The UKSpill Association - Chairman's report on 2012, and outlook for 2013

The Association has seen another successful year in growing its membership, both Corporate and for the Accreditation Scheme in 2012. The industry is modest in size and yet the numbers keep increasing steadily, which is recognition of the team who work to deliver the events and activities.

The highlight at the beginning of the year was for UKSpill to host Interspill 2012, in London, for the third time. Whilst in terms of overall numbers it was equal to 2006, in terms of scale of the exhibition, conference, seminars and workshops it was much larger. The Interspill Steering Committee has IPIECA, EMSA as well as the Norwegian, French, Eurospill and UK trade associations as its owners, together with permanent support from IMO, ITOPF, IOPC, Cedre and OSRL (see www.Interspill.org). It is this group which is key to its success, and UKSpill takes an active role with more representatives than others, and it is also managed by UKSpill. The next event is in 2015, and it will shortly be announced that this will be held in Amsterdam - planning is already underway.

UKSpill, in its ATO role, also secured UKTI TAP funding for members to attend the Oil Spill India event in 2012. After 6 years, the MCA contract with UKSpill ended in June, and it has been a major support for the Accreditation Scheme in particular, as it has been upgraded. In 2012, UKSpill secured a role as a Work Package leader with two EU projects, Netmar and Kill Spill, both of which have a value to UKSpill over the next 4 years totalling Euro170,000. The purpose is for UKSpill to hold events to bring science and industry together.

The Accreditation Scheme has seen steady progress culminating in the launch of the Accreditation Manual at the year end. New accreditations and re-accreditations continue with the independent assessors. The contract for the ARMS project, in conjunction with Oil & Gas UK was signed later in 2012, and the training courses will be launched in early 2013 for Shoreline Cleanup modules to bolt on to the Accreditation scheme.

UKSpill is now working with the Nautical Institute and Cla:ire to secure recognition of the Accreditation Scheme, and aims to link with other organisations to support spill related training.

The Inlandspill Seminar was relaunched in 2012, and will be held again in April 2013 at the Fire Service College. It is expected that a marine event will be held in the summer in conjunction with the EU projects.

SpillAlert 10 was published in December and was the platform to launch the UKSpill App, a free to download App from iTunes and Android App stores (see www.Interspill.org for details or go to the App stores). This development puts the resources of UKSpill, and its members, in peoples smartphones.

UKSpill continues to grow, both in its role as a trade association, and also with the Accreditation Scheme for Spill Contractors, which many of you will belong to. UKSpill now has over 120 members. The UKSpill Association is always conscious that it has to deliver on value to members, and this is based on its 3 key objectives, to promote its members, to provide information, and to raise standards. Our website, www.Interspill.org is the vehicle for this and the new App emphasises our determination.

Glyn Humphries
Chairman, UKSpill Association

 

UKSPILL LTD Accounts 2010-2012

   
2009-10
£
 
2010-11
£
2010-12*
*18 months
Revenue        
Membership Fees
38,050
38,804
89,069
Sponsored Links and Spill Alerts
24,055
15,750
33,533
Events
23,190
1,175
4,261
Accreditation Fees
30,825
48,310
72,165
MCA Contract/Other cons
19,506
19,036
30,472
ATO
6,175
3,400
3,400
Misc Sales
416
697
 
 
141,801
126,891
233,597
 
 
Costs
 
Fleetward Admin
48,000
56,266
107,912
Travel/Subsistence/Motor
18,158
24,134
36,832
Accreditation
27,634
14,454
20,853
Marketing
23,241
19,571
25,459
Events
29,047
1,485
4,801
Other Costs
2,976
4,579
7,452
 
 
 
149,056
120,489
203,309
 
 
Net Profit/Loss for Year to Date
-7,255
6,402
30,288
         

Balance Sheet

Cash at Bank
5,999
7,154
4,464
       
Debtors
   
 
23,209
1,558
62,588
 
29,208
8,712
67,052
Creditors
   
 
10,610
8,498
18,168
 
18,598
214
48,884
Profit & Loss Account      
Profit Brought Forward
25,851
18,596
25,000
Add: Profit for Year to Date
-7,255
6,402
30,288
Issued Share Capital
2
2
2
18,598
25,000
55,290