Our March event was kindly hosted by AIM Member, the New Forest Outdoor Centre. We heard presentations from a mix of speakers on a variety of topics. The centre provided us with an excellent barbeque lunch and a tour of some of the outdoor facilities available at the site.
AIM Director, Bob Edwards of Stubbers Outdoor Centre, set the tone for the day’s proceedings with a humorous, entertaining and engaging overview of his life in the outdoor industry.
Keith Ovenden, from A Mind 4 Adventure, highlighted the benefits of implementing a robust system of Trauma Risk Management for outdoor professionals who may be involved in a traumatic incident.
A regular presence at the member events is Sophia Reed, from BLM, who gave a reassuring presentation of the legal support available through AIM. She provided an update on an AIM case and prompted some interesting questions from participants.
Many providers tell us they are interested in hearing from specialists in the outdoor industry so we were very happy to welcome Paolo Fubini, from Arrampica, who discussed the role of the technical adviser and the need for change.
Our last guest speaker was also an AIM Member Zoe McLean, from A to Z Expeditions, who presented an outline of the Duke of Edinburgh scheme and the risks and challenges associated with DofE expeditions.
The day’s final update came from AIM Mutual Manager, Shaun Fyson and industry specialist, James Willis, on AIM’s growth and development plus claims trends.
Members of AIM can request copies of all presentations by emailing [email protected] on request.