By creating genuinely affordable, healthy homes in the heart of Plymouth, our community can be part of the solution to tackle fuel poverty and climate change. This organisation is in the preliminary stages of being established.
PEC Homes' first AGM was held alongside PEC (Community Benefit Society) and PEC Trust ones also. They were all incorporated into one virtual event, where only the formal business was held.
Clive turner (Chair) opened the meeting and conducted the formal proceedings. The Directors report was received and adopted. The auditors, Bromhead Chartered Accountants, were appointed as the auditors of the company for the year to 30th June 2021, as required, and the Board were authorised to set their remuneration.
As per the PEC Homes election policy, being the first PEC Homes AGM, all Directors stepped down. The following members were confirmed as Directors of the PEC Homes Board:
- Clive Turner
- Christopher Penberthy
- Michelle Virgo
- Hilary Kolinsky
- Greg Wotton
Mission Possible: Art and Enterprise for a Zero Carbon World
In the week following the formal business of our AGM, we held a virtual event as part of Plymouth Social Enterprise Festival. We partnered with the University of Plymouth's Sustainable Earth Institute, to bring together a virtual room of the most positive people we could find.
We were delighted to be joined by keynote speaker Ed Gillespie, a climate-positive adventurer, environmental entrepreneur, Director of Greenpeace UK, futurist, and author of Only Planet: A Flight-Free Adventure around the World. He wowed the audience with his insights into the art of the possible for moving towards a zero-carbon future, covering aspects of art, environment and business.
Our CEO, Alistair Macpherson, inspired the audience with an overview of PEC's work over the last year and with impressive impact statistics of how we have helped residents of Plymouth during this time.
Jenny Aryton, from Art and Energy, spoke passionately about the empowering role of art to create a zero carbon energy system, including the awesome work we are doing as part of our Moths to a Flame project.
Paul Hardman, from the Sustainable Earth Institute, and Chris Woodfield, revealed how organisations can benefit from their Low Carbon Devon Project, providing practical support to enterprises.
We all believe change is coming, and there are many reasons to be optimistic about the zero carbon mission, we just need to be both creative and innovative to make it happen. If you missed the event, you can watch it back here.