has had the positive effects of encouraging global engagement and continuing to serve as a great platform for educating those new to the industry as well as those more senior.

There are still several vacancies on Council. This poses a great opportunity to get more involved; if you are interested in joining the council please contact a member of council for more information or complete a nomination form. Being a member of the BSF Council is both rewarding and greatly valued. Council members can be reimbursed for out of pocket expenses incurred on Council duty. With the greater accessibility, allowed by online interfaces, the Council now includes members not based in the UK.

Nominations are sought from the membership for general positions on the Council in Vice President, Fellow, Associate and Affiliate grades of membership.

We are always looking for guest speakers to address the membership with talks which are relevant to our Industry if you know of anyone willing to give a talk/lecture please let the Council know.

If you feel you may be of service or have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask any Council member.

The Current Council and upcoming vacancies: 

President: Martin Walsh (Retires having served his full term and becomes Immediate Past President)

Vice President: Trevor Groome (Retires having served his full term and becomes Honorary President)

Immediate Past President: Paul Filby (Retires having served his full term)

Honorary Treasurer: Mark Milward  (Retires and offers himself for re-election, he is The Council's candidate) 

Honorary Secretary: Christina Dietz (Retires leaving one vacancy)    

Honorary Membership Secretary: Stephen Hart (Retires and offers himself for re-election, he is The Council's candidate)   

Special Advisor to the Council: Dave Baines (Continues to serve)


Ordinary Members


  • Bimal Karmakar (Has served the 2nd year of his three year term and continues to serve)
  • John Forbes (Has served the 2nd year of his three year term and continues to serve)
  • Anne Kimber (Has served the second year of her second term and retires, leaving one vacancy)


  • Ján Peťka (Has served the first year of his first three year term and continues to serve)
  • Martyn Warner (Has served the second of his first term and continues to serve)
  • Two Vacancies


  • Three vacancies

Student member: 

  • One vacancy


Yours faithfully,

Trevor Groome
Honorary Vice President, British Society of Flavourists


BSF Constitution and Rules (Excerpt relating to AGM)


The Society shall each year hold a General Meeting as its Annual General Meeting. Each Annual General Meeting shall be held within twelve weeks after the end of the financial year of the Society. The business of each Annual General Meeting will comprise the following:

                        The Chairman's Report

                        The Treasurer's Report

                        Election of Officers and Members of the Council

                        Appointment of Auditors

                        Other Business


The Chairman's Report will be in essence the Annual Report of the Council but can include last minute information of importance to the Society.

The Treasurer's Report will cover the Balance Sheet and the Statement of Revenue and Expenditure.

Election of Officers and Ordinary Members of the Council...



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