TUG News - November 2014

Linda Spinks presents the latest news from the User Group

We tell you

It was wonderful to see so many of you at the Triaster Conference in October; it was great to see new faces and as a number of international customers attended, it was good to take the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with them in person. I also think that the customer presentations provided a number of alternative view points - from projects that have just got underway, to those more established systems moving onto new phases. It is always a pleasure to attend such events, mainly due to the strong feeling of community that we have.

Also, we are still looking to fill the role of User Group Secretary. If anyone would like to take up this important User Group Committee role, please let me know. For reference, travel and accommodation costs are covered by the User Group budget and so it's just a matter of time out to attend two meetings a year (within the UK) and taking minutes, as well as being involved in the general group decision making.

Engineering Group meeting

Please note that because of a change in working hours, Kerry Ann at Skanska (Maple Cross) has postponed the Engineering Group meeting from November to 27th January. For those of you who aren't aware, this group is open to any customers working with/within the Engineering industry. Therefore even if you are working for a Defence or Manufacturing company, you may find that areas of interest overlap.

Next Main User Group meeting

The next User Group meeting will be on 5th March 2015 and is being hosted by Lockheed Martin UK Ampthill in Bedfordshire; further details will be made available nearer the time however we will need to have everyone wishing to attend, booked on early - to enable the required security clearance.

Please note that this meeting will include the User Group AGM at which the constitution will be reviewed and User Group officers elected. The constitution requires that there must be at least ten members present to constitute a quorum and agree changes.

Constitution changes and User Group officers must be proposed in advance, so please send any suggestions to

You tell us

If you would like to host a User Group meeting please e-mail:

Linda Spinks' signature in blue