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The Constitution

Article 1: The Name, Seat and Objectives

Article 2: Aims

The aims of the Association are:

Article 3: Objectives

The Association will seek to achieve the aims expressed in Article 2 by means of a range of objectives.  These objectives include, but are not limited, to the following:

Article 4: Membership

Ordinary membership shall be available to any educational institution delivering a business curriculum to full-time and/or part-time students from the age of 16.  Such institutions should normally be those recognised by the relevant national or regional education department for the state in which they are situated. They may also include those private institutions that Businet accepts as offering equivalent education and training programmes.

In the case of ordinary membership, a member has the following rights and obligations, namely;

Associate membership shall be available to any enterprise, either public or private, which supports the aims and objectives of the Association.

In the case of associate membership, a member is entitled to enjoy all the rights contained in Article 4.3 with the exception of Articles 4.3.2, 4.3.3 and 4.3.5.

The membership rights of an associate member shall cease automatically on receipt by the President of a notice in writing of the member's intention to terminate its membership.

Article 5: Management

Article 6: The Annual General Meeting

Article 7: Board of Management Membership

Article 8: Financial Management

Article 9: Notices

All documents notices and correspondence sent by a member shall be effectively served either by posting them to the Administration Officer at the address contained on the website of the Association. New Replacement Appendix contained below

 

The members of the Board of Management shall have the following responsibilities:

The President of the Association

The General Manager

The Board Members

The Administrative Officer shall have the following responsibilities:

. The proposed structure is as follows:

 

Appendix

 

Roles

The President of the Association

The General Manager

The Board Members (Three posts)

Each member to be given specific roles. Those roles would be;

The term of office for a Board member would be three years. The periods of office would operate on a rolling programme, so one Board member would be elected each year. A plan to achieve this is attached as an appendix.

The Finance Manager, appointed by AGM, and with same contractual arrangements as currently are in place for the Administrative Officer shall have the following responsibilities:

The Administrative Officer (appointed annually by Board / General Manger)

Terms of Office

The terms of office for a Board member are restricted to 2 x 3year periods. After a period off the Board a member can be re-elected to return in a new capacity. 

The President of the organisation should under normal circumstances have previously served as a Board Member.