By Hyatt, Peter
Management Services , Vol. 39, No. 7
Bill McCourt joins Air Belfast
One of Northern Ireland's most distinguished and successful businessmen has joined the board of the new Ulster airline, Air Belfast.
Institute Fellow Dr Bill McCourt was managing director of the 'Old Bushmills' Distillery Company Ltd from 1976 until September 1992. Prior to that he was general manager of the Rolls-Royce aero engine plant in Belfast.
Born in New York in 1930, Bill was educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution and the Belfast College of Technology. He is a founder member of the Institute's Northern Ireland branch and has served as both its treasurer and chairman. He has also served for a number of years on the Council of the Northern Ireland CBI and was chairman for the two years 1990 and 1991.
Bill McCourt now holds a number of non-executive board appointments including the Local Enterprise Development Unit.
A member of the Northern Ireland Economic Council, he is also on the Council of the University of Ulster, the regional committee of the National Trust and is President of the Northern Ireland IDB Partnership.
Healthcare for Institute members and their families
The Institute currently operates a British United Provident Association (BUPA) health scheme whereby members who wish to join BUPA obtain a 10 per cent discount
Following recently completed negotiations between our Director General, Paul Symes and BUPA it should now be possible to increase this member discount.
The new terms of the scheme will allow all our members to receive a 25 per cent discount on their Healthcare provision from BUPA. This means in Healthcare terms no waiting, no queues, immediate treatment, when you want it and where you want it. You are in control.
For the above system to become operational we need just fifteen (15) new applicants in addition to those already registered on the Institute's scheme. Applicants can be Institute members or members' families.
So please give this matter serious thought. Not only will your application benefit you and your family, it will also be of considerable benefit to existing members of the scheme. If you wish to take up this offer please complete and return the form printed opposite as soon as possible.
FINSEC 1995 Summer School
At the FINSEC board meeting held on 23 May, the board members agreed to fund a place at the IMS Summer School at Cambridge -- 16 to 18 July.
The FINSEC board welcomes applications for this Summer School place from IMS members who meet all of the following conditions:
* student/associate/member grade
* currently unemployed holding a UB40
* was employed in financial services within the past 12 months
Applications should be posted or faxed (0181 367 8149) to Karen Gee, at IMS head office in Enfield, to be received by 5.00 pm on Wednesday 5 July. A draw will be undertaken on 6 July and the successful applicant will be notified by Friday 7 July.
The bursary will be for L400, covering the Summer School fee of L345 and a contribution towards travel expenses to Cambridge.
The successful applicant, will, however, be expected 'to work their passage', and prepare a 1500 word article on the 1995 Summer School for publication in the September edition of this journal.
So, if you meet the above conditions and wish to take your chance in a draw (but don't forget your article preparation skills will be challenged!), please forward the appropriate details to Karen Gee.
The National Society for Quality through Teamwork will hold its annual conference at Warwick University on 22 - 23 August 1995.
The conference is Europe's largest teamworking event and in 1994 it received rave reviews from delegates who left filled with enthusiasm to make progress with their own quality initiative.
Warwick University is a spacious venue that can accommodate the anticipated 600-700 delegates and enhance the 1995 programme. …